Our housing is concentrated in scattered sites around Washington Park (from 12th Street and Vine Street to Elm Street); on East Clifton Avenue, Peete Street, McMicken Avenue and surround alleys in Over-the-Rhine. Many apartments are in historic three to four story buildings with high ceilings and large windows.
All apartments have fully equipped kitchens and private bathrooms with secure entrances; some have off-street parking. We have a mixed of housing – efficiency, 1 to 4-bedroom apartments. Call 513-381-1171 for availability.
Over-the-Rhine Community Housing provides affordable housing. Affordable housing means that our rent rates are significantly below market rates – rents start at $350 (efficiency); we offer efficiency, one, two, three and four bedroom apartments. The rents range varying with the apartment size and utilities. With the subsidized units, rent would be 30 percent of the individual’s income. For most apartments, the tenant pays the gas, electric, and heat.
To apply for housing at OTRCH, go to the Become A Resident page or feel free to call the office, 513-381-1171.
Recovery Hotel is a collaboration of Over-the-Rhine Community Housing and Drop Inn Center. It consists of 20 furnished apartments of transitional housing for men and women in recovery from drug and alcohol abuse. There is on-site case management with 24-hour door monitoring. Rent is subsidized through Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA). Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings occur on-site.
Buddy’s Place consists of 20 furnished apartments of permanent housing for homeless women and men. To qualify you must be single, homeless, and low-income. The rent is subsidized through CMHA and all utilities are included. We provide off-site case management, and residents have access to off-street parking.
Jimmy Heath House
The Jimmy Heath House consists of 25 furnished apartments of permanent supportive housing for homeless men. To qualify you must be chronically homeless and earn less than 30% of the area’s median income. We provide on-site case management, 24 hour staff, residents have access to off-street parking. HUD’s Shelter Plus Care program provides the rental subsidy for Jimmy Heath House. Referrals can be made through JHH’s service provider, Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services, and they can be reached at 513-381-0008.
Elm Street Senior Housing
1500 Elm Street consists of 15 furnished apartments for seniors. To qualify you must be 62 or older, and earn 50% of the area’s median income or below. Interested applicants should contact our leasing agent at the OTRCH main office, 513-381-1171.
Housing for the Homeless
A scattered site development on Vine Street and 13th Street is reserved for homeless individuals who need permanent housing. There are no supportive services provided on site, however, many residents referred by the Drop Inn Center have been successful in gaining permanent housing.