Successful candidates in the 2021 election will set the priorities and policy agendas and shape the trajectory of housing for years to come. With an issue as critical and complex as housing, it is important that we are all talking and raising housing as a priority.
LISC Greater Cincinnati created EMPOWERING ACTION to encourage productive conversations with lawmakers.
Everyone has a stake in housing. We invite you to add your voice.
State of Housing
Housing Our Future
Housing Our Future is a broadly inclusive initiative that is working within multiple channels to ensure that someday soon in Cincinnati and Hamilton County, everyone will have access to a safe, affordable place to call home in a community of their choice.
A strategy focused on preserving existing affordable housing and encouraging new housing production, Housing Our Future localizes data and trends to present a complete picture of what housing constraints look like in Hamilton County and makes tangible, high-priority recommendations for change.
The strategy puts forth policies and programs designed to:
- Protect our most vulnerable residents
- Preserve and develop long-term affordability
- Invest in housing that builds strong, inclusive communities
- Create equitable growth without displacement
- Build the capacity for development and innovative ownership structures
- Provide pathways to sustainable homeownership and generational wealth creation
For more on Housing Our Future’s core values and strategic priorities, click here.
Sample Questions for Candidates
Below you will find a few sample questions that you can pose directly to candidates. The questions highlight key priorities identified in Housing Our Future and ask candidates to share their solutions. We also encourage you to pose questions that reflect your unique set of experiences and perspectives. This is an opportunity to share how important housing is to you and your community.