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WE ARE FUTUREHEIGHTS.

Established in 2002, our organization acts as a steward to our residents, businesses, other community-based organizations and local government in the areas of fair housing, planning and development, civic engagement, communications and media, and the arts.  We develop programming that serves to ensure a vibrant and sustainable future for Cleveland Heights and University Heights. We proudly serve as a Community Development Corporation (CDC) for the City of Cleveland Heights.

WE CARE ABOUT HOUSING.

Our FutureHomes program (est. 2019) has overseen the purchase, rehab and sale of over 20 houses in low-to-moderate income neighborhoods with the aim of promoting fair housing practices and increased owner-occupancy rates.

WE CARE ABOUT COMMUNITY VOICE.

We publish and distribute the Heights Observer (est. 2008), which serves as the free community newspaper for both Cleveland Heights and University Heights. Our newspaper is pure citizen journalism: a place where all stakeholders can share news and opinions about the community.

WE CARE ABOUT COMMUNITY-BUILDING AND STRENGTHS-BASED LEADERSHIP.

We run the Neighborhood Leadership Workshop, the twice-annual Neighborhood Mini-Grants Program (both est. 2015), and the Crowdsourced Conversations Forum Series (est. 2022), all of which serve to empower residents to engage with, and improve this community.

And much more!

To learn about our other programs, or to get involved, explore our programs and events tabs or check out our news and updates at the bottom of our homepage.

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  • Dec. 3 light fest will set Grandview aglow November 29, 2022
    test On Saturday evening, Dec. 3, to celebrate the beginning of winter, the entire length of Grandview Avenue will glow with hundreds of luminaries. The 10-person team of neighborhood volunteers, who launched the Grandview LightFest event last year, invite Heights residents from other neighborhoods to visit the street after dark to enjoy the lights.  "The luminaries transform […]

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Independent and locally based businesses help define the unique quality of Cleveland Heights and University Heights. The owners of these businesses are our neighbors and friends. When you buy from them, more of your money stays right here in the community. Check it out.