Cincinnati and its neighborhoods have been strengthened by the strategic efforts to increase the quality and diversity of housing, reduce blighted conditions, and improve the vitality of neighborhood business districts as well as small business enhancement.
The City’s overall goal was to develop and support comprehensive efforts to expand choices and opportunities for individuals and families to enjoy decent housing, a suitable living environment, and expanded economic opportunities. Decent housing is housing which is affordable, safe, and accessible. A suitable living environment is that which is safe, livable, free from blighting influences, and economically integrated.
Overall, the City of Cincinnati addressed the 2015 – 2019 Consolidated Plan and 2018 Annual Action Plan goals and objectives for the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons With HIV / AIDS Program (HOPWA). For some programs, goals will require adjustments to account for reductions in funding; however, the City demonstrated measurable progress in nearly all 2015 – 2019 Strategic Plan programs and projects in 2018.