• Sun. Jun 4th, 2023

By Cincinnati Herald Staff

Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority completes preservation of Walnut Hills affordable housing

The exterior of Park Eden showcases the mural by Taron Jordan.

The preservation of Park Eden, located in Walnut Hills, is complete. Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority celebrated the transformation with a Grand Reopening August 16 at 2610 Park Avenue.

CMHA CEO Gregory D. Johnson (right) greets African American Chamber members Greg Parker and Briston Mitchell (center).

The renovation of Park Eden includes 176 modernized units, new and efficient building systems and a beautiful mural created in partnership with ArtWorks. All completed preservation of CMHA’s affordable housing adds up to over $100 million to date.

Kristen Baker, Executive Director of LISC, speaks on the importance of affordable housing.

Chief Executive Officer Gregory D. Johnson said, “The redevelopment of Park Eden generated close to $36 million. Preserving affordable housing is the key to so many other avenues to our community’s success. The preservation Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority completed at Park Eden helped stabilize the community, created living wage jobs and provided some of the community’s most vulnerable people with not only quality affordable housing but a sense of pride.”

Pete Metz of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber congratulates the partners in the Park Eden renovation.

CMHA held a grand opening for the 176 renovated units of Park Eden in Walnut Hills. Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority CEO Gregory D. Johnson said CMHA has built 250 new units of affordable housing in the past few years, renovated 600 units, and is in the process of renovating many more.

Mayor Aftab Pureval praised CMHA for positive strides in increasing affordable housing. Pictured with him is CMHA board member, Attorney Geri Hernandez.

Mayor Aftab Pureval, State Rep. Catherine Ingram, and Hamilton County Commissioner Denise Driehaus complimented Johnson and CMHA in the work they’re doing to increase affordable housing and make it beautiful, safe, and healthy.