Who is NEST?

Born of grassroots passion mixed with professional wisdom, NEST has brought a clear vision for the redevelopment of the Northside community since our inception in 2005. Through renovation, new construction and partnerships with qualified owners, NEST has facilitated the sale or transfer of 39 homes and/or lots. More than half of these parcels were income restricted and all were related to homeownership efforts in the neighborhood.

MISSION: To ensure Northside thrives as a vibrant and sustainable community by preserving, improving and creating the neighborhood’s built environment

Read Northside’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan.

FOCUS: Began by working to revitalize residential housing stock, now working on both residential and commercial development with a focus on affordable housing and business district revitalization

BUDGET: NEST is a 501(c)3 that operates on a budget of $100,000 to $200,000 yearly

SUPPORT: Primary support funding comes from City of Cincinnati via Homebase and philanthropic support + donations

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