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Housing Policy Case Studies

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Designing a local remediation ordinance: Lesson from Cleveland, OH; Syracuse, NY; and Toledo, OH

This brief provides a practical guide to local “lead laws” for cities interested in preventing exposure to lead-based paint hazards. It begins with a primer on these ordinances: what they are and how they work. We then provide a brief scan of local lead laws around the country. The third section draws on interviews with practitioners working to implement three recently approved lead laws in Cleveland, OH; Syracuse, NY; and Toledo, OH; to identify key decision points. Finally, we provide individual case summaries on the three sites.
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Eviction prevention strategies from Grand Rapids, MI; Boulder, CO; and Syracuse, NY

Averaging data from 2000 through 2018, researchers estimated that approximately 2.7 million U.S. households are threatened with eviction each year. Eviction filings have also increased nationwide since protections related to the COVID-19 pandemic ended. This case study series explores three types of eviction prevention programs created to help improve conditions.

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