In 2016, Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses (SHNH) collaborated with the community to create the WE Speaks plan, West End’s quality of life plan. Residents and businesses identified key goals for the neighborhood.
How do those 2016 goals need to change now that the FC Cincinnati Stadium project is underway?
Over the next four months a local non-profit Design Impact is partnering with SHNH and the Port Authority
to engage West End neighbors with the goal of revising the WE Speaks plan. This revised plan will direct the investments of SHNH and other potential neighborhood partners.
Food and child watch will be provided.
Dreams of becoming a Homeowner?
Already a homeowner but need help with managing citations and access to resources?
Please join us as we learn information from Sarah Thomas (Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses- Housing consultant), Habitat for Humanity, the Home Ownership Center and the Brighton Center .
Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses and the Port solidified their partnership at a news conference on October 9th. The agreement describes how Seven Hills will work with the Port to foster equitable development in the West End.
“We’ll be working to build upon and develop our capacity, while also attracting and supporting purposeful developments that align with the goals of the WE Speak plan, Our doors are always open so the community can stay informed, build their knowledge and participate in neighborhood development,” says Tia Brown of Seven Hills.
Seven Hills is working to implement a program to disburse the $100,000 in housing funds, committed by FC Cincinnati in the Community Benefits Agreement (CBA), to support the immediate housing needs of low and moderate income residents in the West End to remediate code enforcement orders on property. Matching funds are wanted to increase the fund so more residents can be assisted. In the future the housing improvement fund will provide aid to residents, such as down-payment or rental support and forgivable loans for development that commits to keep rental rates affordable. For more information or to donate to the Housing Improvement Fund, please contact Tia Brown at 513-407-5362 or email@example.com
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Petite cuties to Full figured beauties! This was a body positivity fashion show like no other. West End models walked the runway in front of a packed crowd. The clothes were all donated by Torrid, Aeropostale and Burlington, faces were beat and edges laid by Empire Beauty School and MaryKay! These awesome photos were taken by the one and only Louis Rideout!
EZZ Fest is an arts, athletics & music festival Saturday October 6, 2018, featuring live art sculpting of the the soon to be complete Ezzard Charles statue, stage with live jazz music, boxing activities and many local vendors. Located in beautiful Laurel Park on Ezzard Charles Drive in the heart of the West End, a historic neighborhood southwest of OTR. This free fest will be fun for all ages and celebrate the West End and Ezzard Charles’ rich history!
Sponsors: Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses, Carl H. Lindner YMCA, ArtsWave, We Have Become Vikings, West End Community Council, Larosa’s and Cincinnati Park Board.
2018 Neighborhood House Holiday Adoption Program
Our program will provide:
- 40 families with Christmas gifts and meals for a week and Christmas dinner (ham or turkey)
- 72 additional families with meals for a week and Christmas dinner
- 50+ families will be invited to “shop” for gifts in our free clothing and holiday store!
Ways you can help? We are collecting non-perishables (cereal and boxed meals, soups, dried beans, etc.), new or gently used winter coats, hats and gloves, new unwrapped toys and books, and cleaning and hygiene products.
Please drop off items at the Center by December 14th!
Items received after this date will be distributed as part of our regular emergency food pantry and free clothing store.