Cincinnati Scholar House Receives 2021 LEED Homes Award for Outstanding Affordable Project

July 19, 2021

The U.S Green Building Council (USGBC) selected Cincinnati Scholar House as a recipient of a 2021 LEED Homes Award for Outstanding Affordable Project. Model Property Development, Preservation of Affordable Housing (POAH), and Cincinnati Union Bethel teamed up to develop the Cincinnati Scholar House, a proven unique transitional-living program that equips low-income single parents with the support needed to complete a post-secondary degree to improve work opportunities. The Cincinnati Scholar House is home for student parents enrolled in full-time coursework at an affiliated post-secondary educational institution. As part of the program, residents’ children receive on-site early care and education while the parent is in class. Cincinnati Scholar House provides 44 two-and three-bedroom homes in a five-story building located in the Walnut Hills neighborhood close to downtown Cincinnati. The large residential units feature open floor plans, fully equipped kitchens, washer/dryers, and dishwashers. Cincinnati Scholar House also includes 5 classrooms for childhood development, two multipurpose classrooms, a 3,884 square foot playground, a computer lab, fitness center, and a conference room. Cincinnati Union Bethel provides supportive services to residents, including child care and education and adult support programs.

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