Success Stories

Success Stories

Cleveland Tenants Organization loves hearing from the clients we serve.  If you would like to share your story about how our information helped you, please let us know!  Your story will empower others to take action and improve rental housing conditions in Cuyahoga County!

Gertrude

Seventy-five year-old Gertrude Gordon and her husband have lived in an eastside apartment complex for eight months. Longtime homeowners, the Gordons had moved to a rental property a few years ago that eventually became uninhabitable. When Mr. Gordon, a retired steel mill worker, suffered a stroke and heart attack, they moved again to a new apartment hoping for a comfortable home that could accommodate... read more

Linette

Originally from Cincinnati, Linette Eady moved to Cleveland after serving in the Air Force, and has lived in an apartment complex in Lakewood for six years. As Ms. Eady got to know her neighbors, she noticed that people in her building, particularly elderly and low-income residents, were being treated unfairly. Ms. Eady decided that she and her neighbors needed a voice, and contacted CTO... read more

Jodie

Jodie

When Jodie Pierce and her husband were served their first eviction notice, they didn’t know where to turn. The Pierces had been struggling to pay their rent and weren’t sure of their rights. When Jodie was connected to CTO, she felt as if her prayers had been answered. According to Jodie, if it hadn’t been for Eviction Diversion Specialist Tony D’Amico and the CTO... read more

Beverly

Beverly

One year ago, Beverly Kilber moved into a new apartment building in Lakewood. After new management took over, she and other residents were dealing with various problems that were not being resolved. For one, residents were not able to use the main entrance due to a broken lock. For nearly two months, Ms. Kilber and other tenants called and emailed the management but to... read more