Opinion: Sustainable affordable housing critical to region's success (Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority)

Date Published: 
November 14th, 2019

From Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority CEO Gregory Johnson's op-ed in Cincinnati.com:

Eight months ago, I wrote an Enquirer guest column about bold steps Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) is taking toward creating affordable housing for our neighbors in Hamilton County. Now that some time has passed and even more tangible progress is being made, I thought it would be important to share with you what has been happening.

CMHA began 2019 boldly implementing considerable regionwide affordable housing preservation. I am eager to report that we are making real progress using that bold approach, focusing our work on: preserving CMHA’s affordable housing portfolio; urging families to move toward self-sufficiency; and building even more public/private partnerships.

CMHA is making strides to preserve affordable housing stock (units) throughout Hamilton County. In addition to the more than $36 million investment in Baldwin Grove and Sutter View, we expect to secure financing on four more properties soon – Evanston, Pinecrest, Park Eden and Marianna Terrace. These four together represent a $72 million investment in our community and provide 542 newly renovated units for our residents.

Read Gregory Johnson's op-ed "Opinion: Sustainable affordable housing critical to region's success" on Cincinnati.com.


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