How Much Say Do Community Development Corporations Have In Their Neighborhoods?
In many Cincinnati neighborhoods, nonprofit organizations called community development corporations work to represent residents as they engage with local government and developers to bring housing, commercial spaces and other economic development. But how well do these groups represent their communities and how much say do they have in the changes happening in their neighborhoods?
Do local governments and developers give these groups their due? And given the recent allegations of corruption around development in City Hall, can CDCs be part of a more transparent development process?
Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss these questions are Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation Executive Director Samantha Reeves; Northsiders Engaged in Sustainable Transformation Executive Director Sarah Thomas; Homebase Cincinnati Executive Director Alena Cunningham; and Ohio CDC Association Executive Director Nate Coffman.
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