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Bennett Point Rendering & Construction Site

Tools for the Trades Graduation 

Changing Lives, Communities and Affordable Housing

Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority works with partners to find ways to create and change affordable housing, change communities and change lives. Stable housing is the foundation needed to make those changes while helping to build lives for our area’s most vulnerable populations.

CMHA continuously works to provide an adequate supply of quality affordable housing for persons of low and moderate incomes while also supporting Hamilton County neighborhoods. I’m excited to inform you that we have started construction of Bennett Point. Urban Sites, our partner and general contractor, is building a combination of low- to moderate-income and workforce housing in the Pendleton neighborhood. The 56 apartment units vary in size from 1 to 3 bedrooms, and a commercial laundry facility on the first floor of the building will serve the neighborhood. Bennett Point will foster a diverse and inclusive community by allowing families to take part in the ongoing economic revitalization of Pendleton and the adjacent neighborhood of Over-the-Rhine.


Re-imagining affordable housing goes beyond building new quality homes for families, it also embraces partnerships. Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority created the vision for Bennett Point and sought out partners who believed and supported that same vision. Berardi+ is the architect behind Bennett Point, which is being funded in part due to generous contributions from the Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation, Greater Cincinnati Foundation, The Clement and Ann Buenger Foundation, The George and Margaret McLane Foundation, The Johnson Foundation and Hamilton County CARES. Traditional partners for the development include HUD, the City of Cincinnati, Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing, Ohio Housing Finance Agency and Key Bank.


As you know, evictions are a normal yet taxing part of the property management landscape. Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority is working with partners on a new program that will benefit CMHA families, our staff and the community by providing a resource to our residents that could help reduce the number of evictions due to non-payment of rent. HomeStart’s Renew Collaborative could potentially preserve the tenancies of families not only here in our community, the new venture could mark the beginning of a program that works for the state of Ohio. I look forward to sharing more information about this life changing endeavor.


Lastly, I’d like to say congratulations to the 2022 Tools for the Trades graduates. Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority along with RWB Construction and Lowe’s joined our combined resources and skills together to benefit people interested in changing the course of their lives. Eleven men and women decided to take advantage of a special opportunity and now they have new tools to use and control their destiny. 

Kind Regards,

Gregory D. Johnson, MS, EDEP, PHM

Chief Executive Officer

Spotlight on CMHA Development

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Did you know Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority is one of Hamilton County’s largest residential property developers? CMHA has successfully planned and developed affordable and accessible housing throughout the county. More than 1,200 housing units have been brought online and more than 2,000 extensive rehabilitation projects have been overseen. The Real Estate Development Department at CMHA identifies properties to rehab and new projects to develop. Financial planning goes along with those projects and the Development Team helps the agency find ways to support itself outside of traditional governmental resources.


CMHA continues to strategically address the community’s housing needs. By leveraging the RAD (Rental Assistance Demonstration) Program, the agency is rehabilitating current public housing stock and preserving its long-term affordability. CMHA also works to self-develop affordable properties for populations with demonstrated need. Seniors, Veterans and low-income workers are some of those populaces. Cary Crossing and West Union Square are self-developed properties that address the affordable housing need for people with disabilities and seniors. 

Providing Skills & Changing Lives

Did you know a general laborer at a construction site makes over $23/hr? Eleven local people now have the chance to earn more because they answered the call for the Tools for the Trades Program. The participants received important lessons on safety, networking and door installation while participating in the 8-week training. The graduation for the class was held recently at CMHA and now the graduates have construction related skills that can lead to livable wage jobs. 

We look forward to seeing you at future construction sites. I appreciate you stepping up and investing in yourselves. -Mr. Adrian Stuckey RWB Construction

We’re exceedingly proud of you.   Mr. Larry Bryant RWB Construction  

Be Proud of yourself, because you created a new path and opportunity for yourself. Mr. Gregory D. Johnson CMHA

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