Cincinnati Launches Latest Neighborhood Enhancement Program in Camp Washington & South Cumminsville


(March 1, 2019) Cincinnati officials on Friday launched its annual Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP), and this year it will focus on Camp Washington and South Cumminsville.

The city brings many services to the communities for a period of 90 days with a focus on code enforcement, blight removal and cooling crime hotspots.

Joe Gorman is the executive director of the Camp Washington Community Board. He says the NEP program is a good public/private partnership.

“The residents and business people in Camp Washington have built the civic infrastructure needed for the city to come in with their powerful resources and do some very good things in the neighborhood,” Gorman said.

Marilyn Evans is the president of the South Cumminsville Community Council. She thanked city officials for selecting the neighborhood for the program.

“We want to beautify our community,” Evans said. “There’s no sense of putting new houses in and rehabbing if the rest of us don’t join in and clean up our community.”

Also on Friday, Working in Neighborhoods – with the help of several local banks – broke ground for the Net Zero Urban Village. It will be a high-efficiency affordable housing development in South Cumminsville.

(To read or hear the story from WVXU, click here.)


Ninth Annual Golf Outing a Big Success –
Please Join Us for the Tenth Annual Golf Outing on May 13, 2019

All proceeds of the golf outing go to improving the housing stock in Camp Washington through the Camp Washington Community Board development corporation, which was established in 1975.

For 28 years, Camp Washington Community Board has relied on its income from our Mad Max Bingo to pay for staff and the renovation of 52 homes which were in turn sold to owner occupants.  The Jack Casino has cut our profit by 50%.  The proceeds from this golf outing help us fill that gap. THANK YOU!!!

For more information, please contact James Heller-Jackson at 513-256-8908 or

Board Completes 52nd House Renovation and Sale

Joseph T. Gorman • Community Organizer

CWCB has finished its 52nd single-family home renovation and sale. Very exciting project, as we saved a building that was in horrible condition.


We finished the renovation and sale in July 2014 of a house we got from the Hamilton County Land Bank (Pictured below). This was our 51st house completed house. The Camp Washington Community Board has invested over $8 million in residential development since 1975.


Demolition of 1222-24 Bates

Due to several administrative snafus with the City, the vacant eyesore nestled among the twelves houses the Board has renovated on Bates has finally been demolished. As do many of the houses on the north side of Bastes, 1222 Bates sits in front of the former Cincinnati Workhouse wall. One of our ongoing issues is to keep Bates Alley cleaned of debris, overgrown weeds, and litter. Notice the big trees in the backyard!

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