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2012 Report to the Community

The Coalition for Housing and Support Services of Lake County delivered its 9th annual Report to the Community on Friday, March 16 at the Radisson Hotel and Suites in Eastlake.  This year's presentation, "Collaboration Makes Communities Thrive", was delivered by Sabrina Waytes, Vice Chair of the Coalition and Executive Director of Western Reserve Community Development Corporation.  In past years the Coalition's presentations have focused on housing and housing issues.  This year's theme emphasized the importance of the support services that are critical to helping keep Lake County residents safely housed. The Coalition's member agencies recognize that, for many families, housing is just one part of the equation.  Given these tough economic times, many households need a little extra help with food expenses, or health care, or utility payments just to keep a roof over their heads.  Providing all those services takes collaboration between the various mainstream social service agencies and non-profit agencies.  The list below highlights some of the support services available to Lake County residents and documents how many households looked for and found the help they needed. 

  • More than 50 homeowners received assistance with home repairs through the efforts of the County and Western Reserve Community Development
  • Forbes House sheltered 68 households who survived domestic violence
  • 291 homes in 18 communities were weatherized by Ashtabula Community Action Agency
  • Extended Housing helped 300 households move to affordable housing
  • 361 people including 72 children were sheltered at Project Hope for the Homeless
  • 721 households received mortgage modification/foreclosure prevention counseling 
  • 1237 households received rental counseling from the Fair Housing Resource Center
  • 1700 residents live in affordable rental units provided via Lake Metropolitan Housing Authority
  • 1721 households received emergency utility assistance
  • 19,172 hot lunches were served at the Salvation Army
  • Nearly 40,000 calls for help were fielded by 2-1-1 Lake County and referred to agencies best able to provide appropriate services

For those who were unable to attend this year's Report to the Community event, the presentation slide show, a Coalition handout and the Report to the Community are attached below for you to either view or download.  Previous years' reports are also available below.

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Kay Shaniuk,
Apr 10, 2012, 5:24 AM
Kay Shaniuk,
Apr 10, 2012, 5:25 AM