In the evening, after work and before putting supper on, Tim and Sharla Coleman like to sit at their dining room table and read Scripture together. They read every day, even though their greatest prayer has been answered. The table, the room, the Cleveland home are all theirs.
"I've been in the Glenview neighborhood, grew up in the Glenview neighborhood, I went to church in the Glenview neighborhood, and it's a blessing to own my home in the Glenview neighborhood," Tim Coleman said.
The Colemans, who proudly display pictures of their children and grandchildren on walls and side tables throughout the three-bedroom home, are becoming homeowners through their employer, a Cleveland worker-owned cooperative called Evergreen. It runs a commercial laundry, an enormous hydroponic greenhouse and a solar panel installation service. Sharla works with the lettuce plants in the greenhouse, and Tim drives a laundry truck.