Best Of 2018

Best Push Toward More Funding for Affordable Housing: The Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition

Greater Cincinnati has a reputation as an affordable city, at least compared to the soaring, four-figure average rents in places like New York City and San Francisco. But, that’s deceptive. Hamilton County has a 40,000-unit gap in affordable housing — a huge deficit that groups in The Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition are working to address. Whether it’s fighting to maintain affordable housing, doing the hard, under-appreciated work of helping tenants stay in their housing or find new places to live or advocating for changes at City Hall, groups in the coalition are on the frontlines of the region’s often-ignored affordability crisis. Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition, cincihomeless.org.