Weekly News from LMM

Celebrating the First Breaking New Ground Home

Photos by Lydia Bailey 

LMM is excited to celebrate the completion and opening of Bonna House, the very first home purchased as part of our Breaking New Ground affordable housing initiative!

The celebration was a beautiful evening spent with community partners, staff, supporters, neighbors, and board to celebrate essential work being done to advance affordable housing. A huge thank you to everyone who has supported BNG and made it out to the celebration. Check out photos from the event at the link below. Read more about Breaking New Ground in this article from Freshwater Cleveland.


Create a Team to Race in A Run In Living Color

Do you have a group of family, friends or members of your congregation who would enjoy the Color Run? You can easily create a group by visiting our registration page. 

This race is a 5K run and 1 mile walk in which participants will be doused in colorful paint powder (Don't worry, the powder comes off of you and your clothes and is completely non-toxic)! Following the race, you and your team can join LMM for food, music, and a post-run celebration. 

Click the sign-up button below to learn more and register your team for the race.


Thank You, Eaton Volunteers! 

Thank you to the volunteers from Eaton Corporation for providing and serving food to residents at the Men's Shelter at 2100 Lakeside! Eaton volunteers also worked with Ohio City Bicycles to refurbish and provide six bikes, along with helmets and locks, for the Men's Shelter.

Cleveland City Council Passes Tenant Protections

LMM is thrilled to share that just yesterday Cleveland City Council passed legislation that would provide Pay-to-Stay protections to renters. Prior to this legislation’s passage, a tenant in Cleveland could be evicted for being just one day late on rent. This new legislation will allow renters facing eviction to stay in their homes if they are able to tender rent, late fees, and court fees prior to their housing court date. This change is especially pertinent in today’s environment where financial support like rental assistance is available, but may take time to access.

Learn more about how this legislation will help LMM program participants by reading an op-ed written by LMM’s Advocacy Director Margie Glick in Cleveland.com: Tenant protections like ‘Pay to Stay’ create stability during pandemic and beyond.

Addressing Housing Instability as Youth Return to the Classroom

Being able to grow and succeed inside and outside of the classroom is difficult when one does not have a stable, safe place to stay. 

With a large number of youth experiencing housing instability across the state and right here in Cleveland, one may wonder: What is currently being done and what can be done to provide youth with the support and services they need?


LMM's Youth Independent Living Continuum building

(photo by Karin McKenna)

Support Our Youth Back-to-School Drive

LMM is a place of respite for youth and families facing adversity and homelessness. Join us in supporting youth in our programs by donating school supplies to our Back-to-School Drive!

To donate, please visit our Amazon Wish List by clicking the button below. Thank you for making our youth and families more resilient!


Out of Reach

In late July, COHHIO and the National Low Income Housing Coalition jointly released this year’s Out of Reach report, and it shows just how much more difficult it’s become to make rent. “A full-time worker today needs to earn at least $17.05 an hour to afford a modest 2-bedroom apartment in Ohio. But, when you actually look at the 10 most common jobs in Ohio, only two actually pay significantly more than the 2-bedroom housing wage.” COOHIO is asking advocates to take action by: 

  • Reach out to Gov. DeWine and your legislators and ask them to support COHHIO’s proposal to invest $308 million in affordable housing. This web post has the info you need to find your legislator and contact them. 
  • Share the Out of Reach report on social media. Near the bottom of this web post, you’ll see options to share on several different platforms. 

City Club Forum on Homelessness

As part of The City Club’s series on behavioral health, a panel of dedicated experts will discuss the opportunities and gaps that exist in the continuum of behavioral health care amongst our region's unhoused. To purchase tickets, or watch live on Friday, August 12thvisit here

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