homeless http://wmub.org en Two Queensgate businesses concerned with new Drop Inn Center plan http://wmub.org/post/two-queensgate-businesses-concerned-new-drop-inn-center-plan <p>Two companies that would be neighbors of the relocated Drop Inn Center in Queensgate are expressing concerns about the plan. &nbsp;<br /><br />A city council committee <a href="http://wvxu.org/post/construction-could-begin-soon-new-drop-inn-center" target="_blank">heard from proponents of the plan two weeks ago</a>, and Tuesday it heard from representatives of two companies that say they need more information. &nbsp;<br /> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:43:44 +0000 Jay Hanselman 24958 at http://wmub.org Two Queensgate businesses concerned with new Drop Inn Center plan Construction could begin soon on new Drop Inn Center http://wmub.org/post/construction-could-begin-soon-new-drop-inn-center <p>Construction on the new Drop Inn Center could begin later this summer and the facility could be open in August 2015.&nbsp; It will be moving from its current location in Over-the-Rhine to Queensgate.<br /><br />A Cincinnati Council committee received an update on the project Tuesday from Executive Director Arlene Nolan.&nbsp; She said several sites were considered before one was selected.<br /> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:47:27 +0000 Jay Hanselman 24378 at http://wmub.org Construction could begin soon on new Drop Inn Center Cincy Council may "unsupport" Avondale housing project http://wmub.org/post/cincy-council-may-unsupport-avondale-housing-project <p>Cincinnati Council could vote Wednesday to withdraw support for a controversial housing project in Avondale.&nbsp; National Church Residences wants to build up to 100 units of permanent supportive housing for homeless and disabled individuals.&nbsp;</p><p>City Council approved a resolution in February supporting the group's effort to get low income housing tax credits from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency.&nbsp; Those credits have since been approved.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:43:58 +0000 Jay Hanselman 20600 at http://wmub.org Cincinnati will likely provide needed funds for winter shelter http://wmub.org/post/cincinnati-will-likely-provide-needed-funds-winter-shelter <p>Cincinnati Council is asking city administrators to find $30,000 for the emergency winter shelter for this season. &nbsp;<br /><br />Various groups operate the program including the Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition.&nbsp; Executive Director Josh Spring addressed Council's Budget and Finance Committee Thursday.<br /><br />“Last year 600 different people came through the winter shelter’s doors,” Spring said.<br /><br />Spring said this year the groups are having trouble raising money for the program.<br /> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 18:58:16 +0000 Jay Hanselman 19729 at http://wmub.org Cincinnati will likely provide needed funds for winter shelter Coalition going to court over sheriff's homeless strategy http://wmub.org/post/coalition-going-court-over-sheriffs-homeless-strategy <p>The Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition is suing the Hamilton County Sheriff&#39;s Department over a policy to remove the homeless from the courthouse steps. Commission executive director Josh Spring says Sheriff Jim Neil&#39;s department will start threatening arrest this week. Spring wants to wait until after the winter shelters open in a month and a half.</p><p>The Sheriff and Major Charmaine McGuffey were guests on Cincinnati Edition today where the sheriff&#39;s homeless strategy was one of the topics. McGuffey said the department&nbsp; has been patient.</p> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 21:51:39 +0000 Ann Thompson 18458 at http://wmub.org Coalition going to court over sheriff's homeless strategy