HCC mission still relevant

To the Editor:

As a member of the Heights Community Congress board, I take issue with Fran Mentch's April letter to the editor. I believe in HCC's continuing mission to ensure access to housing for all groups, and to foster a community atmosphere in which diverse people live harmoniously together. These are not outdated goals, nor are they goals that have been fully achieved. In fact, they are very much in line with Ms. Mentch's admonition that HCC "should work to stop the resegregation of our city by race and class."

Organizing a City Fresh program or investing in green space are certainly worthy missions, but they are not HCC's. I am frankly surprised that Ms. Mentch would tell HCC where its office should be located or which houses should be showcased at its annual Heritage Home Tour. A recently updated strategic plan guides HCC's work, and we now provide programming such as our "honest conversations" about race and class to other Northeast Ohio cities where such dialogue is needed.

Nancy Dietrich

Delamere Drive

Cleveland Heights

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Volume 2, Issue 5, Posted 10:09 AM, 04.22.2009