George Thomas

  • Hosted by Advocates for Basic Legal Equality
  • Sponsored by Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation
  • Service location Toledo, Ohio
  • Law school The University of Toledo College of Law
  • Issue area Community/Economic Development, Housing - Affordable Housing/Microfinance, Housing/Homelessness
  • Fellowship class year 2011
  • Program AmeriCorps Fellows Program, Design Your Own Fellowship

The Project

George aimed to solve problems associated with poverty and a lack of economic opportunities in an impoverished post-industrial neighborhoods in the Midwest. George targeted problems prevalent in Toledo, Ohio’s Old South End. The Old South End suffers from declining housing stock, increased crime and other problems associated with escalating poverty. George gave a plan for long-term solutions and hopes to pass on the lessons learned to other neighborhoods like it.

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