Week of April 26: Issue 3, Public Engagement & Sewer Backups

Election Day is next Tuesday, May 4. CUFA is supporting Issue 3.  We hope you will support affordable housing. Save the date for the May 6 Sewer Backup (SBU) Response Program 101, and take action to support requiring the City do meaningful public engagement. 

Here are the top 3 actions you can take this week:

  1. CUFA supports Issue 3: 

    Cincinnati needs 28,000 additional units of affordable housing.  Issue 3 WILL:

    Help create 500 affordable homes per year; and

    Assist households earning $30,000 per year or less.

    Issue 3 WILL NOT:

    Jeopardize funding for other City services.
    o   The Charter Amendment calls on City Council to determine the source of funds

    o   We know the City can find funds for projects it supports

    o   $50 million is less than 5% of the City’s budget

    If you have questions about Issue 3, feel free to email us at [email protected] or visit our friends at Cincinnati Action for Housing Now.

  2. RSVP here & Save the Date for our May 6 Sewer Backup (SBU) Response Program 101 from 6:30-8PM. Had a backup? Did you get the help you needed? Under our sewer Consent Decree, the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) is required to help victims of sewer backups that are the result of a lack of capacity in the sewers. Join this virtual meeting to learn more about what MSD is required to do and how to navigate getting help through the program. CUFA's Sewer Justice Team will host the Legal Aid Ombudsman for the Sewer Backup Response (SBU) and Prevention Programs (SBUPP), Matt Fitzsimmons to: summarize qualifications, outline MSD's legal responsibility, and help you navigate getting the help you need. Come with your stories and questions and let's work together to improve the program!

  3. Do you think public engagement should be required for major infrastructure projects and allocation of public resources for private development? Write an email to City Council and the Mayor to tell them you support passing an ordinance to require public engagement for infrastructure and allocation of public resources for private development.


What's Happening This Week

All Ohioans age 16 and up are eligible for the COVID vaccine

Register with Hamilton County Public Health for availability through the Health Dept. or check the map for other Hamilton County providers here.

Use Ohio's Get the Shot website here to find open appointments with local providers.

From the Cincinnati Health Department: 

The Cincinnati Health Department would like to engage you in our effort to vaccinate Cincinnatians against COVID-19. Appointments are made available regularly and are open to the public on Armorvax.com.  We encourage you to share this information with your clients, staff, partners and members.

Many appointment are currently open for Ohio Residents age 16+. You and the members of your organization could be fully vaccinated by the end of this weekend (or at least have one dose completed). Start by following the instructions below or calling the command center to make an appointment.

For those who may be seeking a Johnson and Johnson vaccine, The Cincinnati Health Department is holding a J&J clinic this Sunday but appointments are filling up fast.  This may be the last opportunity for members of the public schedule a J&J appointment for several weeks due to limited supplies.  Please do not delay in making an appointment.

If you have already been vaccinated, please share this info with friends and family and encourage them to get vaccinated as well.

How to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment – THREE WAYS 

ArmorVax - the mobile application that connects people with local healthcare providers to provide access to vaccines. For people under the age of 18, a parent or guardian must create the account and register for the minor as well as accompany them to the appointment.

If this is your first time, please take a moment to register with your email. Once you register, a One Time Password (OTP) will be emailed to you. You will use that One Time Password to log in. 

  • Registration with ArmorVax – mobile app 

Available in the Apple App Store and on Google Play. This is a free mobile app software to schedule COVID-19 vaccination. Below is the logo in the Apple App Store and Google Play. 

  • Register by phone - If you have any trouble registering or have limited access to the internet, please give our Covid-19 Command Center a call at 513-357-7462. 

Other Important Information

Watch the March 4 CUFA Town Hall: Navigating Housing & Utility Assistance

Are you or someone you know having trouble navigating assistance programs? On 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 it here and get the links and contact information shared about local programs here.

CUFA has postcards (pictured below) you can give or mail to family and friends asking them to join CUFA. Sign up here to get some postcards!

Join CUFA on social media: 

Like us on Facebook and invite friends to like our page.

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Be sure to join our Facebook group.


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