Community Land Co-Op:
The Community Land Cooperative of Cincinnati (CLCC) is a community land trust removes land and housing from the usual real estate market and then leases or sells the housing to residents at affordable prices. Founded in 1981 by an ecumenical association to prevent the displacement of low-income, African-American residents from their neighborhood, the CLCC was the first urban community land trust in the United States. In addition to helping community residents secure affordable housing, the organization works to empower families and enhance the community. For example, CLCC has supported a community garden and organized a summer camp for area children. CLCC joined under the umbrella of the Neighborhood House in the Summer of 2017.
The PORT Authority has sold two properties to Habitat for Humanity to be preserved for lo to moderate income homeowners. If interested in these properties, download the application below and submit to Tia Brown @ Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses.
West End Housing Improvement Fund
The West End Housing Improvement Fund is used to support the immediate housing needs of low-to-moderate income homeowners in the West End. These funds will initially be used for preservation and creation of affordable homeownership and rental housing opportunities, including but not limited too assisting residents with code enforcement orders or citations. To be eligible for these funds the home must be owner occupied and have a household income below 80% median income in the West End. The home must be current on property taxes. Due to the limited amount of funds, appropriate projects must cost $5,000 or less. Any request considered that is estimated to be in excess of $10,000 will be discussed with the Port before approving such request.
In order to apply for the funds, please print application below and drop off to Tia Brown @ Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses. If you have additional questions about these funds, fill out the contact sheet below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Eviction Assistance Program:
Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses understand that life doesn’t always work in the ways we predict, whether that be job loss, illness, tax increase, or other changes. We are there to help you, when life throws you a curve ball and you just can’t seem to make ends meet. In recent days, many West End residents are facing increasing rental rates, taxes, and other inconveniences and that is when we are able to offer eviction support.
If you or someone you know is in need of this support, please fill out the attached form or come into Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses and ask for support.
DISCLAIMER: In order to apply for these funds, you need to be a West End resident and have your eviction notice served. We ask that you attach your eviction letter to any eviction support application that you apply for.