CUFA meets with Senator Brown

Cincinnati, Ohio - CUFA met with Senator Sherrod Brown Tuesday to talk about making the Child Tax Credit permanent, getting infrastructure funding to fix our sewers, and making utilities clean, and affordable for everyone.

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CUFA lights up Carew Tower with message for Governor DeWine

Cincinnati, Ohio - On Friday, June 25, Communities United For Action lit up Carew Tower with a message for Governor DeWine: Stop Utility Shutoffs. Since being allowed to resume shutoffs by the Governor and Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Duke Energy suspended service to more than 21,000 households in its Ohio service area (October 2020 to March 2021). Check out the FB Live posts and pictures from the action!

Take Action: Tell Governor DeWine to stop utility shutoffs until people can get aid to catch up.

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MSD puts the brakes on rate changes

Cincinnati, Ohio - On June 10, Communities United For Action and our allies met with Hamilton County's Impervious Surface Fee Stakeholder Working Group to get updated on the progress toward sewer rate restructuring. It was the third meeting of the working group created by the Hamilton County Commissioners October 24, 2019 resolution

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CUFA & Allies Launch Fair Sewer Rates Coalition, Release 5 Demands

Attendees bring toilets to demonstration

Cincinnati, Ohio – On Thursday, June 17, Communities United For Action (CUFA) and its allies announced the launch of the Fair Sewer Rates Coalition and delivered demands to the Hamilton County Commissioners calling for restructuring sewer rates.

The 40 Coalition supporters delivered toilets to the Todd B. Portune Center for County Government. CUFA member Wanda Ball said, “If a picture is worth a thousand words, then the picture we want to portray here today is that our homes and their values are going down the toilet. Our hard-earned money is going down the drain.”

Ball, who emceed the rally, continued, “Water is a basic human need, and because of the unfair sewer rates, it has been difficult for me, at times, to pay my water. The Customer Assistance Program that was implemented by the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) was designed to limit who can qualify, and that’s not acceptable. I shouldn’t be told I don’t qualify for the program because I’m not dirt poor.”

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Watch: What does Redistricting have to do with me?

Cincinnati, Ohio - CUFA hosted Common Cause Ohio Executive Director Catherine Turcer and Fair Districts Ohio Speakers' Bureau member Christine Carli of the League of Women Voters of the Cincinnati Area to discuss this year's redistricting. Ohio voters overwhelmingly approved two ballot issues to change the way our state and congressional districts are drawn. This year, Ohio redraws the lines. How do the ballot issues change the process for mapping Ohio's districts? How might it impact our votes? Learn more and discuss redistricting in this CUFA Popular Education event. 

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CUFA Supports Issue 3


26,000 families and individuals in Cincinnati need an affordable place to live.  CUFA is supporting Issue 3 on the May 4 ballot to provide a funding source for the Affordable Housing Trust Fund.  Voting "yes" will fill our housing gap and does not call for cutting other budgets.

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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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Gov. DeWine response to CUFA letters on utility shutoffs

Cincinnati, Ohio - Communities United for Action members and supporters wrote 147 letters to Governor DeWine, asking him to end utility shutoffs until the pandemic is over. The Hamilton County Board of Health delivered the letters to Gov. DeWine's office. Here is the response we received today from the Governor's Office: 

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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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