A report on personal income that came out last month found that Ohioans in almost every city and wage bracket saw a loss in income from 2000 to 2003. But one break with the trend was seen in the city of Cleveland where average income rose slightly. The study authors contributed that to the recent growth of middle class families in the city. That small gain has provided a little optimism for those hoping to improve Cleveland's financial health through new housing. ideastream's Mark Urycki has the first part in a series of reports on housing in Northeast Ohio.