CNVDC connects Collinwood: Keys to Housing Resource Fair Recap
Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corp in partnership with St. Clair Superior Development Corp organized the First Annual Keys to Housing Resource Fair on Saturday May 6, 2017 held in the gymnasium of St. Mary’s Church on Holmes Ave. The fair focused on providing local residents and community stakeholders with information for first-time homebuyers, existing homeowners, tenants, and landlords, and covered topics including homeownership, home repair, weatherization, financial literacy, foreclosure prevention and much more.
“The purpose of our event was to connect Collinwood residents with the various housing resources available to them that they may not be familiar with. Whether you are a renter, looking to buy your first home or maybe just researching information to make home repairs, this event was a way to bring a variety of housing resources and organizations together in one place for our community, and the feedback has been wonderful,” explains Jamar Doyle, Managing Director of Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corporation. Doyle added, “This is part of our on-going effort to be more visible in the community and work with residents provide programs of interest to them. “
Ward 8 Councilman Polensek and Cleveland Housing Court Judge O’Leary, was among the 50 people who attended this event. Organizations in attendance included Dollar Bank, Cuyahoga County Treasurer Office, City of Cleveland Dept of Aging & Housing Court, FASS Realty, Cleveland Tenants Organization, Heritage Home Program,North Coast Pest Control, Upcycle Parts Shop, and Habitat for Humanity Restore. The fair also included four informational workshops: first-time homebuyer, senior resources, homeowner resources and financial literacy. The workshops were presented by Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland (NHS), ESOP, Home Repair Resource Center, Cleveland Housing Network and Operation Hope.
Reception for the First Annual Keys to Housing Resource Fair was very positive, with attendees expressing high praise for the event. “Bring him back” said a resident who enjoyed the financial literacy workshop presented by Christopher Smith of Operation Hope.
Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corporation thanks all who attended the event, as well as all of those who staffed tables or presented workshops. We are grateful for everyone’s efforts to make this a great event in our community!
Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corporation
The Collinwood & Nottingham Villages Development Corporation is a non-profit organization created to preserve, promote, and protect the quality of life in our communities. We serve as an economic pump and liaison between businesses, industry, and residents. We work closely with our councilmen, political leaders, and city departments including the Departments of Safety, Health, Community and Economic Development,and Building & Housing. The corporation is operated by a board of trustees representing area residents, churches, business, and industry. Our office is located in Collinwood Village, staffed by 2 full-time and 3 part-time individuals. The corporation is funded through the City of Cleveland, as well as private donations, and other grants.