Tag: affordable housing

How can we make housing more affordable when we  can’t afford for housing prices to fall?  

How can we make housing more affordable when we  can’t afford for housing prices to fall?  

A recent report from Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, The State of The Nation’s Housing 2024, finds homeowners and renters are still “struggling with high housing costs.” Both housing prices and the number of renters with cost burdens have hit all-time highs. And the number of households paying more than 30-percent of their income on housing in Greater Cincinnati is 244,000. For Greater Dayton […]

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Want to create more housing without changing the neighborhood? Build an ADU

Want to create more housing without changing the neighborhood? Build an ADU

As the nation grapples with a lack of housing, interest is building in a concept already popular on the West Coast and parts of New England-Accessory Dwelling Units or ADUs.   Think granny flat, carriage house, attic or basement apartment, tiny house, even a manufactured home on your property that has its own entrance, a kitchen with sink and stove, bathroom and a place to sleep […]

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How Parking Mandates affects the Local Economy and Opportunity for Housing

How Parking Mandates affects the Local Economy and Opportunity for Housing

The Camp Washington Neighborhood navigates their parking minimum requirements as Cincinnati considers zoning changes through the Connected Communities initiative.

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Cincinnati City Council passes zoning reforms, including reduced parking mandates

Cincinnati City Council passes zoning reforms, including reduced parking mandates

Vehicles spend most of their time parked. And because of that, for years cities have dictated how many parking spots developers should include based on sometimes arbitrary numbers. But do those numbers still make sense and could reducing them allow for more housing and development? An increasing number of cities are getting rid of those so-called parking mandates or parking minimums, including Cincinnati.  Cincinnati changes  […]

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A Dayton woman’s housing journey points to the importance of fairness in the courtroom 

A Dayton woman’s housing journey points to the importance of fairness in the courtroom 

A Dayton tenant details her journey through eviction hearings with and without a lawyer.

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Dayton to pilot Right to Counsel, as evictions continue to increase throughout region

Dayton to pilot Right to Counsel, as evictions continue to increase throughout region

In most eviction hearings, only the landlord is represented. The tenant usually can’t afford an attorney or doesn’t have access to Legal Aid lawyers. But some communities are starting to realize that paying for attorneys to represent certain qualified renters can save money in the long run and give tenants a voice.   State of local evictions  Southwest Ohio is a hotbed for evictions. With rent […]

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How well are zoning changes working across the country? Minneapolis, Tulsa and Buffalo provide proof 

How well are zoning changes working across the country? Minneapolis, Tulsa and Buffalo provide proof 

City planners from Tulsa (OK), Buffalo (NY) and Minneapolis (MN) share the affects of zoning reform in their cities.

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Cincinnati wants to make zoning changes. How quickly can those changes result in more housing? 

Cincinnati wants to make zoning changes. How quickly can those changes result in more housing? 

How quickly Cincinnati can house more people may depend on developers. Kaiker Development, in partnership with the Avondale Community Development Corporation, built seven townhomes on Hale Avenue in Avondale and has plans for fourteen more.

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What the first Cincinnati downtown affordable housing in decades means to residents and developers 

What the first Cincinnati downtown affordable housing in decades means to residents and developers 

The Barrister gets transformed from an historic office space to the first affordable housing apartments in the Central Business District in almost 30 years.

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Developers are getting creative with empty office buildings. How many of them can be turned into housing? 

Developers are getting creative with empty office buildings. How many of them can be turned into housing? 

Cincinnati and Dayton have more than a dozen projects involving office to housing conversions.

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