The Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority voted 3-2 to approve low income public housing units in Green Township Thursday morning.
Board Chairman Lamont Taylor cast the final vote granting the approval.
“The goal is to make sure we break the cycles of poverty, that we don’t concentrate poor people in any one given area,” says Taylor.
Green Township Trustees say they will fight the decision and plan to opt out of a Cooperation Agreement with Hamilton County.
“We’ll fight it. 68 is too much for one community especially in the short time frame they’ve been discussing,” says Dave Linnenberg.
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development says Green Township is “first priority” to add units in Hamilton County.
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