NEST News

NEST is on the move! With Phase II of the Witler Street Homeownership Project near completion, NEST (Northsiders Engaged in Sustainable Transformation) will once again focus attention on development in the Fergus Street Homeownership target area.

The 2 new single-family constructed homes underway as part of Phase II of the Witler Street Homeownership Project, also referred to as the Blockwatch 45223 Homeownership Project in honor of the courageous residents who volunteered countless and often challenging hours to take back their streets, are located at 1722 Hanfield and 4137 Witler. Funded, in part, through the City of Cincinnati’s HUD NSP (Neighborhood Stabilization Program,) both homes, once listed, will be offered for sale to households who’s AMI (Annual Median Income) is 120% or less. Designed and built by Creative Housing Solutions, both 2200sf homes will feature an open first floor plan, three bedrooms including a master, two full and one-half baths, high-energy efficient mechanicals, and off-street parking. They are expected to be finished by February, 2016, and may be listed as early as mid-December. Buyers who meet the city’s criteria will be eligible for substantial downpayment assistance.

Phase IV of the Fergus Street Homeownership Project, currently in the pre-development stage, will include new construction of 1 single-family home at the NW corner of Mad Anthony and Chase and the rehabilitation of 4 single-family houses, 1 on Mad Anthony and 3 on Fergus and will, also, allow NEST to develop our first of six planned visitable single-family homes – our solution to helping residents “age in place ‘ – throughout Northside. With new gap financing from the City of Cincinnati NEST anticipates beginning development within the next couple of months, beginning with the 3 Fergus Street homes. Through grant funding from BB&T NEST has hired local architect Alice Emmons to help establish guidelines for development of visitable homes.

NEST, formerly recognized as CNCURC, is a 501 © 3, non-profit. When planning your end of the year contributions please consider adding NEST to your list. Your charitable gift to NEST is 100% tax deductible, stays in Northside, and guarantees continued development of affordable, energy efficient and sustainable homes in our community. When planning your end of the year contributions please consider adding NEST to your list. Your charitable gift to NEST is 100% tax deductible, stays in Northside, and guarantees continued development of affordable, energy efficient and sustainable homes in our community. To make a donation please make checks payable to NEST and send to: NEST 4129 Georgia Avenue Cincinnati, OH 45223

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STEFANIE SUNDERLAND
For further information regarding NEST projects please contact Stefanie Sunderland at 542-4709 or by email at ssunderland_2848@fuse.net.

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