Center for Great Neighborhoods

Soapbox Cincinnati

For its continuing On the Ground series featuring area neighborhoods, Soapbox Cincinnati has been taking an in-depth look at Covington, Kentucky. The second largest city on our region, Covington has been experiencing a revitalization during the last several years, attracting new employers and residents, along with major new construction and historic building-repurposing projects.

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Northern Kentucky organizations are partnering in projects to spark creativity, develop community and help local residents make home repairs and grow more of their own food. The Center for Great Neighborhoods awarded a grant to the digital branch of the Kenton County Public Library to create FORGE, a maker space and mini-library. The Center, Kenton County Public Library and Wolf Tree Farms are working together to offer free tool rentals to area residents for home improvement and gardening. 

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2011-2015 American Community Survey, 18.5 percent of people in Kentucky live below the poverty level. One of the challenges to reducing poverty is for communities to provide access to affordable housing.

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Activities such as art walks for the visually impaired, porch caroling and community park parties make a neighborhood more vibrant. These projects and more have been made possible by Nano Grants, small grants of $250 given out by The Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington. They are available to residents, students and workers for creative ideas that bring people together.