A Roof over the Head of Every Clevelander
Every night, countless Clevelanders go to sleep without a roof over their head despite living in a city with thousands of vacant homes. In the winter months here, being forced to live outside can be akin to a death sentence. I believe that this is morally repugnant. No one should have to experience homelessness when we have the means to house them.
My plan provides both immediate and long-term assistance for those experiencing homelessness. Increased funding for homeless shelters would help ensure that everyone can, at minimum, sleep indoors in our city. Expanded municipal aid programs would make it easier to find permanent housing and to maintain that housing once you are living in it. Additionally, my plan would work to help prevent homelessness from occurring in the first place by implementing robust tenant-protecting policies that would keep people in their homes.
My Plan to House Everyone in Cleveland
- Implement rent control policies to protect tenants against financial exploitation.
- Expand laws which protect tenants from undue eviction, particularly in times of economic crisis.
- Improve and expand municipal housing aid programs to make it easier to purchase and maintain a home.
- Increase municipal funding for homeless shelters so no one has to sleep outside.