Our 2022 objectives

Affordable Housing / Displacement / Homelessness

  • Advocate for Housing Trust Funds in local jurisdictions with policy makers.
  • Advocate for long-term funding for affordable housing from a range of city options: taxes, fees, short-term rentals, tax abatements, scooters, etc.
  • Educate judicatories and the broader community on the absence of affordable housing through current data and stories.
  • Listen to people who are displaced and learn what real estate, development or government policies that can lead to displacement.
  • Advocate for policies that prevent displacement and partner with organizations on issues of displacement.
  • Learn about types of housing that may be used in a strategy to increase affordable units for individuals and families.
  • Advocate for administrative processes, rules and policies that lessen housing barriers for foster children aging out of the system and returning citizens with a criminal record.
  • Educate judicatories and congregations, who may be interested in hosting or acting as a resource to Found House Interfaith Housing Network homeless families.
  • Send representatives and continue active membership in Affordable Housing Advocates.
Check out our housing principles

Community-Police Relations / Justice Reform

  • Listen and learn through people’s stories about their experience with the criminal justice system.
  • Inform judicatory delegates about local court processes and jail detainment procedures.
  • Inform judicatory delegates about the Collaborative Refresh process.
  • Advocate for implementation of the Collaborative Refresh recommendations.
  • Advocate for changes in Hamilton County bail and jury selection processes.
  • Advocate that more case investigators be hired for Citizen Complaint Authority Division, City of Cincinnati; and funding for policy analysis and development.
  • Advocate for public policy initiatives that reduce the local and state prison population.
  • Send representative to University of Cincinnati Community Compliance Council, the City Manager Advisory Group for Collaborative Agreement goals and Refresh Recommendations; and to Southwest Region Workforce Investment Board.
  • Inform and advocate for use of the MARCC Photo I.D. Card and Services.
  • Send representatives and train volunteers to participate in the Court Watch Project and become more knowledgeable about the local judicial process.
MARCC Photo ID Card and Services
Check out our CourtWatch Report

Want to know more? Browse our Advocacy Archives for more MARCC history.

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