Community Stories

Help the Washing Well win $25,000!

In July, Community Matters, alongside 2,000 other non-profits from across the nation, applied to the State Farm Neighborhood Assist® grant program. We are excited to announce that the Washing Well laundromat has been selected as one of 200 finalists. If awarded, this $25,000 grant wil
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Exciting News that Strengthens Our Work

Effective July 13th, 2020, Community Matters, the dynamic, place-based nonprofit that works closely with neighbors in the Lower Price Hill community, has acquired fellow Price Hill-area nonprofit, Healthy Homes Block by Block. Since 2013, Healthy Homes has worked to activate a network
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It Matters More Than Ever

The importance of community has never been more evident than during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a time of uncertainty and fear, we turn toward our community for support and connection. Neighbors across the country have come up with creative ways to stay connected while physical distanci
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Residents Leading the Way

Click below to download our latest Annual Report to learn more about the initiatives that our neighbors are leading in Lower Price Hill!
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Where You Live Matters

A close-up picture of the face of Lower Price Hill Community Council President, Cynthia Ford, as she is being interviewed by WCPO news.
WCPO ABC-9 visited Lower Price Hill yesterday to interview Community Council President, Cynthia Ford, and our Executive Director, Mary Delaney, about a recent report from the Cincinnati Health Department, which states that our community of Lower Price Hill has the lowest average life
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Kimmi’s Story: A Follow-up

Two years ago, WCPO featured a story on life-long Lower Price Hill resident, Kimmi Washburn. The story talked about Kimmi’s journey as a young mom who worked hard to graduate at the top of her class from Oyler School, obtain her associate’s degree, and find meaningful work
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LPH Thrives: Kimmi, Brandon & Haylee

Vibrant, affordable housing is critical for the Lower Price Hill community. Learn more about Kimmi’s commitment to living in Lower Price Hill and how Community Matters continues to work with her family to build a thriving community. Special thanks to our partners and neighbors a
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Thriving Together

Growing up, I was a statistic. I was a number that people talked about to show I fit into a “needy” category. I was a low-income, pregnant 16-year-old in a bad living situation who had lost her father and support system. I was not sure where I would end up, but I knew I wanted to crea
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Investment at Our Doorstep

Read our full 2017-2018 Annual Report here. Over the past several years, we have talked a lot about poverty in Cincinnati, with new studies highlighting the deep disparities in our city. In Lower Price Hill, we were not surprised by the findings: poverty governs our daily lives. It ha
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