Lorain – Common Core? values and math? PT 2.

June 22, 2015 at 1:09 pm 11 comments

PART ONE: https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2015/06/15/lorain-common-core-values-and-math-pt-1/

artwork Chris Ritchey

artwork Chris Ritchey


Twenty eight years- what I could have accomplished in twenty – eight years, time energy money spent elsewhere– I could’ve moved- walked away- from this house I call home.

I could have spent my energy nagging my husband to take those other job offers out of Ohio, even out of the country. I didn’t – I loved this house, although now in hindsight, I am sure I would have found something elsewhere that I would have loved. It didn’t happen because I, and a few others, have clung onto the fact that a neighborhood could be saved – these old houses by Ohio history standards are worthy .

Looking at the early records of this Charleston Village Society – I realized we are failures! We have been flogging that dead horse to no avail. Twenty eight years and the mission statement decided upon so naively as to the doable of just a few blocks . So much talk …………

Our mission , was to preserve the neighborhood, promote the history , to make this Lorain’s oldest neighborhood one of pride, to hold landlords and out of town landlords accountable- to toughen up the accountability with regard to building inspections.

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We started with committee meetings, talking to City Council and Administrations , Community Development – and Mayor Olejko:

Ah the way back machine
..
sound familiar
“Residents last night (10/1/91) told a committee , which is formulating a model on how to spend federal and state housing funds….” Morning Journal

and a quarter century later
http://www.morningjournal.com/general-news/20150511/lorain-city-council-seeks-resident-input-on-how-to-spend-115-million
1991– Morning Journal 24 years earlier

But Several Landlords said not all landlords are out of town hustlers looking to hold onto dilapidated housing for profit….

That statement is certainly correct….some of those landlords held on to those dilapidated properties were Lorainites… and old slum lords never die their properties just fade away OR DO THEY??
https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2014/09/20/george-schneider-a-property-legacy-what-now/
Landlords, they pretty much own the housing stock in this Ward 2 of Lorain and yes they are making money what was known as Section 8 housing now known as a much more affable name – Housing Choice ( Vouchers)
https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2014/08/13/freedom-of-speech-usa-really-pt-4/

“housing choice vouchers alone pump 1.4 MILLION A MONTH
into Lorain County but The City of Lorain gets 64% of that money EVERY MONTH or approximately $900,000.00 PER MONTH COMES INTO THE CITY OF LORAIN-!!!

How about that BIG Business for you – lucrative one would say and that is just the “private” landlords and LLC’s .

Vouchers Per Zip Code
Amherst 44001 1.1%
Avon 44011 4.0%
Avon Lake 44012 0.6%
Col Station 44028 0.1%
Elyria 44035 23.2%
N Ridgeville 44039 1.1%
Grafton 44044 0.2%
LaGrange 44050 0.3%
Lorain 44052 32.5%
Lorain 44053 10.4%
Lorain 44055 21.3%
Sheffield 44054 1.5%
Oberlin 44074 1.5%
Vermilion 44089 1.3%
Wellington 44090 0.9%
100.0%

but The City of Lorain gets 64% of that money EVERY MONTH or approximately $900,000.00 PER MONTH COMES INTO THE CITY OF LORAIN-!!!

THAT was just 10 months ago!

federal bucks
From meeting in 1991 ( as covered by the Chronicle Telegram) a quote from Cynthia Shaffer ( another “village person” ) who now has her glass of wine out of this city…

“”Right now ( 1991) you’re giving Lorain away a house at a time , a piece at a time and no one seems to care”

well some of us did care – for all the good it seems to have done ! We have failed in our mission for owner occupied homes and landlord accountability .. these were the stats two years ago and they have changed because we know have South Carolina on the list… more about that later
Urban LEA

https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2013/07/05/the-nuisance-and-point-of-sale-ordinance-lorain/
** All data gathered from Lorain County Auditors site, Ohio Secretary of State June 29th 2013 “Clarification” the only LLC shown below are those that are not under known names – such as Spitzer, Veard, religious communities, funeral homes etc.

The number of LLC’s tracked totaled “197” OWNING PROPERTY IN LORAIN.

THEY OWN APPROXIMATELY 2,289 PROPERTIES / PARCELS BETWEEN THEM

” 193” TRACKED BACK TO “OWNER PLACE OF RESIDENCE”

“146” OUTSIDE LORAIN LLC. ETC OR “75.64 %” percent of ownership is outside Lorain

47 LORAIN OWNED LLC ETC. or 24.35 %

******Breakdown is as follows (OUTSIDE OWNERSHIP) PROPERTIES CAN RANGE FROM 1 PARCEL TO over 100 AT THE TOP END)

AMHERST = 30 REG. LLC = 15.5 %
ELYRIA = 12 REG. LLC = 6.2 5%
WESTLAKE = 11 REG. LLC = 5.7%
AVON = 10 REG. LLC = 5.2 %
AVON LAKE =7 REG.LLC= 3.6 %
NORTH RIDGEVILLE = 7 REG.LLC=3.6 %
SHEFFILED LAKE/VILLAGE= 6 REG.LLC= 3.1%
CLEVELAND = 5 REG.LLC= 2.5%
VERMILION = 5 REG.LLC =2.5%
COLUMBUS = 3 REG.LLC = 1.55%
CALIFORNIA= 3 REG.LLC= 1.55% NOTE AT LEAST ONE CALIFORNIA OWNER HAS 58 PROPERTIES
PENNSYLVANIA= 3 REG.LLC = 1.55%
HURON- 2 REG.LLC = 1.03 %
WELLINGTON= 2 REG.LLC = 1.03%
LAKEWOOD= 2 REG LLC. = 1.03 %
FLORIDA = 2 REG.LLC= 1.03%
BEECHWOOD= 2 REG LLC= 1.03%
NORTH OLMSTEAD = 2 REG.LLC = 1.03%
MEDINA= 2 REG.LLC = 1.03%
GRAFTON= 2 REG.LLC = 1.035
AURORA= 2 REG.LLC= 1.03%
BAYVILLAGE= 2 REG.LLC= 1.03%
CANADA = 2 REG. LLC =1.03% (NOTE: ONE IS FOR A TRAILER PARK)

BRECKSVILLE, COLORADO, TEXAS, AKRON, ARIZONA , TOLEDO, KENT, UNION TOWN, CHAGRIN FALLS, MARSHALVILLE, ROCKY RIVER, MILAN, NORTH ROYALTON, AKEMAN, CHAGRIN FALLS, NEWARK OH, LICHFIELD , STONGSVILLE, SEVEN HILLS, BRUNSWICK , ST. MARY’S, OBERLIN 1 REG LLC

Pass-Fail
Charleston Village Society report Card : 1987-2015
Owner Occupied – Fail – Landlords accountability – Fail – Building Dept accountability – Fail


To be continued……………..

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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Dennis Flores  |  June 22, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    In April of this year when I was campaigning door to door I noticed almost immediately the number of foreclosed or vacant houses.

    Now we have the numbers that show it, people are moving to where the jobs are, sad but true is all that’s left is monopoly money.

  • 2. thatwoman  |  June 22, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    the biggest business in Lorain- rental – and more to come

  • 3. Jerry  |  June 23, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    It obvious that rental property in Lorain is killing this city. In particular house rentals because renters don’t have the money to repair and landlords do the minimal repairs needed. Capitalism is about the bottom line profit. When uncontrolled profit happens greed takes place. This is what has happened here in Lorain, More strict controls are needed and must be implemented regularly with heavy fines.

  • 4. Jerry  |  June 23, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    All landlords should be required to contribute to a percentage of rent to a fund set up to police and monitor a city position to monitor and implement building repairs.

  • 5. Dr. Tammy  |  June 23, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Look at who the landlords can accept as renters. Sex offenders, felons, drug dealers and other trash. Why not set a standard for renters, the landlords do credit checks already. I know some will say that would be discrimination, and they would be right! But, when we are destroying (in this case, destroyed) the fabric of neighborhoods, it becomes necessary to set standards. Standards exist for landlord’s to be in the Section 8 housing program. The city should start with those as a baseline for all the rental housing. If the federal government can mandate the conditions of the housing it funds, then why not the housing that taxpayers (real estate and levies) have in their neighborhoods?

  • 6. thatwoman  |  June 23, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    well Housing Vouchers ( aka section 8) do set some standards for their tenants and I am told if there are problems with said tenants they are taken off the voucher system. I had a mega landlord show up at my door – saying she is giving people a 2nd chance etc…… well she can advocate for the poor all she wants but this area is now a glut of transient renters who don’t give a damn thanks to the 2nd and 3rd chances……..we also have some long term renters but they are few and far between. and they are usually tenants of landlords that give a damn.in fact one landlord’s properties are actually at a better standard than the owner occupied in the area including mine…. The answer is not with us or the government but with the landlords they determine the health of our neighborhoods I wrote this THREE YEARS AGO…
    https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2012/07/08/for-rent-one-city-who-dictates-the-health-of-your-neighborhood/

  • 7. Dr. Tammy  |  June 23, 2015 at 4:28 pm

    The landlords that use this terminology “give them a 2nd chance” are the very ones who Section 8 turns down because their housing is substandard and won’t meet the basic requirements. That was G. Schneider’s song, and his rentals were the worst of the worst!!

  • 8. thatwoman  |  June 23, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Yes exactly and how many times through the decades have I heard that one – read the statement in the Chronicle clipping in this post last paragraph……. same old song…. nothing changed .. and they are still singing it because it “works”….and they rake it in .. especially the voucher housing — these were their numbers…. look what 44052 percentage is.. and they stop answering me ( although it should be public record- when I asked for a list of the landlords receiving vouchers in Lorain- there is a surprise………

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