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Mission & Vision

Emerald Development and Economic Network, Inc. (EDEN) is a 501 (c)(3) agency.
EDEN is a contract agency of the Alcohol Drug Addiction and Me
ntal Health Services Board of Cuyahoga County.

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EDEN's History

In the summer of 1990, the Cuyahoga County Community Mental Health Board (CCCMHB), in its mission statement and strategic plan, identified persons who are severely mentally disabled and indigent as its top priority for services and housing over the next five years. It was determined that of the many and varied services and resources needed by mental health consumers, housing continued to be among the most pressing.

It had been proposed in the CCCMHB's original Housing Plan that a Housing Resource Center be established. In 1990, the CCCMHB undertook an effort to revise the original 1987 Housing Plan, and again the recommendation to establish a central housing agency was made: this time expanding the role to include housing development and management as well as information services.

On December 12, 1990, Emerald Development and Economic Network, Inc. (EDEN, Inc.) filed its Articles of Incorporation with the Ohio Secretary of State. On February 26, 1991, EDEN became fully functional after its first official Board meeting.

The CCCMHB (now the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County) re-affirms its commitment to housing the disabled population of Cuyahoga County by its annual allocation to EDEN.

What began as one residence, has grown exponentially over the past 30 years. EDEN now owns and manages over 200 units of scattered-site housing for individuals and families that have a member with a mental illness, owns and manages 738 units of Permanent Supportive Housing for chronically homeless individuals-with an additional 62 units in development. These projects have excellent outcomes, in that EDEN maintains approximately 98% occupancy, and turns over units within an average of 14-30 days. The agency also owns Norma Herr Women's Center, which is the primary shelter in Cuyahoga County for single adult women.



West James Home

EDEN's first property at West St. James



EDEN also administers rental assistance for more than 3,000 households per month, focusing mainly on persons with disabilities and those who are homeless. This includes single individuals, families, and citizens re-entering our community from institutions. Additionally, EDEN is the primary provider of the Rapid Re-Housing Program (time limited rental assistance) in Cuyahoga County.

Today, EDEN is a nationally recognized housing provider through our scattered site properties, Permanent Supportive Housing buildings and rental voucher programs. While EDEN focuses on such housing activities as development, location, housing stability, property owner relations, inspection, maintenance, and management, the agency also partners very closely with dozens of community-based agencies to ensure that tenants obtain the support services they need to improve their health and well-being, and sustain permanent housing.

Housing is our foundation, and the linkage of housing and services is the key to the success of the clients we serve.





3 people

1 (scattered site property)

1 (22 units of housing)

Cuyahoga County



> 180 People

19 Different Short/Long Term
Rental Subsidies

3 Programs at
87 Properties

More than 3,500 per Month

Cuyahoga, Lake, Ashtabula, Lorain, Medina, Geauga and Stark


Our Community & Corporate Supporters

A special thanks to the government agencies and private foundations that support EDEN and our mission:


EDEN's mission is to provide housing solutions to people facing the challenges of housing insecurities and homelessness.

7812 Madison Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44102
Phone: 216-961-9690
Client Info Line: 216-634-0202
Property Owner Hotline: 216-503-6369
TDD/TTY: 800-545-1833, ext. 873
Fax: 216-651-4066

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EDEN is committed to being an active champion of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) throughout our organization and the communities we serve.