FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Affordable Housing Advocates Respond to Budget & Finance Action re: Housing Trust Fund
CINCINNATI, OH – October 5, 2017 – In November of 2016 the Affordable Housing Advocates Board of Trustees and general body members gathered to establish a set of 2017 policy priorities. The group decided the top agenda item was to establish a Housing Trust Fund for the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Following months of research, discussion, writing, and advocacy the Affordable Housing Advocates are delighted to learn of the successful passage of Voluntary Tax Incentive Contribution Agreement (VTICA) ordinance via the Budget and Finance Committee. This act demonstrates the importance of establishing long term solutions to the affordability crisis facing our city and county. We will continue to work diligently to advance this alongside other additional efforts to preserve and develop safe and healthy affordable housing.
Affordable Housing Advocates (AHA) is a group of housing providers, advocates and consumers dedicated to the goal of ensuring good, safe, accessible, affordable housing for all people in Southwest Ohio. Our focus is on meeting the housing needs of very low, low, and moderate-income individuals and families.
This group formed to share the expertise and information gathered by its members over decades of service to the Greater Cincinnati community in the area of affordable housing and to initiate and support plans of action that will further the creation, retention and accessibility of affordable housing in our community. We are a diverse group of advocates, spanning the grassroots, faith-based, development and planning communities. For a list of our members and advisors, view the membership page.
Patricia Garry, President, Affordable Housing Advocates