Signs of Gentrification

Join long-time resident, Paula Miller, as she gives you a closer look at her near West Side neighborhood

Signs of Gentrification

Cleveland, Ohio 44115, United States

Created By: Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless

Tour Information

Discover historical and current sources of housing insecurity in our community with this tour. We define gentrification as a profit driven, racial and class reconfiguration of urban, working class communities of color. This is the end result of redlining, segregation, white flight, predatory lending, disinvestment and abandonment. Gentrification turns communities into commodities, allowing land speculators to make millions by extracting wealth from poor residents. Cleveland’s Near West Side was one of the first neighborhoods to become gentrified, providing decades of evidence for us to examine.

Voice over provided by long-time resident and community organizer, Paula Miller.

Free Parking can be found behind the West Side Market, with entrances on West 24th St. and Lorain Avenue. If that lot is full, free street parking is usually available on Bridge and Fulton.

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What You'll See on the Tour

If you’ve visited this neighborhood to shop at the West Side Market or have had dinner in one of the many restaurants, you have likely seen this flag, and probably didn’t think much about it. Throughout this tour you will take a closer ... Read more
Since 2017, governmental and nonprofit partners have attempted to stabilize the hillside of Irishtown Bend and build a 23-acre park. Not only are they planning on developing the 23 acres, but they plan on completing and connecting regional ... Read more
Here, we can see in the background a view of the Lakeview Terrace, one of the three buildings first approved as public housing developments in US, built in the 1930s to house immigrants and bring them out of abject poverty. This building ha... Read more
The Youth Drop-In Center at the Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry (LMM) will serve anyone from the ages of 16 to 24 who is experiencing housing insecurity or homelessness through a variety of services. The drop-in center will provide services ... Read more
Hostile architecture, sometimes referred to as “anti-homeless architecture,” is an urban-design strategy that's sole purpose is to prevent or restrict certain behaviors, often targeting unhoused people. At the Carnegie West Branch of th... Read more


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