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This Week @ The Homeless Coalition

In case you missed it: Statement on COVID19 Eviction Moratorium Expiration
At midnight on Saturday, the federal eviction moratorium ended, threatening the lives of millions of Americans, including many here in Cincinnati. Homelessness will be accelerated as families will be forced from their homes, worsening the housing crisis. The eviction moratorium was issued to help protect people who had lost income due to COVID19 only, so evictions continued through the pandemic, even accelerating in some areas in Ohio. While the inaction of the federal government to extend the moratorium will have disastrous effects for families in Cincinnati, especially Black families, it also signals the end of COVID19 federal housing protections; however, aid is still available at
In addition to ensuring families who lost income due to COVID19 could stay in their homes, the moratorium encouraged landlords and tenants to work together to seek out federal aid for housing costs. Unfortunately, with the expiration of the moratorium, federal aid earmarked for Cincinnati may go unspent. This is a great loss of value, wealth, and potential for Cincinnati.
Essentially, with the moratorium expired, the loss of income from COVID19 will no longer be a valid defence in eviction court. While claims of a worker shortage seem to contradict the experience of people looking for work, without a livable wage, minimum wage earners, mostly in their 30's with children, are unable to afford a 2-bedroom apartment while working full time. Evictions are more likely to be filed on Black residents due to racism and systemic housing barriers presented to Black Cincinnatians - the same barriers that privileged white Cincinnatians for generations. Most importantly, since the pandemic hit Black families the hardest, economically and otherwise, allowing the moratorium to expire will cause immeasurable pain and suffering in Black communities by accelerating displacement and increasing homelessness. Whether a family is forced to double-up, couch surf, seek shelter, or live in dangerous places, homelessness has dire consequences for children in school, health and safety, and community stability. Eviction creates additional barriers, as records follow people throughout their lifetime, making housing even more difficult to obtain. Eviction pushes people further into poverty, and without strong tenant protections, our community is at risk.

We urge all of our elected officials to strengthen tenant protections by extending the eviction moratorium, and by creating Pay-to-Stay protections, sealing eviction records, and ensuring just-cause eviction policies, among other tenant protections. Housing protections, in addition to livable wages and affordable housing, are how we can eradicate homelessness in Cincinnati.
Housing is a human right. Even before the pandemic hit, we were in the midst of a housing crisis, where half of all of the Black families in Hamilton County were housing cost burdened, spending more than 30% of their income on housing. COVID19 has accelerated the disparity between Black and white Cincinnatians, and the eviction moratorium expiration will have long-lasting effects on our community. For far too long, our member organizations have been providing life-saving services, but now it is time for our elected officials to fully support the affordable housing trust fund and require property-owners to respect the rights of all of our neighbors.

If you'd like to learn more about the housing crisis and homelessness, please engage in our public education program with a Speaker, Tour, or Training:, subscribe to our email lists on our webpage, and pick up a Streetvibes newspaper from a community distributor. Join the Homeless Coalition as an individual or organization today.
Eviction protections are necessary to stop homelessness. Cincinnati is far behind our peer cities in ensuring everyone has access to just-cause evictions, pay-to-stay protections, rent control, and a housing court, made up of tenants and landlords. No one should be thrust into homelessness during a pandemic, especially when reports have shown that evictions lead to death from COVID19. Take a few moments to listen to this local story from WVXU and join us during our monthly Membership Meeting tomorrow to learn more.

"It's kinda heartbreaking because I'm three months pregnant, and I got a 3-year-old and 6-year-old. And I have no idea where we're going to go."
When Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies show up to Dajuna Willis' two-bedroom apartment in Avondale Wednesday, she and her two daughters will load their belongings into a 2006 Ford Focus. It'll be their home for the foreseeable future. She’s being evicted.
Despite federal eviction moratoriums, hundreds of people are still facing eviction in Hamilton County every month.
Why Aren't Courts Acknowledging The CDC Eviction Moratorium?
During much of the pandemic, a CDC moratorium protected people from being evicted if they'd fallen behind because of COVID-19. There were income restrictions and it was limited to people who tried to get help to repay back rent.
But the impact of the moratorium may never be known in its entirety. Legal Aid Managing Attorney Nick DiNardo says tenants were not legally obligated to take their landlords to court to fight evictions. They only had to verbally tell a landlord they were protected under the moratorium.
In January, there were 762 eviction cases in Hamilton County. The court dismissed or accepted the moratorium in 59 of those cases. In late spring, the courts stopped recognizing the eviction moratorium for about six weeks while it was being legally challenged. Hundreds of evictions went through during that time...

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Our friends at the Mary Magdalen House are finding new support from Loads of Hope. Tomorrow, a docu-series called Tent Mender will be available through streaming services. When you check it out, make sure you use our media checklist to see how representation makes a difference.

Join the Homeless Coalition as an organization or individual member today. Pick up a Streetvibes, or submit your content. Engage in our education program with a speaker, tour, or training.
In the meantime, take a few moments to watch this important video linking together so many of the reasons why we must eradicate homelessness today.
Thanks to everyone who helped put together this special event!
Check out what's going on with some of our Member Organizations.
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How Did We Get Where We Are And Where Do We Seem To Be Headed? An Attempt To Make Sense Out Of Current Events In The U.S.
by Bill Woods for StreetVibes 8.10.21
Where does this country seem to be headed? Normally journalists face enough of a job just sorting out the facts and telling a coherent story about current events. Sometimes, however, it seems important to analyze past and present trends in order to see where they appear to be taking us. The current situation in the U.S. is a time that seems to call for this approach.
Our students are getting ready for back to school! Our partners at Over-the-Rhine Community Housing and Erlanger-Elsmere Independent School District stopped by our office yesterday to stock up on essential resources. Back to school season is the time of year when we supply the most resources to children experiencing homelessness in our community. Help us make sure the children we serve have a great school year by giving now at 💛
ICYMI: Tori Cooper, Director of Community Engagement for the Human Rights Campaign’s Transgender Justice Initiative, was appointed to The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA). This historic appointment marks the first time that a Black transgender woman will serve on the council. PACHA provides advice, information, and recommendations to the Secretary of Health & Human Services regarding programs, policies, and research to promote effective treatment, prevention and cure of HIV disease and AIDS.
Did you know we offer support to the loved ones of those who suffer from the disease of addiction, too?
Learn more about our free, family education groups and the healing of individual, couple, or group counseling, available now through Monarch Family Services.
#Monarch #FamilyServices #CAT
CAIN - Churches Active in Northside
Our pantry is open offering fresh produce, canned goods, meat, bread, toilet paper, diapers and much more. Stop by if you are in need or come pick up for a neighbor.

Monday 5:00-7:00pm
Tuesday and Thursday 10am - 1pm
• The 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month
• 10am-noon
• Masks required
• All equipment sanitized after each cut.
• No appointment required but the number of haircuts will be limited.
• Clients are not to come for services if they have a temperature, are symptomatic, have been exposed to Covid-19, or have tested positive.
Facing eviction or disconnection of utilities? @CincyCAA is here to help! Housing and access to utilities are fundamental to human health and safety, and we’re committed to helping Ohioans in need. Visit to learn more! #CommunityActionWorks
The Delta variant of the virus that causes COVID-19 is surging in the United States. New data show Delta is different than past versions of the virus; it is much more contagious. While rare, some vaccinated people can get Delta in a breakthrough infection and may be contagious.
Unvaccinated people: get vaccinated and wear a mask until you do.
Everyone in areas of substantial or high transmission should wear a mask, even if they are vaccinated.
League of Women Voters
Child poverty concerns:

"A new study shows the coronavirus pandemic erased gains against child poverty and family stability, among other indicators of child wellbeing in the state.

Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio’s annual “kids count” profile used 16 wellbeing categories in the areas of health care, safety, homes and communities, finance and education, which leaders of CDF say show areas of weakness and opportunity in the state.

Some of the data is from before the start of the pandemic, but the study combines data from before and during the pandemic to come up with recommendations.

Child poverty, for example, had gone down to 18.1% before the pandemic hit, but with unemployment ballooning to 8.1%, the study found that the decline was all but erased.

“These measure have likely worsened due to the crippling impact of the COVID-19 pandemic for many families and communities who were on an upward trajectory prior to COVID-19,” the CDF-Ohio said in a statement announcing the findings."

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“Our goal should be a good home for everyone in our community, stated John Schrider, Director of Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio LLLC. “Making homeownership as affordable as possible for all is an essential part of reaching the goal.”

Read more in the editorial by Jeniece Jones, executive director of Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Greater Cincinnati (HOME) and cosigned by John Schrider and others.
We now know that during the pandemic, depression and anxiety in youth doubled compared to pre-pandemic levels. We’re here to help. Call 513-487-6705 or send an email to

Our friends The SOAR Initiative have designed a new free and anonymous texting alert system for bad batches. When people come across a bad batch, they can easily share the date, drug and location.
Text ‘SOAR’ to 513-447-6276 to receive and report overdose surge and deadly batch alerts.
Don’t forget, Caracole offers FREE fentanyl test strips that are available in our harm reduction vending machine, along with Naloxone, safer smoking kits and safer injection kits. Learn more about our harm reduction vending machine at
#HIVPrevention #HarmReductionWorks
We will be distributing food boxes outside of Eastminster Presbyterian Church on Tuesday, August 17th from 2-6pm.
Please use the drive-through, entering off of Erie onto Thoburne, if possible.
Walk-up pickup is also available.
Our next distribution will be on Tuesday, September 7th, from 10am-2pm.
Our courtyard is beautiful - freshly mulched and cleaned by the Brighter Days for Kids Scholars! They even picked up trash along Republic Street. Thank you so much for your hard work and for creating a space our guests will be proud of!
We revived an OTRCH summer tradition last week when we hosted our annual summer block party.
Nothing says summer like Kona Ice, a bounce house, bubbles, hot dogs and burgers on the grill, sidewalk chalk, and double-dutch!
Occupy our streets with joyful summer fun!
Conoce a Isabel.Isabel es abogada de inmigración y receptora de DACA de Perú.
" La ciudadanía cambiara todo."
Meet Isabel. Isabel is an immigration attorney and DACA recipient from Peru.
"Citizenship would change everything."
ICYMI: We are continuing to stay safe with masks, temperature checks, and social distancing. 😷 Our staff and volunteers are grateful for these safety measures to ensure we are still able to be here to #NourishYourNeighbors
#cincy #cincinnati #community #cincygiving #volunteer #giveback
Earlier this month, we held an equity training with Northwest Local School District at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Training school staff in equity practices is part of our Peaceful Solutions program, which works to reduce the use of ‘Zero Tolerance’ policies in schools.
Students who are suspended and expelled are less likely to graduate from high school, attend college, succeed in careers, and achieve long-term economic stability. Low income, racially diverse, and young girls are the most at-risk of being negatively affected.
Peaceful Solutions’ goal is to eliminate this outcome - providing teachers with game-changing support in the classroom and working with students 1:1 to identify the root cause of perceived negative behaviors.
🍝Please allow the staff in our kitchens to prepare a complete evening meal for you which will be delivered piping hot to your address Monday – Friday.
Place your order by phone, by 2:00PM @ 513-864-3200
🍝Meal Arrival: 6:00 PM
🍝Cost: $13.00
🍝$12.00 per meal if a household orders more than two entrees per-week
Make sure you support Streetvibes Distributors by getting your paper today!
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Thanks to Direct Relief for highlighting the impact of our Charitable Pharmacy!💊

"Most pharmacies charge for prescription drugs and, unlike hospital emergency rooms, “if you don’t have the money, you get turned away,” said Rusty Curington, the Director of Pharmacy at St. Vincent de Paul Charitable Pharmacy (SVDP) in Cincinnati, Ohio. For some patients, “It’s the choice between I’m going to pay my rent…or I’m going to take my drugs,” he said.

Curington works at one of a few hundred charitable pharmacies across the U.S. These pharmacies, which are members of the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics, provide medication for free to patients who are low-income or uninsured. “I have people who drive an hour to pick up their meds because it’s cheaper than paying for the pharmacy that’s within five minutes,” he said."

Did you know? A total of 12 #Stitched# graduates have been placed in full-time employment with local textile manufacturers, retailers, dry cleaners and clothing alterations companies. #Learn #Grow #Graduate #Employment
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Caracole is hiring!  Caracole positively changes lives in the fight against HIV/AIDS through prevention, housing and care. Due to program growth, Caracole has multiple positions available in our operations, housing, prevention and case management departments.

Prevention Coordinator: provide HIV testing and education, coordinate team schedule, inventory and supplies.

PrEP Navigator (HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis): Provide PrEP outreach to at-risk individuals and medical professionals, link individuals with health insurance, medication and supportive services.

Housing Specialist (Permanent Supportive Housing): Help individuals experiencing homelessness or housing instability to find and maintain housing.
Housing Quality Coordinator (Scattered site and site-based housing): Inspect rental housing, provide linkage between tenants and property managers.

Medical Case Manager (LSW): Help individuals with HIV access medication and supportive services.

Human Resources Generalist: Manage recruitment, onboarding, support supervisors for coaching and performance.

All these positions require effective communication skills, basic or advanced computer skills and an excellent understanding of the needs of individuals living with HIV/AIDS, chronic illness or disability or experiencing homelessness. The Navigator, Housing Specialist, and Housing Quality Manager require a drivers’ license and the ability to travel and transport clients throughout the region.  See the job postings for more details.  These positions are full time, hybrid/in office remote, offering competitive salaries, health insurance, vision, dental, 401k, phone, internet and mileage reimbursement.

Visit our employment page to learn more. 

Reflective  of our strategic and client needs, we are proactively seeking a diverse  applicant pool including applicants who are African American, Spanish  speakers, immigrants, veterans, LGBTQ+, individuals with disabilities  and/or people with lived experience of HIV or homelessness. We are a progressive, dynamic human services organization and a great place to work!

Each week CAIN serves 125+ families living in poverty by providing shelf stable food, meat, fresh produce, personal care items and diapers as well as crises assistance. To ensure that our native Spanish speaking guests feel welcome and have their needs met it will be very helpful to have volunteers with Spanish language fluency available to assist during pantry hours. If interested please email our volunteer coordinator or visit our website
Are you someone who wants to make a difference through their role everyday? CAT wants YOU to join our team!
If you would like to work with an organization dedicated to saving lives, click the link below now:
#Hiring #Cincinnati #CAT
Thank you to Tommy and Happen, Inc. for planting and maintaining our front flower bed!
If you have a passion for helping young people, check out the opportunities at Lighthouse! You’ll find them all at


Positions available in Cincinnati and Bainbridge/Hillsboro/Chillicothe
WE ARE HIRING! Contact Mary Bennett Brown, Human Resources Director 513-557-2404 or email her at for more information about these position.
We are seeking an individual who is passionate about seeking funds for at risk families who are experiencing homelessness.
The Development Director is a key role responsible for the management and growth of a rapidly growing major gifts program, helping to achieve strategic objectives and revenue goals for the agency. This position is responsible for securing and expanding financial support and for collaborating on internal and external communications, marketing, and public relations. The Development Director is responsible for leading the volunteer services function, special events, staff development, marketing activities by developing strategic plans including infrastructure to achieve development and communication goals.
• 4-6 years’ related experience in a fundraising management role
• Bachelor’s degree in a related field, or relevant combination of skills and expertise
• Demonstrated supervisory experience for support and professional staff.
• Demonstrated success in major gifts at the $25,000+ level
• Excellent volunteer management ability, with experience directly managing a board or committee a strong asset
• Experience in developing donor-facing communications, fund applications, case writing and impact report
• Demonstrated excellence in stewardship, which makes our donors feel celebrated with mass-communication celebrations, individualized stewardship plans, donor recognition activities and customized approaches
• Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) an asset
• Demonstrated success in direct mail, proposal writing, major gifts, planned giving, and public relations.
• Successful experience in Public Relations management and media relations desirable.
• Superior communication skills required, and knowledge of computer networking and common word-processing software, databases, spreadsheets, and communication technology; Raisers’ Edge/ Financial Edge; Blackbaud (or equal experience) a plus.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with volunteers and in a team.
Looking for a fun, energetic team to serving homeless families? Join our Team at Bethany House Services. We are looking for a member of the Development Department, who will be primarily responsible for administering, maintaining and updating Raiser’s Edge donor database system for the agency. You will provide precise and accurate data for development projects to reach departmental goals. This position will work closely with the Development Director, as well as the Chief Executive Officer, to plan and execute marketing initiatives that meet program and fundraising goals. Knowledge of CRM systems, social media management, website development and/or marketing skills are a plus for in this position.
The successful candidate must be an expert with Raiser’s Edge and have impeccable attention to detail and superb administrative skills. You must have strong quantitative, analytical and writing skills. A Bachelor’s degree, preferably in marketing, communications, or other related disciplines; or equivalent years in experience is a plus.

This particular position reports directly to the Development Director and works with other members of the Leadership Team in the implementation of programs, policies and practices that assist Bethany House Services achieve its mission and fundraising goals. This position is responsible for positively responding to internal and external audiences which includes marketing volunteer opportunities and donations on agency website, various social media, volunteer match; and proactively working within the organization and in our communities to make Bethany House Services be both the “provider and the employer of choice.” In addition, this position is responsible for planning, managing, implementing and evaluating special events for the agency, specifically for the homeless population.
We are looking for you if you have the following qualities.....
• Ability to proactively manage multiple projects at the same time, with minimal direction, and successfully meet project goals and deadlines
• Ability to understand and anticipate next steps in complex processes.
• Keen attention to detail and the ability to deliver work of the highest quality.
• Strong time management and organizational skills and ability to balance demands of multiple client projects at the same time, while still reaching internal and external deadlines and goals.
• A willingness to accept feedback and a desire to learn and improve continuously.
• Knowledge of and experience in the non-profit sector, with emphasis in volunteer services management and special events.
• Help communicate BHS's brand and initiatives efficiently and accurately via many channels (website, printed materials, social media, etc.)
• Assist in developing and implementing content for website, program materials, social media
• Bachelor's degree or any combination of education, training, and/or experience equivalent to completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in English, Communications, or related field
• Minimum of 3-5 years of work experience with the homeless population;
• Non- profit experience volunteer recruitment and management and special events management;
• Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
• Multi-task efficiently while managing various projects
• Exceptional writing and professional communication skills; ability to adapt writing style depending on audience needs.
• Desire to work in a team environment to achieve objectives and effectively anticipate client and donor expectations.
• Experience in working in the field of development and/or marketing/PR;
• Knowledge of information technology, computer systems, and software; proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Constant Contact and related tools and applications;
• Experience with Raiser’s Edge (RE) database or equivalent is preferred and experience in social media and website management is required.
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Here is a look at our upcoming food pantry dates for the month of August. All are welcome! Please help us spread the word! #CommunityActionWorks #ProducePopUp #MobileFoodPantry
#WellnessWednesday Learn how to cook healthy and affordable meals! Our wildly popular Cooking for the Family in-person classes will return Aug 28th at the St. Anthony Center. There will be two class options – Saturday mornings and Tuesday evenings. See the flyer below and register now!
OUTDOOR and PET-FRIENDLY. Come help the IHNGC Pet Support Program keep people and pets TOGETHER during the crisis of homelessness. Beverages, snacks, and fun for humans AND pets. Get your tickets at:
Caraconference 2021
Building Health Equity: Addressing Disparities, Advocating for Change
September 13–17, 2021
12:00–1:30 PM daily
Free to attend!
Join Caracole for our fourth annual CaraConference, a free virtual educational event focused on the intersection of public health and HIV/AIDS. This year's conference will focus on the systems, policies and practices that limit or expand access to the resources needed for optimal health in our communities. CMEs and social work CEUs are available for select sessions.

For more information visit or to register, visit

Join or donate to Team IJPC for the 2021 Flying Pig!
Join YWCA Greater Cincinnati on October 13th for a discussion of how federal housing policies mandated segregation and undermined the ability of Black families to own homes and build wealth.

Our keynote speaker, Richard Rothstein, is the author of The Color of Law: The Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America.

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