Avondale http://wvxu.org en Pendleton developer gets city money, but not all it wanted http://wvxu.org/post/pendleton-developer-gets-city-money-not-all-it-wanted <p>A majority of Cincinnati City Council voted today to give a development company over $1.356 million dollars in federal housing dollars for an affordable housing project in Pendleton.</p><p>But that is less than the $1.9 million the city administration had proposed for the plan to rehab 40 units in the neighborhood.</p><p>Some council members wanted to hold back $543,000 for a permanent supportive housing project in Avondale that would not have been available if the Pendleton developer, Wallick-Hendy Development had gotten the entire $1.9 million.</p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 19:17:33 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 28369 at http://wvxu.org Is proposed Pendleton housing project taking funds from Avondale plan? http://wvxu.org/post/proposed-pendleton-housing-project-taking-funds-avondale-plan <p>Cincinnati Council could vote later this month on an amendment for how it spends federal housing dollars.&nbsp; The proposal would shift $1.8 million dollars to an affordable housing project in Pendleton.&nbsp; That plan would rehab 40 units in the neighborhood. &nbsp;<br /><br />But at least two council members want to know why this proposal could be funded, while a plan for permanent supportive housing in Avondale still has not received city dollars.&nbsp; That more than $500,000 request has been pending city review for nearly a year. &nbsp;<br /> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 22:09:13 +0000 Jay Hanselman 28133 at http://wvxu.org Avondale targeted as first site to improve low birth rates http://wvxu.org/post/avondale-targeted-first-site-improve-low-birth-rates <p class="p1">The launch of the StartStong initiative is the pilot for what may become a national model to lower pre-mature birthrates.</p><p class="p1"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">StartStrong is a geographically focused initiative to redesign healthcare delivery and reduce preterm birth rates. The program launched Tuesday evening, March 11 at Avondale Southern Baptist Church and is open to the public. </span></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Megan Thobe 24092 at http://wvxu.org Avondale targeted as first site to improve low birth rates Poll worker voted twice in November, board of elections says http://wvxu.org/post/poll-worker-voted-twice-november-board-elections-says <p>A poll worker at an Avondale polling place who is alleged to have voted twice last in November’s election has been referred to the Hamilton County prosecutor for possible prosecution.</p><p>The county board of elections – two Democrats and two Republicans - voted unanimously Tuesday to send the case of veteran poll worker Ellen Duncan of Avondale to the prosecutor.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 13:10:20 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 23023 at http://wvxu.org Cincy Council may "unsupport" Avondale housing project http://wvxu.org/post/cincy-council-may-unsupport-avondale-housing-project <p>Cincinnati Council could vote Wednesday to withdraw support for a controversial housing project in Avondale.&nbsp; National Church Residences wants to build up to 100 units of permanent supportive housing for homeless and disabled individuals.&nbsp;</p><p>City Council approved a resolution in February supporting the group's effort to get low income housing tax credits from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.&nbsp; Those credits have since been approved.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:43:58 +0000 Jay Hanselman 20600 at http://wvxu.org