Equitable Development Rubric

As our community has continued to struggle against unjust development practices, our education work has increasingly focused on turning community knowledge into tools for organizing and better policy. Our Equitable Development Rubric, and its accompanying framework, offer a foundation for a creative and desperately-needed inclusionary housing policy in Cincinnati. With it, we are educating and strengthening a grassroots push for change at City Hall.

New Zoom trainings coming soon!

Zoning Reform: Will it make Cincinnati more equitable?

As city officials draw attention to potential zoning reforms, this session will share key takeaways from Peaslee’s research and advocacy that help to shed light on how such proposed changes may or may not contribute to equity. There will be time for participant discussion and Q&A. Click one of the dates below to register.

Using the Rubric 101

This session will provide an overview of our Equitable Development Rubric’s grassroots potential to shape development policy, and a look at the step-by-step process by which councils can use it. It will also provide the opportunity for meaningful, small group discussion with participants across various councils. We recommend this session for any residents who are newly learning about the Rubric and/or exploring first action steps for their council.

Did you miss 2022’s educational series on inclusionary housing policy? Check out Parts 1 and 2 here:

The Rubric and Guidebook and Toolkit is now available to provide all the information you need to start using the Rubric within your neighborhood’s community council. The file contains links to download the forms and tools you’ll use in the process. Contact Jenn Arens with any questions.

We have a limited number of hard copies of the guidebook. If you’d like to request copies for a group or meeting, please fill out this form.

The following videos capture some of what we covered in recent trainings:

Video 1 offers an introduction and initial steps to get going

Video 2 covers some deeper, next steps for councils

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