Communities United For Action organizes low-income residents and people of color to address the racism and classism that have led to environmental genocide. We believe that access to water, affordable utilities and fair housing are human rights. We work together to hold decision makers accountable for fixing our sewers, making our utilities affordable, and ensure everyone has access to housing they can afford.  We support efforts that are good for the earth, reduce our bills, and create sustainable jobs. 

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    Watch CUFA Town Hall: Navigating Housing & Utility Assistance

    Cincinnati, Ohio - Thursday, March 4, Communities United For Action hosted speakers from local utilities and agencies to talk about available assistance programs and how to apply. Watch here:

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    CUFA Victory! Relief is on the way for Muddy Creek Rd. sewer backup victims

    Cincinnati, Ohio - WCPO's Mariel Carbone reports, "The Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati has been awarded a grant to demolish 35 flood-prone properties near Muddy Creek in Green Township and Cincinnati."


    "The homes in question have been prone to flooding and sewer backup issues for years, and homeowners have volunteered to sell their properties to MSD, a decision that's come as a relief for some.

    "'It'll be great...Not be worrying, yeah,' said Robert Buckner, a homeowner in Green Township participating in the program."

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    Work begins to replace sewage-spewing Upper Muddy Creek pipe

    Cincinnati, Ohio - Today, work will begin along Muddy Creek between Devils Backbone and Sidney roads to replace a large section of the Upper Muddy Creek Interceptor, a pipeline that conveys untreated sewage to the Metropolitan Sewer District's (MSD) Muddy Creek Wastewater Treatment facility.

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    CUFA Opinion: "Smart government engages taxpayers to solve issues"

    Cincinnati, Ohio - Today, Communities United For Action's editorial on requiring public engagement with our communities was published in the Cincinnati Enquirer.

    CUFA Board President Clark Beck says, "Cincinnati and Hamilton County leaders must require public engagement on all major infrastructure and development projects using public resources or tax incentives. Residents are the best experts on the issues facing their neighborhoods. Public officials and government agencies benefit from our expertise, and early, meaningful public engagement saves valuable public resources.

    Smart government engages taxpayers to develop solutions to our concerns."

    Read the full opinion piece on


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  • Marcia M Battle
    commented 2021-01-30 11:55:19 -0500  ·  Flag
    Communities United For Action truly lives out their commitment to the people of Cincinnati as well as being a supporter of like organizations throughout our United States. CUFA has been a supportive family of citizens proving that “We, the people” are diverse in our ethnicity, race, culture, gender yet we strive and rise together. CUFA has also been there to uplift many leaders locally, state-wide and even in Washington as long as they are looking out for “We, the people”. CUFA Leadership and supporters, I THANK EACH OF YOU for your commitment to take action and make it happen on our “Citizens across the country’s” behalf. Many more years of success and blessings – TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!
    Marcia M. Battle!