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Recent reports have put Cincinnati rent raises at the very top in the nation.
“We’re looking at (overall) rents that more than half of the city cannot afford,” said Josh Spring, executive director at the Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless, referring to the Redfin report.
Bad public policy, generations of racist ideologies, and profit-generating housing models are impacting all Cincinnatians, but especially people who have the least income and the least community support.
Cincinnati must demand that funds devoted to Affordable Housing be placed where there is the greatest need – 60% AMI and below.
Hear residents talk about how the Housing Crisis is impacting us (10 minutes)
Watch What Happened to the Money? (2 minutes)
Watch How to Talk About the Housing Crisis (100 minutes)
Hear from Mona and Dr. Mark about the Affordable Housing LEVERAGE Fund:
Afford Rent Calculator
Get it on Google Play
Moving? Trying to figure out whether or not you can afford the rent can be difficult, especially with utility payments. Use this app to determine how much you can afford based upon your income. With Reverse Search, simply enter in the Rent and the app will determine how much you would need to make to afford it!
AMI Rent Thermometer – Preview
Quickly gauge Area Median Income (AMI) affordability levels. Use the slider bar or enter in an exact amount for the AMI and the app will show you the monthly housing max costs for 30, 60, 80, 100, and 120% AMI. Compare affordability (60% AMI) with the built in graph creator. Use the included AMI or add your own to Favorites!
Note: The APK download will only work on Android devices. You must ALLOW installation from Unknown Sources. This app was created with the MIT App Inventor and does not require any permissions, nor does it transmit any information from your device. If you are having trouble opening it, go to My Files on your device then navigate to the APK folder, and open from there. If you try to open it with the browser, it will not open.
Get it on Google Play
The 30-Day Challenge is an interactive way to help raise awareness and money to help those in need in our community. This project provides 30 days worth of journaling, reading assignments and small donations. Participants engage in a small awareness-raising activity every day for 30 days.
The 30 Day Challenge is an easy way for people to get involved and to be educated about the realities of homelessness. Just print the challenge, encourage others to participate with you and then simply mail in your donations for the 30 days to 113 E 12th Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202.
WATCH EVENT ON YOUTUBE: https://youtu.be/FuNWQthmh14
WATCH EVENT ON FACEBOOK: https://fb.watch/dvcw9x4y-W/
Presentation Slide Show: 2022 HowTalkHousingCrisisUpdate1
Correction on Slide 16: MARCC, the Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati, was erroneously abbreviated. It has been updated on the slideshow, but remains in the live video recordings. Read MARCC Statement City Council Budget Hearing 6.4.22 on the city budget.
Upcoming City Events – Share Your Voice!
The City of Cincinnati needs to hear your voice at the following events:
Share your story, add your voice!
1) Cincinnati’s Budget Hearings: https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/finance/cincinnati-budget-engagement/
2) Cincinnati Housing Solutions Summit: https://qrco.de/HousingSummit
3) City Council Meetings: https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/noncms/council/registration-form/speakers.cfm
We need people to show elected officials and others how urgent the need to address the housing crisis truly is. We need your voice!
City Budget Hearings: https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/finance/cincinnati-budget-engagement/
Thursday, June 2, 2022
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Madisonville Recreation Center
5320 Stewart Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45227
Saturday, June 4, 2022
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
*Council Meet and Greet – 10:00 a.m.*
Cincinnati City Hall, Council Chambers
801 Plum Street, Room 300
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Tuesday, June 14, 2022
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
College Hill Recreation Center
5545 Belmont Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45224
Housing Solutions Summit: https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/planning/news/cincinnati-housing-solutions-summit/
Saturday, June 11th 9am to 1pm
No matter where you live, you can speak at Cincinnati City Council meetings through Zoom or in person! In general, comments are limited to 2 minutes. More on their meetings: https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/council/public-speakers-registration/
Let us know what meetings you plan on attending and get more info: https://forms.gle/hoBc8diMVogRqRQQA
Meet on the Music Hall side of Washington Park at 5:30
For the first time, in 2020, we did not give any awards because of our inability, due to the pandemic, to gather all our folks together in one location to celebrate. This year, while we still cannot safely gather a few hundred of us in one space, we will have a virtual Trivia Night and Awards Ceremony and honor these recipients there. We are thankful to be able to share who the recipients of our 2021 awards are.
Why are 13 groups listed as Julie Martin Service Provider of the Year? The list could be longer. So many of our Member Organizations have worked so hard to keep their services going through the pandemic. With this list of 13, we are focusing on the direct service agencies whose actions have played a major role in preventing the widespread outbreaks that have been seen in other parts of the country among people in shelter and outdoors.
When the pandemic erupted, we had to quickly decide what to do to prevent deadly outbreaks in our congregant shelters and among people living outdoors. We gathered our Member-Organizations and built and implemented strategy together. Whether it was quickly moving 400 people from congregant shelter into hotels, serving meals to 200% more people and providing meals to people now in hotels, figuring out how to provide hot showers safely, doing street outreach when so many were staying home, fighting to get COVID-19 tests, changing the facility setups to make distancing more possible, running shelter in a hotel, when you have never done that before or running a shelter for the first time period,these organization continually stepped up. We kept asking these folks to do more work than they had staff or budgets for, and in many instances with little guarantee of needed funding or knowledge of how long it would be, and they all kept saying “Yes”. So far, in our City and County we have not suffered the major life-ending outbreaks among people experiencing homelessness that other localities have. This is because we have strategically worked together and the staff at these agencies decided to act based on the importance of human life and morality over all else.
Coalition Board Member Barry Klein tells a story about Bob Moore and buddy gray at the 2021 Trivia Night and Awards Ceremony
In addition to our robust Speakers’ Bureau and Walking Tours, we offer 2-hour online trainings in the following areas (at the cost of $120 per 2 hour session.) Because each training is virtual, you can have up to 100 participants in your training, all at the same cost of $120 for the session.
Training is a great way for organizations, businesses, classrooms, and individuals to learn more about what role you play in eradicating homelessness. Note: there’s no need to take them in order, while they build on the content from the Speakers and Tours, each training stands on its own. Sign up today!
Homelessness 101 covers the basics of homelessness, in terms of the causes and responses, which includes the voices of people who have experienced homelessness. This interactive training gives participants an insight into the system of homelessness in Cincinnati and beyond. We cover many topics, including:
* The Causes of Homelessness
* Legal Protections and Criminalization
* How to End Homelessness
* Types of Homelessness
* Statistics and Stereotypes
* Barriers and Health Issues
* COVID19 Responses
* …and More!
The lack of affordable housing has contributed greatly to the housing crisis in America. Understanding the ways in which affordability is measured is essential to create, maintain, and sustain affordable housing across the country.
This training uses data from Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Ohio to break down the meaning of affordable housing into sections, including Safe and Affordable Housing, Area Median Income (AMI), and Household Affordability.
Participants will be able to:
* Define affordability at 30% of income, including utilities
* Understand fair market rent
* See how the lack of affordable housing may impact a family
* Identify affordability for groups within Cincinnati, including by Race
* Understand limitations of AMI calculations
* Create a family budget while including housing affordability
Affordable Housing 201 is for anyone, event outside of Cincinnati, who wants to learn more about housing affordability. All are welcome!
This training is designed to shed light on the rights and responsibilities of tenants and landlords while keeping an eye on displacement.
Participants will be able to:
* Identify a lack of housing protections
* Discern between Direct and Indirect Gentrification
* Know how to do research on potential landlords
The Housing Protections 301 Virtual Training is for anyone who wants to learn more about housing protections. All are welcome!
This training is designed to help people interested in learning more about the creation of affordable housing. It includes specific tools that can be used to create and maintain safe, affordable housing. We will also help participants understand basics about the economics of becoming a landlord.
Participants will be able to:
* Access the Multiple Listing Service
* Understand city regulations
* Find programs and services that enable them to become a landlord without displacing residents
* Create a landlord budget
* Determine if a property is a good investment
* ..and more!
All are welcome!
We are available for trainings at any time of the week or weekend. Just fill out the google form and we will contact you regarding availability. We provide the Zoom link to share with your group, school, or organization. Sign up today!
Join us for our Annual Fundraiser with special guest host, Key Beck!
This year, we are hosting Trivia Night and will honor those who were dedicated to serving our agencies and our missions in 2021.
Register using the following link: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5275618
For information regarding Award Nominations: https://mailchi.mp/cincihomeless/annual-fundraiser-trivia-night-and-awards-ceremony?e=5335771959
Additional details will be provided upon registration.
This November, engage with us as we highlight the resilience of the Over-the-Rhine People’s Movement, the work of the Homeless Coalition and our member organizations, and the power of people experiencing homelessness.
Please grab your tickets and put these events on your calendar so that you can be a part of the movement to eradicate homelessness. Hear the voices of people experiencing homelessness, walk historical pathways in tours, and earn your certificate by completing the Ambassador program – you can do it all in November for Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month.
Virtual Speaker’s Bureau
In-Person Walking Tours Tours (Masked, Small Group, Limited Tickets)
Tickets are available now at Brown Paper Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/244215
Please share! All are welcome, but adult themes are presented throughout, so we suggest 13 years old as the minimum age, but all are welcome!