Cleveland Restores Slavic Village Neighborhood
Updated: December 11, 2012 | 5:21 p.m.
December 10, 2012 | 8:24 p.m.
Ground Zero in the nation’s housing foreclosure crisis was Slavic Village, an old ethnic neighborhood of Cleveland in the zip code that had the most foreclosures in the country in 2007. But rather than surrendering, the neighborhood fought back. In doing so, it gave the nation an example of how government – like Councilman Tony Brancatelli – and the citizenry – including both newcomers like Jeremy Salupo and old-timers in Polish ethnic groups – can work together to reclaim a venerable but troubled neighborhood.