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Feature Story housing

City of hope: A new mission to expand home ownership in urban neighborhoods

A well-funded not-for-profit embarks on a mission to help turn renters into homeowners and return stability to city neighborhoods.

Feature Story Helping Hands for the Homeless team making survival kits. l to r - Jean Adkins, Jodie Petersime, Declan Sefton, and Mason Heitman.

Helping the homeless makes you ‘change outlook on life’

“I think most people want to help those in need, but you don’t quite know how to go about it or where the greatest need is,” says nurse and volunteer Donna Kramer.

Feature Story Jan Brown Checco with the completed tiara bench.

The “Crown the Queen” bench is a new jewel on Cincinnati’s CROWN

Artist Jan Brown Checco served as the design and art director for the project and recruited two other artist collaborators, as well as a design and construction team.

Feature Story Flatiron 8 group

Flatiron Café signals new promises for future Mt Auburn business district

The flatiron building renovation and recent opening of the cafe are a success for the neighborhood’s stakeholders and evidence that trusted partnerships can spell progress.

Feature Story Realtor Emily Godin

First ring suburbs strive to increase appeal in today’s hot real estate market

Remote and hybrid employment has caused regional and commute considerations to become obsolete for some, creating an increased interest in neighborhoods that may have been overlooked.

Feature Story madville

A new beginning: An urban neighborhood reimagines its 'downtown' business district

Madisonville has a neighborhood “downtown” again, the culmination of more than a dozen years of community building.

Feature Story Burma 4 list

Refugees from war-torn Myanmar, once known as Burma, find a home in Northern Kentucky

With all their success building lives here, Chin don’t stop thinking about relatives who remain in Burma after its brief but failed experiment with democracy.

Feature Story Gary Walton, founder Cincinnati Type & Print Museum

He’s just your type: Gary Walton enlivens Cincinnati’s rich printing history

In the early 20th century, Cincinnati’s print industry was second largest in the U.S. It’s still the 11th largest market and demand appears to point toward unabated growth.

Feature Story Dr. Amit and team. Front row l to r:  Sofia, Minhaj; back row l to r: Ahmad,  Dr. Bhattacharya, Lorenna

Get the lead out: Take advantage of three grants aimed at saving children from lead poisoning

Covered in latex or water based paints applied by decades of homeowners, lead paint remnants remain hidden in the majority of American homes built prior to 1978.

Feature Story pedestrians

A city safe to walk in: Neighborhood action and Vision Zero aim to make the streets safer

City neighborhoods are prized for walkability and density, but increasingly, getting around on foot or by bike takes nerves of steel. Neighbors work with City Hall for change.

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