U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) attended a forum Oct. 22 with African American Ministers at the New Friendship Baptist Church in Cincinnati. Brown was joined by Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray. New Friendship pastor Rev. H.L. Harvey hosted the forum, which focused on education, healthcare, housing, the economy, and other issues important to Southwest Ohio.
“From Avondale to the West End, Cincinnati is home to an enduring legacy of African American scholars, civic leaders, and artists,” Brown said. “Meeting with clergy and community leaders helps address the needs of these storied communities. We discussed ways in which we can jointly move forward our mission of strengthening the economy, providing affordable housing and foreclosure prevention, while also bolstering educational opportunities in our state.”
Brown recently announced that the city of Cincinnati was awarded a $2.4 million Community Challenge Planning Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The funds will help update zoning codes, building codes, and other city development regulations to attract small businesses and improve neighborhoods throughout Cincinnati.
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