HCC announces new project, contract and location

Heights Community Congress (HCC) enters its 41st year in serving the Heights community, and is excited to announce several recent developments that will positively impact Cleveland Heights and University Heights.

HCC has enlisted the expertise of researcher Ralph Day, who has joined its fair-housing team. Day is analyzing information from past testing audits to determine whether racial housing discrimination still exists in the suburban housing market, and whether the face of discrimination has changed since 1972. That was the year the St. Ann Audit found that racial steering was rampant in Cleveland Heights and neighboring communities.

Using HCC audit data compiled from many years, the research will look at perceptions in the community relative to differential treatment of home seekers.

HCC recently entered into an agreement with the City of Cleveland Heights to conduct a fair housing monitoring program for 2013. The testing will occur throughout the year, and will verify real estate trends in the city's housing market.

HCC’s office is now located at Hope Lutheran Church, 2222 North Taylor Road. Office hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, stop in or call. The phone number remains the same: 216-321-6775.

Sue Nigro

Suzanne Nigro is a member of the Heights Community Congress Board of Directors.

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