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Gem City Market is providing a community-driven and sustainable solution to food insecurity in a Northwest Dayton community.

Gem City Market (GCM) is a ray of hope and identity in a community affected by decades of disinvestment. ABLE provided legal assistance when community members identified a need to fill the void left by major grocery chains closing their doors in West Dayton. The result was a community and worker-owned cooperative grocery store and deli that will provide fresh food and neighborhood jobs.

Confidence key in neighborhood effort to save historic Toledo church from demolition.

Although St. Anthony Church had been a beacon for service to the community from the corner of Nebraska and Junction avenues for more than 100 years, its imminent demolition in 2018 was a public health concern for neighborhood residents.

Kelly: Protecting tenants from wrongful eviction

When banks foreclose on homes that owners are renting to tenants, they are required to follow certain procedures to protect tenants who find themselves facing homelessness due to the foreclosure. ABLE represented Kelly, who was renting a home for herself and her children when the owner went into foreclosure.

A cooperative grocery store will lessen food insecurity in a central city food desert and provide access to healthy, fresh food.

Worker-owned cooperatives are not new, but utilizing this legal model is emerging as a viable solution to food insecurity.

Harnessing data for better policies that protect housing for people with mental health challenges.

A stable home is central to the American promise of opportunity. The ability to live in a home we can afford, under fair terms, and without the threat of homelessness is vital to every person’s ability to establish roots and feel that they are a valued member of society.

TEDx: ABLE’s Eugenio Mollo leads us to examine immigration law in the U.S. and our own immigration stories in “I’m not supposed to be here.”

TEDx: ABLE’s Eugenio Mollo leads us to examine immigration law in the U.S. and our own immigration stories in “I’m not supposed to be here.”

TEDx: Reem Subei on Othering & Fostering Belonging In Our Society

TEDx: Reem Subei on Othering & Fostering Belonging In Our Society

Transportation Equity through Innovative Legal Theory and Organized Community-Led Effort

People living in central cities who need and want to work often do not have transportation to jobs, unless they can take public transportation.

What is elder abuse?

Elder abuse is a crime. Abuse of an older adult can happen in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, adult group homes, and other long-term care facilities. Abuse from a caregiver can also occur in private homes.