Legal Aid Named 2018 Affordable Housing Advocate

JUNE 7, 2018

The Alms Hill Residents’ Association, the Greater Cincinnati Coalition for the Homeless, and Legal Aid Society were named 2018 Affordable Housing Advocates. They were honored at the June 5 Affordable Housing Advocates(AHA) annual meeting. John Schrider, Director, Legal Aid Society of Southwest Ohio, LLC accepted the award on Legal Aid’s behalf from Patricia Garry, President of AHA.

The Alms Residents’ Association shared their powerful story of working with the Legal Aid Society and the Homeless Coalition to file a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Their victory in federal court resulted in saving Section 8 housing vouchers for the 200 unit Alms Hill Apartments. “If I didn’t have my apartment, I don’t know where I’d be or what I’d be doing,” stated one resident. “Thank you, Legal Aid and the Homeless Coalition for helping us.”

John Schrider commented, “Legal Aid is committed to preserving and helping increase affordable housing in Greater Cincinnati. The residents at Alms stood up for their rights and they were heard. It was an honor for our attorneys to assist them.”

Photo on right: Patricia Garry, Josh Spring, and John Schrider.

The Alms Residents’ Association