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Center for Community Planning and Development


The City of Lorain, a city of 63,000 along the Lake Erie waterfront at the mouth of the Black River in Lorain County, Ohio, is a revitalizing Legacy City with both opportunities and challenges in enhancing its ability to ensure a decent, affordable home in a quality neighborhood for every Lorain resident. This housing study was undertaken by the Center for Community Planning and development at the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs at Cleveland State University, acting as consultant to the City of Lorain. The purpose of the study is to provide the City with recommended priorities and strategies for housing investment and use of federal funding for the coming ten years. The project process included data collection, data analysis, resident and other stakeholder interviews, and regular consultation with members of the City Building and Housing Department.