Kinda Tiny House Project: 2016 – present
NEST celebrated 11 years of redevelopment in Northside and announced the Kinda
Tiny House Project.
Why “Kinda Tiny?” The KTH Project gives new life to smaller, historic, homes in Northside.
These 1,000 square foot (or smaller) homes are aimed at increasing housing diversity while addressing affordability. A KTH is ideal for first-time homebuyers or those looking to age in place.
NEST KTHs are energy efficient. We strive for “visitability”— that is, accessibility to people who use wheelchairs or walkers. They are:
- Visitable – This is the first “visitable” home sponsored by the City of Cincinnati in collaboration with NEST. This means it can be easily lived in or visited by people who have trouble with steps
- Preservation – These projects make way for the preservation of small homes often overlooked throughout Northside’s historic housing stock
NEST Egg Homebuyers Initiative: 2019 – present
NEST Egg is financial support for homebuyers at or below 80% Area Median Income.
Why “NEST Egg?” NEST wants to open the door to homeownership and preserve Northside’s diverse population.
This initiative leverages grants and philanthropic donations to provide soft second mortgages to homebuyers, bringing the goal of homeownership within reach. Learn more about the program and meet our first NEST Egg recipient here!
NEST Egg applicants must:
- Provide proof of income at or below 80% of Area Median Income
- Be purchasing a NEST home for owner-occupancy
- Remain in the home as an owner-occupant for 10 years