PennPraxis

Cincinnati and Hamilton County Community-Wide Housing Strategy

Housing Our Future is a community-driven housing plan for Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Spearheaded by Greater Cincinnati Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the process to create the strategy has involved a broad coalition of stakeholders, including City and County officials, financial institutions, philanthropists, for- and non-profit housing developers, housing service providers, and residents experiencing housing challenges firsthand.

As consultants to LISC, Vincent Reina and Claudia Aiken:

  1. Conducted a data-driven study of the local housing market, analyzing housing conditions, development trends, costs and affordability, and trends in housing crises such as eviction, foreclosure, and homelessness.
  2. Facilitated three public meetings attended by over 200 residents and stakeholders.
  3. Guided five working groups in the development of over 100 recommendations and provided best practice research to support these recommendations.
  4. In collaboration with Greater Cincinnati LISC and the Community Building Institute, drafted a Strategy and companion document designed to provide the maximum possible clarity, impact, and consensus.

Partner

Greater Cincinnati LISC

Team

Vincent Reina, Assistant Professor
Claudia Aiken, Director of the Housing Initiative at Penn (HIP)