A Cincinnati Council majority is ready to approve a plan to allocate federal funds that make cuts to some popular programs. The Budget and Finance Committee yesterday passed a proposal spending Community Development Block Grant dollars.
The federal money is being shifted in part to pay for part of Mayor John Cranley's Hand Up initiative to reduce poverty.
But the proposal means some other popular programs in the city will see reduced funding or no money at all.
Jock Pitts, the president and CEO of People Working Cooperatively, is in the studio with Mark Perzel to discuss some additional results from the comprehensive Cadmus Group Study that shows the community and economic impact of PWC’s approach to repairing and upgrading the homes of elderly or needy residents. He also has information about the upcoming Repair Affair and how people can get involved with this region-wide event.