This is two in a series of three articles about what we are thankful for this Thanksgiving week.
This July, we were awarded tax credits from the Ohio Housing Finance Agency to renovate and upgrade the housing at the Anna Louise Inn. In fact, the Inn secured the top ranking in the state in its project category. We are grateful that the State recognized the importance of permanent supportive housing in Cincinnati, and we are so grateful for the many people and organizations who wrote letters of support on our behalf.
When the renovation was announced, many of our neighbors went out of their way to tell us how supportive they were of the project. They have told us how glad they are that the Inn will look the same on the outside. Its majestic beauty with its red brick, pillars and windows will remain. The Inn will be renovated while staying in compliance with historic preservation requirements. We are thankful for the many neighbors who reached out to tell us that they are also excited that their neighbors will continue to be the residents of the Anna Louise Inn. One said, I love the diversity of our neighborhood, and the women have always been such good neighbors.
We are so grateful too that we can improve our home and continue to offer our clients the quiet, safety and beauty of Lytle Park. This has been our home for 101 years. 101 years. That is quite a legacy. And we know the Taft family who donated the land and seed money for the Anna Louise Inn (named after Anna Louise Taft) would be pleased that we have continued the same mission to provide safe and affordable housing for women.
Thank you to our neighbors and the many Cincinnatians who have supported us during this exciting journey!