Homeless in Cincinnati: Five Years Later

Homeless camp on the Ohio River, Downtown Cincinnati in the shadow of a $44mil stadium built with taxpayer money.
Homeless camp on the Ohio River, Downtown Cincinnati in the shadow of a $44mil stadium built with taxpayer money.
“Public pressure has discouraged development of new rental housing, affordable housing, subsidized housing and supportive housing in many Hamilton County neighborhoods. Zoning and community opposition has delayed or cancelled several recent projects. Resources for new affordable developments, such as tax credits, are not fully utilized in Hamilton County. Neither the county nor the city uses inclusionary zoning or bonuses to encourage development of affordable units within larger developments. These are techniques used in other cities to promote private development of quality affordable housing units.”
Excerpt from “The State of Affordable Housing in Hamilton County: The Crisis” 2010
by Affordable Housing Advocates.
In the five years since this report has been released nothing has changed, except that the homeless camp was bulldozed and a multi-million dollar park has replaced it.

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