LPH Thrives works to invest in the physical assets of our community to build vibrant spaces for residents to live, work, and play. Our key investments include affordable housing, vibrant community spaces, and locally-owned businesses.
Our primary focus is to secure a permanent base of affordable, community-owned housing. We are currently partnering with Habitat for Humanity and Community Learning Center Institute to renovate 10 single-family homes over the next 5 years. This will double the homeownership rate in our community.
We are also partnering with Over-the-Rhine Community Housing to renovate 47, currently vacant units into vibrant, affordable apartments. The Lower Price Hill Thrives project will renovate 11 existing buildings and bring one new building. All the units will be secured as permanently affordable housing.
In the long-term, our goal is to secure 65% of housing in LPH as affordable to families living at or below 80% of the area median income.
Vibrant Community Spaces
LPH Thrives works with neighbors to activate vacant spaces into neighborhood assets. In the past several years, we have renovated our main campus, the Joe Williams Family Center, the Washing Well laundromat, Hatmaker Park and Evans Fields, three community gardens, and a new outdoor play space.
The Sanctuary and Washing Well laundromat both reflect examples of our investment in locally-owned and operated enterprises in the community. As the Lower Price Hill Thrives project is completed, three additional new storefront businesses will take shape.