Proposed New Development at Oak & Melrose

The Model Group and Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati (IHNGC) are proposing the new construction of 25-30 units on vacant parcels at the corner of Oak and Melrose in Walnut Hills. The building will be designed to be complementary to the existing neighborhood fabric, as a 3-story building with dedicated off-street parking spaces.

The development team includes Model Group as a co-developer and general contractor with IHNGC as codeveloper, owner, property manager, and service provider. The project would be an extension of IHNGC’s mission to provide homeless families emergency shelter and hospitality through interfaith communities and to work with families to retain stable housing. IHNGC is headquartered in Walnut Hills and has enjoyed a good relationship with neighbors. The project would also include some units with rental for families that are seeking affordable housing but are not coming from homelessness.

IHNGC has been providing services since 1991, working side by side with partners from the faith community to meet basic needs while offering professional wraparound services that change lives. IHNGC helps moms, dads, kids, and their pets, move out of homelessness. In addition to shelter, IHNGC provides a full complement of ongoing housing and support programs that keep families permanently housed.

IHNGC has successfully operated Permanent Supportive Housing in a scattered-site model since 2012, including partnership with private property owners in the Walnut Hills neighborhood. The new site-based project will allow IHNGC to expand these successful services while bringing families together in community to achieve lasting stability.

IHNGC and Model are eager to work with Walnut Hills neighbors to offer this affordable housing asset to the community. Please contact Stacey Burge, Executive Director at IHNGC at 513-471-1100, ext. 113 or, or, Andrea Moneypenny at 513-559-5865 or, for more information.

Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati, 990 Nassau St., Cincinnati, OH 45206


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