Evicting the poor to make a point


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Evicting the poor to make a point

In 1934 during the Great Depression, Pearl Hayne, unhappy with the County relief payments she was receiving for her low-income tenants at 3805 and 3811 Franklin Boulevard, evicted 13 of them, who moved into tents at nearby Fairview Park on the southeast corner of Franklin Boulevard and West 38th Street. Eventually she relented and allowed them to return to their suites. County officials said that Hayne, at this time, was housing the most relief tenants in the city of Cleveland. This article appeared in the Cleveland Plain Dealer on June 18 of that year.


This file appears in: The Belden Seymour House