Cornerstone Renter Equity was founded in 2001 with the goal of helping low-income, marginalized individuals and families achieve long-term financial stability and better lives.
Today, Cornerstone Renter Equity is the only organization of its kind in Cincinnati, providing affordable housing and unique opportunities that enable people to build equity, increase their savings, and have a voice in their community. This includes one-on-one coaching to identify and meet personal goals, financial literacy classes to improve saving/budgeting/spending practices, community activities to strengthen relationships, and emergency assistance to remove barriers to success. It also includes a matched savings program to support the purchase of a home or vehicle, grow or start a business, pursue education, or build savings.
Located in Over-the-Rhine at the corner of Vine and Green Streets, Cornerstone currently serves 68 households in the area, and aims to reach 100 households over the next year.