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Opening Doors to Diversity in Housing



Providing safe, clean, and well-maintained affordable housing options and supportive resident services are essential to the vision of any inclusive, thriving community. But how does that work in a neighborhood like Over-the-Rhine?

Did you know many of the architecturally significant buildings in Over-the-Rhine provide affordable housing? Come learn the stories of these historic buildings and the residents who live in them. Join Over-the-Rhine Community Housing (OTRCH) for a tour of these properties, meet Over-the-Rhine neighbors, new and old, and learn why affordable housing is an important part of our diverse community.

The tour concludes with a reception at the historic home of Mark Manley, M.D., and Annette Januzzi Wick, OTR neighbors and affordable housing advocates. OTRCH staff will be hand to answer questions and offer more information on inclusive housing solutions in our city. Light refreshments will be provided. The event is free of charge but we’re asking guests to register (click here) since there are a limited number of slots. We’d love to see you there!

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Recovery Hotel 20th Anniversary

May 6, 2015
1225 Vine Street
2-5 pm

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Recovery Hotel provides 20 units of permanent supportive housing for homeless men and women in recovery from substance abuse.  Counseling and support staff are located on-site and Narcotics Anonymous meets in the lobby on a daily basis. Since opening in 1996, Recovery Hotel has served 255 individuals with a successful program completion rate of 83%. Now in its 20th year, the success of this innovative housing program demonstrates how housing, compassion, and support can transform the lives of individuals in recovery. 

Please join us at Recovery Hotel (1225 Vine Street) on May 6th from 2-5 pm as we celebrate this incredible journey. We’ll hear from residents about their time at Recovery Hotel, including Donald Whitehead, one of the country’s foremost experts on homelessness. A former resident of Recovery Hotel, Donald is now the Manager of Outreach and Case Management at Healthcare Center for the Homeless in Orlando. The event is sponsored by US Bank, and food has been generously donated by Eli’s BBQ and Bakersfield. 

Read the press release for this event here.

Beasley Place Receives CDC Project of the Year Award

Over-the-Rhine Community Housing – Beasley Place, CDC Project of the Year

Beasley Place, a newly renovated historic building located at 1405-1407 Republic Street, is a major and important step toward the goal of maintaining a diverse and inclusive community in Over-the-Rhine. Beasley Place is located just one block away from the newly renovated Washington Park and is in the heart of the area of the neighborhood that has seen millions of dollars of investment primarily in the high-income commercial and condo market. It is one of just a few new affordable housing developments done since the reinvestment in this area of Over-the-Rhine.

Beasley Place is impactful to the neighborhood because it is critical in helping to fight gentrification and is proof that high-income and affordable housing can co-exist and that the diversity in their coexistence improves the neighborhood rather than degrading it.

Special thanks to our partners First Financial Bank, City of Cincinnati, Ohio Housing Finance Agency, Miami University, Robert H. Reakirt Foundation of PNC, HGC Construction,  3CDC and CR Architects!

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*From Ohio CDC Press Release Oct. 2, 2015

Beasley Place Opening (Cincinnati Herald)

Informative article on the opening of Beasley Place and some history of our involvement in OTR and on Republic Street. Click here to read.

A Tale of Two Cities (WCPO)

Interesting insight onto the transformations happening in OTR, and some thoughts from one of our residents on some of the changes in the neighborhood. Click here to read the article.