MARCC works hard to improve life for residents of the Greater Cincinnati area by effecting policies that not only increase housing security and personal safety among individuals, families, teens, and children, but that are also sensitive, intentional, and inclusive of race, religious beliefs, gender, and economic disparities. Recently our 14 Judicatories agreed to continue to work on the same two concerns in 2024 as last year: Affordable Housing, Displacement, and Homelessness, and Community Violence Prevention.

When you contribute to the work of MARCC, you help us to remain independent from local government and corporate interest and influence so that we can effectively:

  • ensure advocacy for the safety and legal protection of immigrants, refugees, returning citizens, and other vulnerable populations through the MARCC PHOTO ID CARD.

  • support fair treatment in our local judicial system by sending representatives to observe in Hamilton County Municipal, Common Pleas, and Juvenile Court Rooms.

  • invest in the capacity to listen to, learn from, and inform MARCC judicatories, congregations, communities, institutions, and local decision-makers about hate incidents through proven interventions.

  • forge pathways to a more open metropolitan area—an area with housing opportunities for people of color, those on the verge of losing their housing, and others who need more affordable housing–by informing and advocating for local policies and dedicated public dollars for the Cincinnati Affordable Housing Trust Fund and affordable housing efforts by Hamilton County.

Please make a financial gift by December 31, 2023 to help us reach our Fall Fund Drive goal of $20,000.

Click the “Donate” button at the top or bottom of our homepage. Thank you so much!

marcc Fall planning conference

The delegates’ Conference was held on November 16, 2023

Results of their ranking of social concern priorities for 2024 are available below

october 2023 Delegates Council Meeting

Delegates Council Meeting was held on October 11, 2023

The presentation regarding Issue 24 (Affordable Housing) on the November Ballot for Hamilton County is available for download

MARCC Annual Meeting 2023

Our Annual Meeting was held on March 2, 2023

A video of the event is available below

“To forego the luxury of separate ways when a common path can be found.”

Call to action

MARCC seeks local resolutions informed by the community to improve social concerns that impact the Cincinnati metropolitan area such as housing, displacement, and homelessness; builds better relationships between the community and police and justice reform; and other issues that relate to improving equal access basic to a thriving metropolitan region. At times, we call on the larger public beyond our network of judicatories and delegates to participate in campaigns, events, and other opportunities. Connect with us through our monthly electronic newsletter and visit often to see what’s new.

Our Social Concerns

Justice. Advocacy. Transformation.

Recent Projects

Our organizing efforts improve life for vulnerable residents of Cincinnati. We target policy initiatives that impact housing, healthcare, community-police relations, immigration, and justice reform.


Cairns like the stacked rocks have been used for centuries as landmarks to guide travelers. To see a cairn indicates a common path across an uncertain landscape.  You’re invited to walk the journey with us.