A coalition is close to ending long-term homelessness in Cuyahoga – Cheers & Jeers: editorial

December 22, 2017 GMT

A coalition is close to ending long-term homelessness in Cuyahoga – Cheers & Jeers: editorial

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CHEERS . . . to the Housing First Coalition for building housing and providing resources for the long-term homeless in Cuyahoga County reducing their number by 86 percent. (People considered homeless long-term have been without housing for 12 months either continuously or for 12 months within a three year period.) The coalition is on track for ending this scourge by 2020 — and we all give thanks.

Cuyahoga County could end long-term homelessness

JEERS . . . to Cleveland State University for not revealing the names of finalists in its presidential search and circumventing Ohio public records law by keeping documents on the finalists at the private search firm it hired so they are not subject to public records law.

CSU keeps mum on the finalists for president

Yes, other Ohio public and private universities have done the same thing, but that doesn’t make it right. And when a job is this important, taxpayers and students ought to be able to judge the candidates before one of them gets the job, not after.

CHEERS . . . to all the organizations, churches and individuals who are supporting the needy this holiday season (and the rest of the year) by distributing food and toys, cooking and serving meals, visiting the sick and counseling those who are troubled. “God bless us everyone!” as Tiny Tim once said.

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