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Housing Our Future

Strategies for Cincinnati and Hamilton County


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HOUSING OUR FUTURE is the collaborative effort of a broad coalition of stakeholders across Cincinnati and Hamilton County, representing the public, private and non-profit sectors. These stakeholders participated in the Steering Committee and five Working Groups that met over the course of a year to develop a Strategy that focuses on the need to preserve and produce affordable housing, protect existing residents, and make underlying system changes that will increase:

  • Access to Homeownership
  • Production of Housing Units
  • Preservation of Existing Affordable Housing
  • Equitable Zoning and Policies
  • Resources and Financing to Meet these Goals

Our Vision: The guiding vision for this Strategy is that everyone in Cincinnati and Hamilton County will have access to quality affordable housing in the places they want to live.

Our Values: This Strategy is founded on seven core values:

  • Putting people first
  • Promoting choice
  • Fostering diversity
  • Advancing equity
  • Cultivating collaboration
  • Challenging the status quo
  • Confronting racist and discriminatory policies and practices

Our Goals: This Strategy puts forth policies and programs designed to:

  • Protect our most vulnerable residents
  • Preserve and develop long-term affordability
  • Invest in housing that builds strong, inclusive communitiesCreate equitable growth without displacement
  • Build the capacity for development and innovative ownership structures
  • Provide pathways to sustainable homeownership and generational wealth creation
Housing Our Future

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Housing Our Future is the collaborative effort of a broad coalition of stakeholders across Cincinnati and Hamilton County, representing the public, private, and non-profit sectors. These stakeholders participated in the Steering Committee and five Working Groups that met over the course of a year to develop a Strategy that focuses on the need to preserve and produce affordable housing, protect existing residents, and make underlying system changes that will increase:

  • Access to Homeownership
  • Production of Housing Units
  • Preservation of Existing Affordable Housing
  • Equitable Zoning and Policies
  • Resources and Financing to Meet these Goals

In addition, this Strategy incorporates recommendations provided by the Eviction Task force, the Homeless Clearinghouse, and the Property Tax Working Group.

Steering Committee members include:

  • Kristen Baker, Deputy Director, LISC Greater Cincinnati
  • Nia Baucke, Director of Communications, Cohear
  • Jeff Beam, Director of Development for Cincinnati, The Community Builders
  • Liz Blume, Executive Director, Community Building Institute
  • Harold Brown, Vice President of Strategy and Policy, Interact for Health
  • Mary Burke Rivers, Executive Director, Over-the-Rhine Community Housing
  • Kevin Finn, Founding President and Chief Executive, Strategies to End Homelessness
  • Jeanne Golliher, President and Chief Executive, Cincinnati Development Fund
  • Dani Isaacsohn, Founder, Cohear
  • Gregory Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority
  • Jeniece Jones, Executive Director, Housing Opportunities Made Equal
  • Cali Khakoo, Program Officer, LISC Greater Cincinnati
  • Robert Killins, Jr., Director of Special Initiatives, Greater Cincinnati Foundation
  • Joy Pierson, Community Development Administrator, Hamilton County
  • Jessica Powell, Vice President, Hamilton County Land Reutilization Corporation
  • John Schrider, Director, Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio
  • Kathy Schwab, Executive Director, LISC Greater Cincinnati
  • Steve Smith, Principal, Model Group
  • James Wilson, Vice President of Housing, Talbert House

The Greater Cincinnati Local Initiatives Support Corporation facilitated this planning process in collaboration with the Steering Committee. 

Funding provided by: Greater Cincinnati Foundation, PNC Foundation, JP Morgan Chase Foundation, Bethesda Inc.’s bi3 , Wells Fargo, and the Manuel D. & Rhoda Mayerson Foundation

Contact

Contact the steering committee for more information.
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