Voters Reject Cincinnati's Affordable Housing Ballot Issue

A charter amendment that would have guaranteed funding for the Cincinnati Housing trust Fund was soundly defeated by voters in a citywide election last week.

May 6, 2021, 11:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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"Voters on Tuesday rejected Issue 3, a charter amendment designed to force city leaders to provide additional housing for Cincinnati’s low-income residents," reports Lucy May.

Issue 3 was soundly rejected: 73 percent of voters said no.

According to a separate article by Mariel Carbone and Kristien Swilley, proponents of Issue 3 put a positive spin on the defeat, saying the campaign raised the profile of the issues of affordable housing in the city.

Additional news coverage on the vote focuses on the union opposition to Issue 3.

Previous Planetizen coverage of Issue 3.

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