Neighborhood Action Team

The Neighborhood Action Team (NAT) is a group of Lower Price Hill residents organizing to create community leadership opportunities, engage residents in community activities, and lead community-driven initiatives.

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Location
Outerspace
734 State Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45204

Recent Initiatives

Youth Leadership Development
In 2019, a 15-year-old was murdered in the Lower Price Hill neighborhood. Following this tragedy, the media published many stories about how Lower Price Hill was a poor, dangerous neighborhood and how the young people in the neighborhood were a detriment to the community. When talking with teens in the neighborhood, they expressed both outrage at their peer’s death and anger that they were being painted as the villains of the neighborhood. They wanted change, and so through their energy and ideas, Justice League was born. As a cohort of the NAT, Justice League invests in the strengths, ideas, assets, and needs of youth in our community.

Pedestrian Safety
After a child from the neighborhood was struck by a car, NAT members came together with other neighbors to advocate for increased pedestrian safety measures in Lower Price Hill. They created signs, held a public demonstration, and met with members of Cincinnati City Council to raise awareness about reckless driving in and around the neighborhood.

Food Access Advocacy
NAT members organized to campaign for needed food items at the new market on State Avenue. NAT collected community input through surveys and a food event to gather insights on what items we need to have in the store and what price points are accessible to our family budgets. We are happy to report that NAT advocacy efforts worked! The nonprofit-owned Meiser’s Fresh Grocery + Deli opened in 2022 as a social enterprise grocery store offering essential items, fresh foods, and a deli.

Affordable Housing and Economic Development Design
NAT members evaluate proposed development projects, give oversight and guidance to affordable housing developments, and keep community members informed of development projects and proposals.

Developing Resident-Owned Businesses
NAT members are working to engage residents in developing business ideas and advancing resident-owned businesses.

Advocacy for Environmental Remediation
Lower Price Hill faces many challenges with environmental hazards in the soil, air, and in-home contaminants. NAT is working to raise awareness of environmental concerns, seek remediation opportunities, and advocate with agencies and government bodies to protect the local environment for residents.