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Study finds gaps in Hamilton County housing stock

A new study finds a large unmet housing need for the elderly and disabled in Hamilton County.

The report was commissioned by the Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA). It looks at the county's housing stock, structural integrity, neighborhood demographics and community amenities.

CMHA Senior Communications Coordinator Kelly Kramer says, “There is not a need for more housing in addition to what we already have in Hamilton County, rather an upgrade to the housing that we have, either through demolition and new build on the same site or through renovation of existing housing.”

The report also finds vacant housing that isn't for sale and serves no purpose (such as abandoned or foreclosed homes) has increased 107 percent.

CMHA is hosting a town hall meeting Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Cintas Center to discuss the findings.