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The City Mission, area churches and the Cuyahoga County Land Bank are teaming up to help single mothers eventually become homeowners.

It’s called The New Horizons Permanent Housing Program. “The church owns the home, The City Mission is the provider of the family and provide support service and the land bank has the inventory of homes,” said Rich Trickel,City Mission CEO.

The program is aimed at specifically helping single mothers who have completed the City Mission’s program at Laura’s Home. Laura’s Home is a crisis center for women and children. It is full and has been for years.

Currently there are six women who have completed the program at Laura’s Home and who have found employment.

On average, they are earning between $8.50 -$11.00 per hour. “A basic two bedroom apartment in Cleveland, need to earn $13.50 per hour,” added Trickel. “There is an unbelievable need.”

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