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This Week @ The Homeless Coalition


This Congressional Briefing acts as a civil society “call to action” for Congress to take much needed federal legislative action to solve the homeless and affordable housing crisis. We must move beyond Tent cities, hotels, homeless shelters, cars, and couch surfing to a comprehensive and permanent solution to homelessness. Solutions must be based on proven best practices and affirm housing as a human and civil right; not a privilege. This can not be done without the passage of effective federal legislation with all deliberate speed.
For tens of thousands of people each year, homelessness is not a choice, but the result of structural barriers to affordable housing; including unemployment, low wages, insufficient safety net, health issues, barriers to private market housing, and the lack of federal investment in low-cost housing. Far too many women, children, families, teenagers, veterans, people with disabilities, and senior citizens are needlessly suffering. We will not become a moral nation unless housing is a human right for all.
At the Briefing, you will hear from Members of Congress who have introduced federal legislation that addresses the homelessness emergency, and nationally renowned end homelessness advocates and policy experts. The Bring America Home Now Campaign (BAHN) supports the immediate passage of Representative Maxine Waters’ Ending Homelessness Act H.R 4496, and the repeal of the Faircloth Amendment, which bans all new federal funding for public housing. BAHN also supports universal health-care, and jobs for all federal legislation. We look forward to seeing you at this very important Congressional Briefing!
Continued pressure on City Council is necessary to fund the affordable housing trust fund. Sign up to speak at public comment, call and/or email Council:

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Watch How to Speak about the Affordable Housing Crisis for talking points and tips on your message supporting affordable housing:

"Workforce Housing" is NOT AFFORDABLE.

But, even that only tells part of the story. Learn more by booking an Affordable Housing 201 training for your organization or group:
Please share so we can clear up this confusion!

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Affordable housing is 60% AMI or less, anything else is Market Rate.
Affordable housing can be defined by how much a household pays for housing costs, in relation to their income.
Affordable simply means that a household pays no more than 30% of their income for housing, including utilities.
However, a better indicator of affordable housing is how many people in an area could afford rent and utilities - meaning that how many local households could live in a unit by paying 30% or their income or less. 100% AMI represents half of all residents. 60% AMI means that 60% of half of residents can afford a unit. This is how affordability is defined federally and by most communities...
However, using AMI for a neighborhood, city, racial demographics, or region vary greatly. Using the most local AMI is essential for housing equity.
Sign up for Affordable Housing 201 to learn more.
Graph shows 60% AMI by monthly housing costs: West End (neighborhood in Cincinnati): $219; Black City: $364; White City: $862; City Total: $578; and Metro Area (HUD): $1220.
Check out what's going on with some of our Member Organizations.
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Watch and listen to what our neighbors are saying about affordable housing while gaining some insights on how to talk about the housing crisis.
New Name, Same Programs
Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati is now Found House Interfaith Housing Network – and our volunteers and partners enable us to continue to provide a wide range of wraparound services for the families we serve. From providing meals and support through congregations, to supporting child enrichment activities, to volunteering at the pet support facility, and much more, there’s no shortage of opportunity to support the Found House mission and make an impact.
Learn more about how you can make a difference at:
Our #GreenTeam is excited to announce that we have officially started our OTRCH garden on the roof of our Service Center!
It's officially summer, and we are three weeks into our UpSpring Summer 360 program. Our Cincinnati campers visited the American Sign Museum today and had so much fun!
The Peaslee Kids are making big progress at Ziegler Pool! Eleven kids have passed their swim test and been granted yellow or green bands. They are excited to venture into the deep end!
Juneteenth marks the day that the last enslaved Texans, after 2 years of emancipation, learned of their freedom on June 19, 1865. It is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Today Juneteenth commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement. #Juneteenth
Sylvester and Brian are proud to have recently opened bank accounts. When you're homeless, that means no home address and often no driver's license or other identification, which means you can't open up a bank account.
The Potter Stewart Inn of Court recently honored Legal Aid with the Andrew Dennison Courageous Advocate Award. This award recognizes an attorney or organization who "upholds the professional obligation to represent the poor, the unpopular or the friendless."
Mary Asbury, Legal Aid executive director, accepted the award on Legal Aid’s behalf. Legal Aid Managing Attorneys, Elaine Fink and Stephanie Moes, who delivered the keynote remarks, accompanied her. Chief Magistrate Judge Karen L. Litkovitz, United States District Court of the Southern District of Ohio and President of the Potter Stewart Inn of Court, and Terence R. Coates, the Executive Director are pictured with Ms. Asbury. Ms. Moes and Ms. Fink are pictured speaking.
Thank you again to all that tuned in to our 2022 Career Women of Achievement broadcast! To see this year's honoree videos, Siri Imani's phenomenal open and close of the program, or the entire broadcast, visit our YouTube!
A recording of our inclusionary housing educational event is now available at the link below! We gave an overview of what inclusionary housing policy means and how it addresses the affordable housing crisis. Our special guest in Part Two was Rick Jacobus, one of the nation’s leading experts on the subject. He laid out in careful detail how inclusionary housing policies work in cities like ours and why they represent the best path forward. Essential viewing for all Cincinnati residents!


ICYMI: Our new video is out! It's a wonderful little overview of what we do at Our Daily Bread, and we're so excited to share it with you! 🥳

Meetings are held by zoom on the 4th Tuesday of the month.  Please join the listserv to receive a zoom link.  
CAA, in partnership with Jill Schiller the Hamilton County Treasurer, connected homeowners to services at the Homeowner Assistance Expo. Check out the coverage!

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Want a preview of what there will be to do at Cincinnati Pride on Saturday? Check out their handy schedule.

Look for Caracole in the parade and also at the Festival by the tunnel stage! We'll be there providing FREE HIV testing as well as offering a fun game and giveaways! Happy Pride!
Project Connect Cincinnati
The creative arts are so restorative. Students attending the PC summer academic and enrichment program are learning about the history of hip hop and how music and writing can be amazing outlets.
CAIN - Churches Active in Northside
Our pantry is open 10-1 today. Stop by if you are in need or come pick up for a neighbor.
Nuestra despensa está abierta 10-1 hoy. Pase por aquí si lo necesita o venga a recoger a un vecino.

Our pantry is open offering take away meals, groceries, personal care items and more. Stop by if you are in need or come pick up for a neighbor.
TONIGHT: For a second year, the First Step Home addiction treatment center will promote its success helping mothers on WCPO-TV with the First Step Home Award Celebration airing 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 2.
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New screening dates for our Race and Racism in Cincinnati Docuseries! Register today!
Minister Larry Devereaux pictured here with a few of the men we serve, he’s formed a special bond with them over the years!
Last week, St. Vincent de Paul awarded its 2022 Frassati Scholarship to Cloe Jones, an emerging young leader from our Youth Conference at McNicholas High School. Cloe was selected for her involvement with SVDP throughout her high school journey and her dedication to our values of faith, friendship and service. Congratulations, Cloe!
Did you know that CAT offers both Inpatient and Outpatient Detox?
Learn more about our detoxification services now:
#Detox #Cincinnati #Treatment
2 year old Ludo went above and beyond and brought his own vial of the COVID-19 vaccine. He’s excited that we can finally #ImmunizeUnder5s
Shared with permission from dad, Ritwik.
Thanks Pete Scalia at Cincy Lifestyle for helping us spread the word about New Life Furniture Thrift Store! #cincyfurniturebank #nlfthriftstore #cincylifestyle

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Promoting more Equitable Policies for Cincinnati's Neighborhoods: A Case for Inclusionary Housing and the Equitable Development Rubric

Good morning from Mary Magdalen House!
This is a rare photo of an empty lobby featuring the reflection of our namesake. We are grateful to take this moment before opening to recall our mission of providing dignity through hygiene.
Please join us in congratulating Sonya Brown as our NEW Senior Vice President of Affordable Housing Management 🎉
📃 Read the PR Here:
COVID-19 Daily Update:
June 21, 2022
New Cases: 49 (69,785 to date)
Additional information can be found on our website:
Congratulations, Valarie Dowell for receiving the Ellen Dailey award at this year's National Healthcare for the Homeless Council Conference in Seattle, Washington for her work in advocacy, homelessness, healthcare, leadership and mentoring for over 20 years.
S. Winnie Brubach and volunteers at EarthConnection have been busy preparing the garden beds for summer crops. Most recently they have been pictured weeding, planting and harvesting fresh vegetables for the clients at the Good Samaritan Free Health Center in Price Hill (Cincinnati).
Whose is this day to celebrate?
Now that Juneteenth is a national holiday, jubilee is at the forefront. Yet, today there are more African American men in prison or jail, on probation or parole than were enslaved in 1850. As a majority white community, we’re committing to study coupled with action, on Juneteenth and all year long.
We’ve created a series of nineteen emails featuring Black activists, artists, leaders, and more. Over the next nineteen days, you’ll receive challenging content and context each day. And, we’ll be in touch occasionally after these nineteen days, too; because learning isn’t finite, and because action is imperative.
We hope that you’ll join us —and spread the word— as we seek justice together:
Mike Maloney with the UACC Research Committee teamed up with DAAP student Kayla Brandt to create a comprehensive report on Cincinnati's Western Riverfront Neighborhoods. Maloney has been reporting on Cincinnati's historically Appalachian neighborhoods since the 1970s. This study details the demographics, economic, and social makeup of Sedamsville, Riverside, and Sayler Park based on current US Census data and the American Community Survey. Get the full scoop in this week's blog post:
Happy Pentecost and Happy Pride!
In today's sermon Pastor Brian offered a call to dream through the Holy Spirit what could be possible for our ministry together, rather than just look to the past. Worship with us through our recording of worship found below. All are welcome!

This week, we launched our newest station Messer at W Court in the southern part of the West End. The Station is sponsored by our friends at Messer Construction Co. This is a pic of Messer President and CEO Tim Steigerwald getting interviewed about why Messer thought it was important to help bring this station to the West End.
We launched the station during the Juneteenth Parade, which was also on West Court St. And we had some fun friends ride Red Bikes in the parade.
Community and Agency Education Programs
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Death penalty, Human trafficking, Immigration, Peace and Nonviolence.

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Big thank you to the Drifter Sisters for providing our students with a delicious lunch today, with some extras to take with them! It is community partners like this that allow us to provide our students with an amazing summer experience!
Awesome volunteers from The Summit Country Day School summer camp! They packed a ton of household boxes for our neighbors in need! Thanks for spending your time with us! You rock! #Cincyfurniturebank
Our Becky & Ted Catino Choice Food Pantry relies heavily on donated items and is running low on supplies! We need YOUR help collecting personal care items.
See our full list of most needed items here:
CAIN - Churches Active in Northside
You can make a gift to help us purchase needed items by visiting
Thanks for helping CAIN and our neighbors!
Calling all of our CAT friends! Do you have have any of the following items to donate?
Donations may be dropped off at the Classic building front desk Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 513-381-6672, or reach out to our PCT Supervisor, Kristen, at
Join the Lighthouse team and make an immediate difference for young people! Learn more:
Thoughtful Tuesday. Have you checked out our wishlist items needed for this month. Please check out our website at
Have a fruitful week!
The Marketplace is busy this morning!
Luckily, we have our wonderful volunteers on hand, filling orders for our neighbors.
The Marketplace is open today until 3pm (with a short lunch break from noon-12:30).
For more information, visit
Dress for Success Cincinnati came to The Esther Marie Hatton Center for Women to style our clients and prepare them for job interviews! A huge thank you to Kate and her volunteers for empowering, supporting and uplifting our clients! 👗👔👩‍💼
It’s a beautiful day to help people in need! ☀️ Today is the launch of our virtual summer funding festival, which will be sure to delight! Donate to win digital prizes like a summer fun playlist, printable coloring pages, social media banners, and more, all while supporting Our Daily Bread's mission of feeding people and reducing food waste in Cincinnati. 🍽❤
Get your "ticket" to summer fun through July 7th: 🎟
Thank you to the wonderful Women of Wisdom group from Unity of Garden Park who donated beautiful hand sewn tote bags FULL of items for our moms. The personal care items, socks, gloves and reading materials will go along way in brightening the day of those in need. You are making a difference!
Have you been outside?! It's rough out there. Having refuge in an air conditioned building is a luxury many go without. Please consider sending light summer clothes our way! - check out our Amazon Wishlist for an updated list of what our guests need.
Thank you for your continuous support ❤️
Thank you to all who joined us our second HER Cincinnati "EmpowHER Hour" at Lytle Park hotel. We hope that our guest speakers gave you a wonderful glimpse into the work that we do in our programs today, and how it continues to be as critical as it was in 1830. A huge shout out to our presenters from the, Women's Fund of The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, and to Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati for your generous donation. We could not do this without our sponsors, community partners, and our donors!
Mark Your Calendars!
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Rental, mortgage and utility assistance is still available from Hamilton County Job & Family Services. See below for more information about the Relief-a-Thon this Saturday June 25.

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Have you lost income or been laid off due to COVID-19? You may qualify for several programs designed to keep families safe in their homes by helping with rent, mortgage, utilities, and eviction prevention.
Join us on Saturday, June 25 for the Hamilton County Relief-a-Thon to learn more about how we can help!
Click the link for more info:
Raise a glass to the St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy at our annual Wine & Bourbon Tasting!
Held immediately following our Prescription Fore Fun Golf Outing, this event provides guests the opportunity to sample a wide variety of wines and bourbons, and bid on auction items, all in support of the Charitable Pharmacy!

All proceeds benefit St. Vincent de Paul’s Charitable Pharmacy, the only pharmacy in Southwest Ohio dedicated to providing free medication and professional pharmaceutical care to people in need from Hamilton, Butler, Warren, and Clermont Counties. For more information, please visit
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