This week, learn more about the Issue 3 Affordable Housing Charter Amendment on the primary ballot May 4. Save the date for upcoming CUFA events, and get an appointment for vaccination if you are still looking for one.
With the Mayoral primary fast-approaching on May 4, check out upcoming candidate forums. The Pandemic has caused many people to fall behind on their housing & utility bills. Do you have a story about unaffordable housing or high gas and electric bills that you would be willing to share?
Optional vs. Required: We know the best way to get someone to do something is to require it. That's why we're supporting the Affordable Housing Trust Fund Charter Amendment. And it's why we are pushing City Council to introduce an ordinance that requires public engagement on major infrastructure and private development projects. It’s our money; we need a voice. This week, take action to support public accountability for our communities.
If you or someone you know are having trouble navigating available assistance programs, CUFA is doing a virtual Town Hall this Thursday with several speakers who will talk about what's available and how to apply. Help us spread the word about the Town Hall this week!
As if the ongoing pandemic isn't bad enough, Cincinnati continues to face an affordable housing crisis. Many residents are still struggling to afford utilities as well. This week, join our Housing Action Team (on Tuesday, Feb. 16) and take action for Fair Sewer Rates.
It's time for the CUFA Congress! Find out more about this Saturday's virtual event, our efforts to build more power to win fair sewer rates, and tell us what you think about Ohio's upcoming redistricting and more in this week's Activist Toolkit.
"We are not satisfied and will not be satisfied until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream," Martin Luther King, Jr. asserted in his famous "I Have A Dream" speech at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in August, 1963. Find out more about the MLK Day commemorative events in this week's Activist Toolkit. And know that we, too, will never be satisfied until everyone has a stable home, affordable utilities, and clean air & water.
We know a lot of the Coronavirus relief aid has expired. While we are waiting for the next batch of funding and unemployment, we cannot let up the pressure on Governor DeWine to stop utility shutoffs - especially gas and electric. Take action today to contact him, and join our Energy Affordability Action Team Tuesday to talk about what we'll do next to pressure the Governor. This week, CUFA is also participating in a panel discussion as part of the Environmental Justice Symoposium hosted by GBBN Architects.
Last week, the Cincinnati Enquirer published CUFA's Opinion Editorial calling for local government to require meaningful taxpayer and ratepayer public engagement when they are deciding how to use public resources. Join our campaign by writing your own letter to the editor.
This Tuesday, we are delivering all your #NoShutoffs letters to Gov. DeWine to the Hamilton County Health Commissioner! Join us (from a distance, with a mask) and help amplify the action on social media by making a post using the tag @GovMikeDeWine. We hope you will join us for our Housing Action Team meeting and the VOTE on MSD's 2021 budget too.