Community Building Institute and Property Advisors Present Norwood Housing Strategy

November 10, 2008


Everyone is encouraged to attend the presentation of the Norwood Housing Strategy on Thursday, November 13 at 7:00 p.m. at Norwood High School in the mini-auditorium.  The Community Building Institute, along with Property Advisors, will be presenting the preliminary findings on housing research conducted over the past several months.  The team, working with Norwood Mayor Tom Williams and Norwood City Council, has completed a physical conditions survey of all the housing in Norwood. It has conducted over 20 interviews with Norwood residents, realtors and property owners and business owners about their thoughts on the housing market.  Market research has been done on property values, foreclosures, sales activity and other relevant housing information. 
The meeting is intended to present this information and, most important, get the community’s feedback and comments.  Based on that input, a set of recommendations will be developed about how best to accomplish the goals of the community for housing in the next several years.  This work should be completed by the end of the year for the community’s consideration.
The Community Building Institute is a partnership between Xavier University and the United Way of Greater Cincinnati. The CBI team is a diverse group of community-building professionals from Greater Cincinnati with extensive grassroots experience in a wide range of areas including community planning, community organizing, public policy, media relations, government administration, nonprofit administration, geographic information systems, corporate philanthropy, community relations, programs for the disabled and home ownership.