Post Date: 06/15/2020
The Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA) has received an Award of Merit from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO). Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority wins the NAHRO Award of Merit for the agency’s Economic Impact Strategic Plan. The NAHRO Awards give national recognition to the achievement and innovation of agency members throughout the country.
CMHA submitted the Economic Impact Strategic Plan in NAHRO’s Community Revitalization category which includes programs that have a positive economic impact on a neighborhood or city, i.e. balanced growth, economic development, job creation; creative financing, public/private partnerships, mixed-use developments, or neighborhood preservation. CMHA is using federal tools to transform the agency’s portfolio and the economic plan sets goals that ensure success. “Transforming CMHA is not just about preserving current housing and building new housing it’s about making the Hamilton County community better and we can do that by leveraging jobs and job training opportunities for all low-income residents and small business owners through the billion dollar investment in our properties,” said CMHA CEO Gregory D. Johnson. The Economic Impact Strategic Plan was developed in 2019 and it is a roadmap for:
- Establishing and reaching new goals and objectives
- Setting new standards for CMHA, Developers and Contractors
- Marketing, outreach and community awareness
- Tracking, measuring and reporting progress
- Creating specialized trainings and programs to ensure success
The CMHA Economic Impact Strategic Plan is great for families and a reminder of something Dr. King said, “We must create full employment, or we must create incomes. People must be made consumers by one method or the other.” CMHA is ecstatic about being recognized for work that will change futures.