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The Cincinnati Urban Experience is an in depth look into homelessness. Hear from people who are closest to the issue on ways in which they believe we can eradicate homelessness. Learn from service providers and take in their highs and lows while serving side-by-side.
Alternative Break programs across the country have benefited from the strength of the Homeless Coalition, but even local schools and churches have much to gain!
Thank you for your support of our education programs! We can only amplify the voices of people experiencing homelessness with your help!

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Check out what's going on with some of our Member Organizations.
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What does Density have to do with Affordable Housing? Find out by watching this informative video from Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition and Affordable Housing Advocates:

Join us at our next meeting in August!
League of Women Voters

The ordinance may soon be enforced.

"Cincinnati’s pay-to-stay ordinance has yet to be enforced, but an upcoming court ruling could change that.

Cincinnati Council passed pay-to-stay last year. It’s supposed to force a landlord to stop a nonpayment eviction if the tenant can pay all past due rent and fees. Hamilton County magistrates announced their decision not to enforce it on the day it went into effect in December, saying they think the local ordinance conflicts with state law.

It was an unusual move, considering there was no legal challenge to the law; nor is there one now.

Legal Aid is challenging that decision in one particular eviction case, where the tenant has a voucher from the Community Action Agency for rent assistance from federal stimulus funds.

At a hearing on Friday, Municipal Court Judge Dwane Mallory said he can’t find any conflict in state law.

“Only the executive branch, that I'm aware of, has discretion to enforce a law or not. The judicial branch does not do that,” Mallory said. “Also, there's been no declaration that this ordinance was unconstitutional … There's no law on the books that conflicts with this one. And if there is, please let me know. I've looked."

That seems to agree with what Legal Aid attorney Zach Frye has been arguing in court..."

Thank you Christ Church Cathedral for your support of our affordable housing development called The Barrister!
The Barrister will provide 44 units of affordable housing in the Downtown neighborhood of Cincinnati. We hope to close on financing later this month. To learn more, checkout this article by Cincinnati Business Courier
Here, Mr. Fields is receiving the check and will process for deposit.
UpSpring June Updates 💛 -
Peaslee Kids begin each morning by reading aloud positive affirmations they have written for one another. One affirmation said, “I’ve made so many friends I will never forget at camp.” Ms. Miller was especially thrilled to find this beautiful affirmation in the box this morning: “Ms. Miller is so nice and the best teacher I have ever had. I love her, thank you Ms. Miller.” 😍😭 We’re not crying, you’re crying.
The purpose of Tender Mercies is to provide housing and supportive services for adults with histories of severe mental illness and homelessness. Our permanent supportive housing model addresses the root causes of homelessness, thereby preventing a return to the streets for our region's most vulnerable persons.
Learn more:
HUGE thank you to these young volunteers from Christ Church Cathedral & The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer for folding hundreds and hundreds of pairs of socks for our guests! These fantastic people have spent this week working with organizations around the city learning how to use their strength and talents to serve others.
Congratulations to Matt Fitzsimmons on his promotion to Senior Attorney at the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati!
Matt joined Legal Aid in 2018 after five years in private practice. As a member of Legal Aid’s Housing and Consumer Practice Group, he represents people in eviction defense cases to keep tenants housed and ensure their rights are enforced. He also works on foreclosure prevention and consumer protection cases, including representing consumers sued for old car-debt. Additionally, Matt is the Ombudsman for the Southern District’s Sewer Back Up claims process, providing homeowners and the public with guidance on navigating back-ups claims reviews.
Matt received his B.A. from the University of Dayton; his M.P.A., from The John Glenn School of Public Affairs at The Ohio State University; and his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.
Congratulations, Matt!
After celebrating Juneteenth for the second time as a federal holiday, there are issues #BeyondJuneteenth that urgently deserve to be addressed. Juneteenth may be a holiday, but freedom for all has yet to occur when we are still fighting against systemic racism.
Voting rights are still a prominent issue happening today, but with many other injustices rising around us, it has unfortunately been moved to the backburner.
As we approach midterm elections, we cannot risk the repercussions of not continuing to address this issue head-on. Let’s look at some facts!
Meetings are held by zoom on the 4th Tuesday of the month.  Please join the listserv to receive a zoom link.  
Christ Church Cathedral
Members of Christ Church Cathedral joined youth from St. Barnabas Episcopal Church and The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer this week for the Backyard Mission Experience program. The heart behind this experience is transformation through justice-minded serving, meaningful interactions, and individual/group reflection in order to see the work that God is already doing and how God is calling each of us to partner in that Kingdom work.
The Community Action Agency - Cincinnati | Hamilton County (CAA) is a private, nonprofit organization that offers various services to low-income individuals and families in a holistic approach to help lift them out of poverty. We help make things happen!

Home Relief Program:
Caracole is Greater Cincinnati’s nonprofit devoted to positively changing lives in the fight against HIV/AIDS. For people living with HIV, we provide housing, case management and pharmacy services to improve health and well-being. Our prevention services focus on outreach, testing, education and harm reduction to help people reduce their risk for HIV. The work we do to end the HIV epidemic is central to a healthy community. Volunteer, donate or find out how we can help you or someone you love at
CAIN - Churches Active in Northside
Come on down to CAIN during the parade for free water, parade seating, bathroom access and a misting tent! Stay cool Northside!
Want to have an impact on reducing #maternaldeaths due to substance use disorder? $1.5 million of available funding now available from Office on Women's Health - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Learn more:
For more information on eligibility and to apply: visit
Search for funding opportunities: WH-AST-22-003
Death Penalty Information Center released a new data report that identifies and documents every death sentence imposed in the United States since the United States Supreme Court decided Furman v. Georgia in 1972. It highlights what many of us know, the death penalty is arbitrarily applied and rooted in racism. Fewer than 1.1 percent of counties in the country are responsible for all of the death sentences. Check out their report below to explore more of the census sentencing data.
Servants to the Least of These faithfully provides/distributes food/clothing/resource info to people in need downtown Cincinnati each Saturday morning
Congratulations to our 10th Working Better Together class on their graduation last month! We've now also celebrated a milestone - our first class of graduates from this workforce development program have celebrated 1 year with St. Vincent de Paul. We look forward to another year of Working Better Together and are thankful for everyone involved!
Our July newsletter is here!

Check it out:
Stay weather aware #HamiltonCountyOhio! More ⛈️storms⛈️ are headed our way tomorrow.
✅Keep phones charged
✅Drive with caution & do not drive through standing water
✅Seek shelter during severe weather
✅Get weather alerts:
#CincyWX #OHWX #SevereWeather
When you donate your gently used furniture, you are helping people who are starting over from devastating circumstances. It's so much easier to focus on school when you have a desk. It's much easier to focus at work, when you are sleeping on a bed rather than the floor. Furniture makes a BIG impact for people who are living in empty spaces. You can help. Shop at New Life Furniture Thrift Store or schedule a furniture pick up at #cincyfurniturebank #nlfthrift

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Applied Information Resources, established in 1981, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, public policy research and community information organization dedicated to citizen education on public issues.
National Church Residences is a not-for-profit 501(C)(3) corporation and a leader in senior HUD housing. With headquarters in Upper Arlington, Ohio. We are the nation’s largest not-for-profit developer and manager of affordable senior housing and services. With 340+ communities in 28 states, including five Ohio-based senior health care communities, National Church Residences also owns and operates two southern Ohio continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs): Bristol Village and Traditions of Chillicothe, in Waverly and Chillicothe, Ohio, respectively.
National Church Residences also operates InCare, the organization’s senior home health care agency, as well as Heritage Day Health Centers, which has five locations across central Ohio. We work in conjunction with the City of Upper Arlington via the STAY UA program, which provides Upper Arlington residents needed social services and health care in order to allow seniors to age-in-place in their own homes.
Cincinnati Board of Health 6/28/22 Meeting:
The Cincinnati Health Network, Inc., is a private, non-profit corporation, established in 1986 to coordinate services and programs for medically underserve
The July/August issue of E-Voc, an electronic newsletter for women discerning life's direction, is now available. View it at:
We are so excited to announce that the NEW specialized OhioRISE program is live! Learn more about this groundbreaking child and family-focused program here: #OhioRISE
Urban Appalachian storyteller Melinda Grisco depicts a mountain family from West Virginia who turn to the land for resources to survive the hardships brought on after the death of their coal miner grandfather. This children's book is a magnificent Appalachian take on the classic one-man's-trash-is-another-man's-treasure story. Read more in the blog and support a local author by purchasing the book from Amazon or checking it out from the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library 📖
This Sunday after worship, we will walk as a community to Findlay Market for lunch and fellowship. FYI, lunch is on your own but the fellowship is free!
Thank you to those who are making a difference everyday in our community - the unmatched Bethany House staff! Your tireless work and dedication is a true blessing. This photo was from the most recent all staff meeting.
Our July Neighbor Newsletter is out! In it, you'll find Marketplace information and community resources.
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The Go Pass is a discounted $5 monthly membership to ensure everyone has access to Red Bike.

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 Real Brokerage for providing students attending the PC summer academic and enrichment program with a delicious cookout yesterday! We truly appreciate our sponsors for helping us to provide our students with an amazing summer experience!
Are you someone who want to your work to make a difference?
Here at Center for Addiction Treatment, our organization spends everyday families. If you or someone you know has a drive to save lives, have them apply to on of our open roles.
We currently have opening for an inpatient Counselor, Financial Counselor, and in our nursing department. Visit our website to apply today at
Happy Friday! We want to send a HUGE Shout out to Franklin College for donating over 40 dorm rooms of gently used dressers and desks that will be delivered directly into the homes of people in our community overcoming homelessness and other devastating circumstances! THANK YOU for your DONATIONS! #Cincyfurniturebank #franklincollege #donate
A group of students from UC's College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (DAAP) took a trip to our Este Ave. thrift store last week, as they work to create runway fashion out of thrifted materials!
The students' designs will be showcased at RetroFittings, a one-of-a-kind fundraising event benefitting St. Vincent de Paul, this October. We are amazed at the students' creativity, vision and craftsmanship each year of this partnership, and this year is sure to be no different!
Read more about RetroFittings at
Join the Lighthouse team and make an immediate difference for young people! You’ll be where co-workers support each other, the dress is casual, and your voice is heard. Opportunities available in Cincinnati, Dayton, and Chillicothe. #opportunities #therapists #socialworkers
We’re so touched and feeling the love from First Baptist Clinton from South Carolina! 🥰 They are traveling in a tour bus for 10 days to connect with local ministries in major cities, and we were their first stop on the trip. They delivered us a ton of bottled water, fruit cups, and juice boxes from their student ministry. We hope they have a great time traveling! Check out these photos to see our team in action and a sweet note.
The Center's annual event, Transformation Awards, premieres September 15. Check out the sponsorship opportunities.
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In collaboration with Northsiders Engaged In Sustainable Transformation (NEST) we will be touring the amazing developments, projects, and all things exciting happening in the Northside neighborhood.
Starting at 11:30 we will meet at The Factory Events for lunch and load up on the buses for the tour at 1:00 PM. The bus tour will be a mixture of sightseeing and light walking and ending around 4:00 PM for a nice Happy Hour to end the day.
Tour includes Northside Residential Focus Area, Northside Gateway Project, & John Arthur Flats.
This year the BusTour is back in person, and we can’t wait to see everyone! COVID-19 safety and precautions will be taken. Please register to claim your spot for this event that will be full of exciting conversation, fun, and all things community development!
This event will cost $40 for members and $55 for non-members. Register by clicking the link for exciting conversation, fun, and all things community development! Click here to register:
Friends, there is a wonderful, local, free opportunity to explore art and activism with the Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration Symposium coming up at the Nathaniel R. Jones Center for Race, Gender, and Social Justice at the University of Cincinnati. Featuring Ohio artists from the Marking Time exhibit currently on display at the Freedom Center, this is an opportunity to learn and connect. Hope to see you there!
Join us for Day of Hope on July 18th at Fountain Square from 12pm - 1pm. IJPC will be hosting a photobooth for people to demonstrate why they hope Ohio end's the death penalty.

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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