Over-The-Rhine Community Housing

Name of Non-Profit Organization *
Over-the-Rhine Community Housing
Today’s Date: * Friday, October 7, 2022
Organization’s website https://otrch.org/
EIN / 501(C)(3)Number *
What year did your organization receive it’s non-profit status? *
Address *

114 W. 14th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
United States
County *
United States of America
Your Name * Sydne Blackburn
Your Title *
Fund Development Assistant
Your email address * sblackburn@otrch.org
Your Phone Number (513) 381-1171
Executive Director’s Name *
Mary Burke-Rivers
Executive Director’s email address * mburke@otrch.org
What is the mission of your organization?
Over-the-Rhine Community Housing (OTRCH) is a nonprofit community development organization that develops and manages resident-centered affordable housing to build inclusive community and benefit low-income residents. We envision a future where quality stable housing is available for all in a socially, racially, and economically inclusive community.
Which social causes (up to 3 choices) does your agency address through its programming? *
  • (3) Children
  • (7) Equality & Social Justice
  • (10) Life Skills
Any comments about your selections you would like to share with the student philanthropists?
Over-the-Rhine Community Housing (OTRCH) was born in 2006 out of a merger between ReSTOC (est.1978) and Over-the-Rhine Housing Network (OTRHN, est.1988). ReSTOC was a low-income housing cooperative that provided sustainable, quality housing for tenants below the poverty line. Governed by a board of trustees comprised of OTR residents, OTRHN revitalized OTR by developing high quality affordable housing. Our combined organization embodies the strengths of both organizations.

We provide Property Development, Property Management, Resident Services and Tenant Advocacy that enable the vibrant, diverse community we enjoy today. OTRCH has improved the social and economic climate of the community by providing a vital resource for low-income residents in the prevention of homelessness and unsafe housing; and offering supportive services to help residents achieve stability. We serve a diverse community of residents, including seniors, low-income families, individuals with disabilities and those struggling with addiction and recovery. On average residents earn less than 40% of area median income. OTRCH currently owns over 102 affordable housing buildings; has developed 500 units of affordable housing; and currently serves 751 low-income residents. We have also expanded our work to Lower Price Hill, the West End and Downtown.

Does your organization have volunteer opportunities available for students? *
Yes, Grades 9 – 12
List possible volunteer opportunities -or- a link to where they can be found on the web.