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PUBLIC/PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP CREATES AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN WEST END

This project demonstrates how collaboration can create mixed-rate housing and preserve neighborhood character.

Baymiller Open House
Thursday, April 8th, 10a – Noon.

As development continues in Cincinnati’s historic West End neighborhood, residents and housing advocates have been working to ensure that creation and preservation of affordable housing is part of the equation. A set of historic rowhouses in Cincinnati’s West End is being redeveloped as a combination of affordable and market-rate, rental and homeownership.

1803 and 1807 Baymiller are being rehabbed by Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati. 1805 Baymiller is being developed by Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses as an affordable rental unit, with Habitat as the general contractor.

This open house will provide a chance to see and capture the early stages of renovation and talk to the various partners.

This collaboration responds to the critical need for equitable housing in the West End, long identified by West End by community organizations and planners. For example, the project dovetails with three of the housing goals of the West End Speaks Plan (2016): the condition of all West End properties is improved; the quality of affordable units in the West End is upgraded; the West End supports the expansion of homeownership in the neighborhood.

“I hope it brings a smile on their face and peace in their heart, is what I’m hoping for,” said Marilyn Grubbs.

Grubbs and her friend Susan Setty have earned themselves the nickname ‘the angels,” after delivering hand made masks and angels to those in need. Including trauma victims at the Trauma Recovery Center. Click here to see the full story.

As West End transformation begins, some public housing residents fear they will be pushed out

https://www.wcpo.com/news/transportation-development/move-up-cincinnati/as-west-end-transformation-begins-some-public-housing-residents-fear-they-will-be-pushed-out?fbclid=IwAR0AggquzxdCw4xJmLA7pPnU7OEcpjY0HMOsF4NdtTWQJw9vLEzscR0qH_E

As COVID-19 crisis hit low-income communities, two local nonprofits found new ways to help neighbors. Read full article here.

Cincinnati, OH, December 3, 2020 – FC Cincinnati has made a $200,000 donation to The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority (The Port) for the future development and/or support of affordable housing initiatives in the West End. Affordable housing development will be done in partnership with Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses.

This contribution brings FC Cincinnati’s total investment in housing-related initiatives in the West End to $450,000, including:

“Our goal has always been to be a good neighbor which is why we continue to support affordable housing initiatives in the West End. I applaud the work of Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses and The Port in the West End and we are pleased to support initiatives for equitable development,” said Jeff Berding, President, FC Cincinnati.

“We have said from the start affordable housing must be a part of the growth in the West End,” said Laura N. Brunner, President and CEO of The Port. “This additional funding from FC Cincinnati allows The Port, in collaboration with Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses and neighborhood stakeholders, to deliver on our efforts to build thriving neighborhoods with a range of housing options to benefit the entire community,” Brunner continued.

In 2018, the West End became a focus neighborhood for The Port. Through its role in financing the FC Cincinnati stadium, the Port works with the West End’s community development corporation (CDC), Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses, on equitable development.

“Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses is pleased to partner with the Port and FCC to ensure affordable housing remains in the West End,” said Alexis Kidd, Executive Director of Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses, Inc. “This effort will require greater synergy and investment, but this is definitely a great start from two great partners. We welcome other investors to join with us in preserving opportunities for all in the West End.”

It’s #GivingTuesday! If you’re able, please consider donating to Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses – Findlay Street Center as we work with our neighbors to build a stronger community! https://www.facebook.com/7HillsNeighb/posts/2721169208123913

 

 

Come and see Santa at his workshop on Saturday, December 19th from 4 – 6pm. Join us for holiday fun, photos, crafts and cocoa! Weather permitting, this free event will take place at the Sands Park at the corner of Baymiller and Livingston. Thank you FC Cincinnati Foundation for sponsoring.

The West End neighborhood is home to one of the most vulnerable populations in the City of Cincinnati. Major developments have increased the vulnerability of this community and exposed numerous residents to gentrification and tax increases. The results from the 2019 Housing Study of the West End neighborhood have shown that 44% of the neighborhood residents are at some level of risk of displacement.
We need your help to continue to educate residents on their rights, create advocacy for price appropriate housing, help with rental assistance, and assist low income homeowners with home improvements and repairs.
Join Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses as they host their first ever Home Sweet Home – Golf Scramble on October 17th, 2020. The golf scramble is a fundraiser aimed at raising money to go to community driven housing projects in the West End of Cincinnati.
Individual players: $60
Teams of four: $250