November 2018

What's Happening!
11/30  Hiring Event
12/3   Marketing Mondays
12/8   Good Neighbor Program
12/18 Board Meeting
12/24-25 CMHA Closed  

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Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority
1627 Western Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45214
(513) 721-4580
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Hello from the CEO!
Commitment to Community
The conversion of Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority properties is on the horizon. The changes allow CMHA to continue to strengthen and invigorate our community by preserving affordable housing throughout Hamilton County. Our conversion communication team recently met with families that live in The Evanston and Park Eden to share information on the renovations that will take place at those sites in the next few weeks. We have been gathering feedback from residents about the specific changes they would like at their home and many of their priorities are also top priorities that are being addressed in the renovation plans. The conversion at these sites are happening through RAD which helps the agency stabilize funding while providing quality affordable housing for families.
The Council of Large Public Housing Authorities (CLPHA) Fall Meeting was held in Washington, D.C. and I gladly represented Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority at the event. CLPHA is a national organization that works to preserve and improve public and affordable housing through advocacy, research, policy analysis and public education. While there I had the honor to serve as the moderator for the VASH panel discussion. It highlighted the current successes and challenges facing PHAs as they help veterans secure long-term housing stability and included an open discussion of ways to improve the program. Before the panelists began, the video we created featuring our partnership with the Cincinnati VA and Medical Center was played in its entirety. It was well received and is a great example of a successful way to work together on housing our heroes. If you would like to watch the video, click here and select the Empowering People photo.

Also here back at home, bridgeable Cincinnati asked me to participate in a community conversation on The Affordable Housing Search Process. The group included various residents, property owners and community stakeholders. bridgeable's belief is that "living an issue every day makes you an expert and leaders make better decisions when they can access and learn from the expertise of lived experience." Several CMHA residents participated and it was a great opportunity to hear about some of the challenges they have faced. It was also a good way to share information about the organizational connections we offer as a community resource for our families. Information about the various additional programs CMHA provides is available on our website.

Kind Regards,   
Gregory D. Johnson, MS, PHM, EDEP
Chief Executive Officer
Hiringeventnov    Join Our Hiring Event   
Promoting self-sufficiency for the families CMHA serves is a very important part of the work done at the agency. There are several initiatives that help increase self-sufficiency and the MOVE program plays a major role by holding career networking opportunities, educational workshops and job fairs. On Friday, November 30th MOVE presents a Hiring Event. Klosterman Bakery, First Student, Jancoa, Great Oaks and Christian Village at Mount Healthy are just a few of the companies who are looking for new team members. The Hiring Event begins at 1pm in the CMHA Auditorium located at 1635 Western Avenue. If your company is interested in securing a booth, please email or call Ms. Lopez at (513) 977-5853. 

 AgencyspotlightAgency Spotlight:  CCLC Rental Space
Are you looking for a training facility with advanced technology, computer aided workstations and a smart board? Are you finding it difficult to find a training facility with convenience in terms of accessibility and flexibility? Are you frustrated because you are paying a lot of money and not receiving good value for your training experience? The Cincinnati Contemporary Learning Center offers State-of-the-art technology, Unmatched convenience and Superior value.   Businesses, schools, non-profits and other groups can rent the facility.

The center accommodates up to 50 trainees in addition to the facilitator's area. CCLC benefits include:
  • Wi-fi and internet connectivity
  • Wheelchair access
  • Desks with monitors that rotate up or down
  • Projector, laptop and microphone for facilitator
  • An additional breakout room
  • Kitchen with microwave and refrigerator
  • Reasonable rental fees
  • Free Parking
Now is the time to secure your training location for 2019. To learn more about renting the Cincinnati Contemporary Learning Center, please visit the web page or   email CCLC staff.

 WinterweatherWinter Weather Reminder
CMHA's Guiding Principles begin with "We support our employees and their families so we can support the communities we serve." The winter weather will not stop CMHA's commitment to assisting customers but it could cause a delay. If the weather leads to a delayed start or an early closing at the agency, please check the local news channels to see the modified operating hours. The information will also be shared on CMHA social media outlets as well as the website. An example of what to look for on is in the photograph below. 

 BanquethighlightsProperty Owners Appreciation Banquet Highlights

More than 525 people attended

13 Celebrating Excellence Award recipients

Community Partners highlighted in Empowerment video
I think you all did a wonderful job. Much appreciation for all that you do!
LADD, Inc. Employee