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Crowdsourced Conversations #2: Housing & Neighborhood Preservation

This year, FutureHeights and Friends are bringing you a conversation-based forum series that brings Heights residents together to talk about topics that matter to us all.

We are excited to welcome our Heights friends and neighbors to our second Crowdsourced Conversations forum on the topic of housing & neighborhood preservation happening Tuesday, June 28 from 7pm-8:30pm at Forest Hill Church (3031 Monticello Blvd). Opening remarks will be made by Councilwoman Gail Larson and Home Repair Resource Center Executive Director Keesha Allen.  The majority of our time together will be spent in small group discussions.

Just like we did with our first forum on sustainability, we will be relying on the crowdsourced responses from our housing survey to craft small group discussion questions.  We are thrilled to report we received 272 survey responses and can’t wait to share what folks had to say with you all!

Crowdsourced Conversations is Not Your Average Forum Series. Over the course of these four discussion-based events, our goal is to provide opportunities for community members to connect with each other and co-create actionable steps to make the changes you wish to see!

All are welcome!

Visit the Resource Page created after this event.

Word cloud created from the small group discussion notes.


Each forum will have a pre-survey for you to fill out. We will use your answers to help formulate discussion topics for forum night. During each forum, participants will enjoy the company of small breakout groups where, with the assistance of facilitators, they will dive into the questions generated by survey respondents. After small group discussion, we will reconvene as a group-at-large to share what we talked about. And even after we say our goodbyes, we will keep in touch and keep the conversation flowing, build community connections, and continue to brainstorm actionable ideas.


#1: Sustainability – Wednesday, April 27th from 7pm-8:30pm at Coventry PEACE

#2: Housing & Neighborhood Preservation – Tuesday, June 28th from 7pm-8:30pm at Forest Hill Church

#3: Community Safety – tentatively end of August (more details soon)

#4: Civic Engagement – tentatively end of October (more details soon)

This forum series will be an opportunity to connect with other Heights residents about topics that impact us in a variety of overlapping ways. We hope you can join us for all four conversations! Stay tuned for more details soon. Any questions, connect with Sarah – swolf@futureheights.org.

More info here.


This forum series is being planned in partnership with FutureHeights Community & Civic Engagement Committee, Cleveland Heights Green Team, Home Repair Resource Center, City of Cleveland Heights Racial Justice Task Force, Racial Inequity Repair Committee of Forest Hill Church, representatives of Cleveland Heights City Council, and more. Thank you for the joy, wisdom, and enthusiasm you bring to the table!

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