“When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth” – Sherlock Holmes
I have had an amazing opportunity this summer to intern with Cleveland Housing Court and Judge Raymond L. Pianka. Cleveland Housing Court is a Cleveland municipal court that handles and resolves issues facing property owners, tenants, and neighbors.
My responsibilities this summer have been to assist in court research involving housing that has been cited by the city and how that housing affects neighbors and the community. At the end of the 11-week internship, I hope to provide the court with research regarding these properties and the neighborhood based on feedback I have received through a short answer survey. I also have the responsibility of gathering information and establishing interviews with residents of land contract vendor owned property.
Lastly, I am working on a project to help neighbors of the Stockyard area to help redevelop a vacant piece of land on 44th and Storer. This parcel has some historic influence as being one of the first gas stations in Cleveland. Learning about all aspects of what housing court does allows me to get a good prospective of the impact it makes within our community, under the guidance and leadership of Judge Raymond L. Pianka. I thoroughly enjoy my work here even though at times I find this internship to be overwhelming.
I appreciate the experience and education I am receiving during my time here at Cleveland Housing Court. Lastly, I am extremely proud to make a difference and have an impact on the community this summer.
Each week we use this space to give each of our interns a chance to reflect on their internship experiences. Andrew is a graduate student at Cleveland State University. Host Site: Cleveland Housing Court.