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Stop attacks on affordable housing in Cincinnati and defeat HB 408.

The rights of average citizens are under attack at every turn, Housing is no exception. Efforts to reduce support for public housing, affordable housing, and homeownership cannot go unchallenged. It is important that we begin to see housing policy as being connected on all levels. People have a right to safe decent and affordable housing.

We must STOP the passage of House Bill 408.

The bill will increase the number members on the Board of Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA). This will create a Board with a majority who are opposed to public housing and housing choice vouchers and one that is less representative of the population served by CMHA than the current Board. That is, in addition to the bodies who can appoint Board members now (the City of Cincinnati and the Hamilton County Commission), members would be appointed by the Township Association and another by the Municipal Association of the county, where the member cannot be a Cincinnati resident. So, of 7 members, only 2 would be from Cincinnati, even though Cincinnati is home to 90% of those served by CMHA. The language in the legislation is crafted specifically to target only CMHA since no other Housing Authority fits the criteria outlined in the Bill.

The intent of the bill is to attack housing assistance for those who need it the most. Please take a stand and write members of the Ohio General Assembly asking them to defeat HB 408.

This petition was delivered to:
  • State Representative
    Rick Perales
  • State Representative
    Kirk Schuring
  • State Representative
    Mark Romanchuk
  • State Representative
    Anthony DeVitis
  • State Representative
    Mike Duffey
  • State Representative
    Allen Landis
  • State Representative
    Alicia Reece
  • State Representative
    Denise Driehaus
  • State Representative
    Connie Pillich
  • State Representative
    Marilyn Slaby
  • State Representative
    Margaret Conditt
  • State Representative
    Emilia Sykes
  • State Representative
    Ross Mcgregor
  • State Representative
    Jim Buchy
  • State Representative
    Terry Johnson
  • State Representative
    Louis Blessing
  • State Representative
    Dale Mallory
  • State Representative
    Mike Foley
  • Ohio State House


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