Inside Walnut Hills - Matching Donation Is Live NOW!
We are thrilled to launch our fundraiser and video series, Inside Walnut Hills!

Check out the fundraiser on ioby, where you can watch the first two videos in our series, highlighting our passionate entrepreneurs and current projects. Thanks to our generous sponsors, the next $10,000 donations will be matched!

Food Fridays
Every Friday since late March, we’ve been co-hosting emergency food box giveaways donated by Freestore Foodbank. Over 59,000 pounds of shelf-stable groceries have been placed in the hands of those in need!
You can also find Healthy Harvest Mobile Market (HHMM) in the parking lot at 954 E. McMillan on Friday's from 1-3pm. HHMM has made over $10,000 in sales since March, bringing fresh produce to residents who might be unable to get to a grocery store outside the neighborhood. Not only does HHMM accept EBT, but they also offer the matching Produce Perks program!
We've worked hard to build partnerships to bring other resources to residents too. We help distribute frozen, ready-to-eat meals, soupes, and fresh salads provided by Taste of Belgium, La Soupe, and Sleepy Bee Café. WHRF gives out healthy smoothies and sometimes the Unbelievabowl food truck serves healthy quinoa bowls on a donate-what-you-wish model. We are also joined by Church of the Advent's "Espresso Priest" Jason Oden giving out free cappuccinos. Equitas, our new neighborhood health clinic and pharmacy, joins with giveaways. Thanks to our partnership with Full Circuit, residents have received personal hygiene products and other supplies, in addition to receiving HHMM deliveries to their door.
We are so thankful to all of our partners! If you are a resident in need of help with food, cleaning supplies, or essential errands, reach out to Full Circuit.
Rent & Utility Assistance
Ohio Home Relief Fund

Residents with incomes up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Line can apply directly to the Community Action Agency (CAA).

Send an email to epa@cincy-caa.org. Include your name and phone number as well as a note indicating mortgage (or rent) help. They are processing applications in the order received.

With the volume of applicants, it will take about 15 days for them to contact you. You can also complete an application online here. 
Hamilton County Rent and Utility Assistance

There is funding for rent and utility assistance for up to $5,000 for families earning 266% of poverty level or 80% of Area Median Income.

You can apply through Community Action Agency, Freestore Foodbank, Talbert House, St. Vincent de Paul, or Jobs and Family Services. Find more info by clicking the "Rent and Utility Relief Program" dropdown on this page.

If you are applying through JFS, fill out this application and email to Jessica Wilcher.
Equitas Health - New Health Center and Pharmacy in Walnut Hills!
Equitas Health, a regional nonprofit community healthcare system, has opened its newest community health center and pharmacy in Walnut Hills! The agency currently operates two primary care centers in Columbus and one in Dayton. The Walnut Hills location is Equitas Health’s first center in Cincinnati. Learn more at https://equitashealth.com/cincinnati/.
Cincy Nice Transforms 5 Points Alley into a "Community Courtyard" 
5 Points Alley experienced a new wave of energy this fall! Earlier this summer, Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation partnered with black-led community engagement and artist collective Cincy Nice to revitalize, manage and program the space. 

After weeks of cleaning and updates through the generous help of neighborhood volunteers, 5 Points Alley welcomed a refreshed look and a new slate of safe, outdoor programming. 

Weekly community events attracted hundreds of visitors with socially distant activities including weekly movement workouts hosted by Walnut Hills resident Savannah Sexton, stand up comedy nights organized by Fireside Pizza, live music experiences with the Redlight Jazz Room curated by Lex Nycole, an art print swap organized by neighborhood artist Prince Lang, a Q-Kidz dance recital and many more. 
“5 Points Alley is a creative space for neighbors,” said Destinee Thomas, Cincy Nice co-founder. “We're so grateful for the partnerships that made this summer's revitalization possible and look forward to continued partnership with the community to add vibrancy into this shared space and to welcome visitors for the next season of events in early 2021.”

Follow 5 Points Alley on Instagram to stay up-to-date on upcoming events and happenings. To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, partnering on a community event or renting the space out for your next private gathering, visit fivepointsalley.org/.
Frederick Douglass Elementary Murals
When H&R Block and Next Door announced Make Every Block Better, a nationwide competition to uplift communities and connect neighbors, our team member Gary Dangel sprung into action. Our nomination for a street mural in front of Frederick Douglass Elementary School was selected as one of 2,000 neighborhoods from across the country, hoping to promote safety, art, and nature!

Check out the video for footage of the mural! Read more about the project at Channel Five or ArtWorks.
Get Involved
Walnut Hills Area Council

Be sure to check out the Walnut Hills Area Council (WHAC) Facebook page to get virtual event details including our monthly council meeting and all committee meetings!
New Executive Director!
The WHRF Board is thrilled to announce that Samantha Reeves has accepted the position of Executive Director!

Samantha joined WHRF in 2018 as the Director of Real Estate and Economic Development. She took over as Interim Director late last year and accepted the Executive Director position over the summer.
We're Hiring! Community Food Champion

WHRF is looking for a Community Food Champion! This is a part-time, contract position. We need help to build and manage a sustainable food system that’s reflective of our diverse neighborhood and that benefits at-risk Walnut Hills residents. This work has a focus on COVID recovery and racial justice. Learn more at https://walnuthillsrf.org/careers/.