June 8, 2011
People who live in Green Township can expect to see more low income housing in their neighborhoods.
The Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority voted today to approve an agreement with US Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Tomorrow morning, Cincinnati’s Municipal Housing Authority is expected to vote on the agreement with HUD. They’re still negotiating, but don’t have much wiggle room. HUD controls millions of housing dollars that flow into Cincinnati and Hamilton County every year. They can take that money away.
Green Township is a working class, west-side neighborhood of well-kept homes. There are 27 low-income units overseen by the Housing Authority in the township today. Under the agreement, there could be 95 by 2013.
Dave Linnenberg, Green Township Trustee: “I’m not opposed to having a few more CMHA. I’m not opposed to working with HUD or CMHA. 68 units in a two year period is a lot of units to put in one neighborhood.”
The voluntary compliance agreement is the result of federal housing complaint filed by Attorney Robert Newman.
Robert Newman, Sued Housing Authority: “HUD found, after an investigation, that the Housing Authority was doing a lot of things to prevent any public housing from going into Green Township.”
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