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.
Here are the top 3 actions you can take this week:
RSVP for the Tuesday, Feb. 16 Housing Action Team (virtual) meeting from 6:30-7:30 PM. We will discuss what we've learned about the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, and what we will do to push for more investment to keep people in their homes.
- Are you overpaying for sewer services? Thousands of residential ratepayers pay for more than they use each month because of high base rates, while big users enjoy automatic discounts. Take action here to tell the Hamilton County Commissioners: We need Fair Sewer Rates Now!
- Do you know an organization, community group, or business that cares about winning sewer rates that are fair for everyone? Invite them to send a representative to join our Fair Sewer Rates Coalition (virtually) Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 4-5:00PM Find out more and register here to join this virtual meeting next Tuesday.
- RSVP for the Tuesday, Feb. 16 Housing Action Team (virtual) meeting from 6:30-7:30 PM. We will discuss what we've learned about the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, and what we will do to push for more investment to keep people in their homes.
What's Happening This Week
Everyone needs a stable home to live in. We support moratoriums on evictions and foreclosures at the federal, state and local levels. We need assistance to help renters pay back rent and requirements for lenders to work with all homeowners to avoid foreclosure.
Join us for a discussion on our next steps to achieve these goals.
What: Housing Action Team
When: Tuesday, February 16 from 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: RSVP here for instructions to join this Zoom meeting.
Other Important Information
Support CUFA's Effort to Require Government to Include us Before They Spend Our Money - Write YOUR letter to the editor
First, read our Opinion Editorial in the Cincinnati Enquirer: Smart government engages taxpayers to solve issues. "We need meaningful public engagement now. We cannot afford to waste one more dollar by excluding residents from decisions," wrote Clark Beck, CUFA Board President. Then, write your own letter-to-the-editor to the Enquirer about what meaningful public engagement would mean to you as a ratepayer and taxpayer! Here are some tips here for writing your own letter; call us if you have any questions at (513) 853-3947.
CUFA Victory! Water Bill Forgiveness Program now accepting applications!
The City of Cincinnati has a new program to forgive water and storm water bills for low-income residents experiencing COVID-related hardships. Find out more about the program and apply here.
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