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Affordable Housing Event Brings Key Insights for Community Wide Issue

Many people in our region are struggling to make ends meet. Finding an affordable place to live is a challenge for many in our community. The Greater Cincinnati Foundation, along with many community organizations are dedicated to building a region where everyone can thrive. On Thursday, May 25, 2017, we gathered several important community leaders in this area for a deep dive into the current situation in our city and how to change our story.

 Liz Blume, Mary Burke Rivers, Noam Gross-Prinz, Kathy Schwab, and Ellen Katz, President/CEO of GCF


CINCINNATI (May 25, 2017)—Affordable housing is an important topic for the Greater Cincinnati region. The Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF) holds the unique privilege to be at the forefront of working on solutions to pressing issues such as this and partnering with community organizations that are on the ground making an impact in their community. GCF hosted a lunch and learn event where our donors and community partners could hear about new research focusing on the impact of affordable housing and learn what initiatives are being taken to solve the issue. 

The expert panel included Liz Blume, Executive Director of Xavier University’s Community Building Institute, Mary Burke Rivers, Executive Director of Over-the-Rhine Community Housing, Kathy Schwab, Executive Director of Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC), and Noam Gross-Prinz, Assistant Program Officer at LISC. Each shared key insights and findings that support an overwhelming need to create a more balanced housing situation for Cincinnati and the surrounding region. 

View the Facebook video of the panel discussion above.

Download the Affordable Housing presentation [PDF]

Thank you to all of the community experts who spent their time and energy sharing this critical information. Thank you to all those who attended the event and gave their thoughts and insights. GCF is proud to be a part of such a bold community, filled with passion to make where we live a place everyone can thrive. 

About The Greater Cincinnati Foundation 

One of the nation’s leading community foundations, The Greater Cincinnati Foundation helps people make the most of their giving to build a better community. We believe in the power of philanthropy to change the lives of people and communities. As a community foundation, GCF creates a prosperous Greater Cincinnati by investing in thriving people and vibrant places. An effective steward of the community’s charitable resources since 1963, the Foundation inspires philanthropy in eight counties in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. At the end of 2016, GCF had net assets of $563 million.


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