Our Work

Since 1978, WIN’s work has supported our mission to empower people to make informed choices for themselves and their neighborhoods through Community Building, Home Ownership, and Economic Learning.

Community Building


Leadership Training: WIN trains neighborhood residents to become local leaders and organize their neighbors to improve their communities.

Technical Assistance and Community Planning: We help individuals gain awareness and understanding of people, resources, and processes to enable them to network together to develop a common vision for their community and affect positive change.

Youth Programs: WIN partners with the South Cumminsville community to support a number of programs and events for the neighborhood’s children and teens, including an Afterschool program, a ten-week youth summer camp, holiday events, and field trips. 

Home Ownership

Housing Development: WIN revitalizes and brings stability to neighborhoods by building new housing and rehabbing existing homes for first-time home buyers. So far, WIN has built or renovated more than 160 owner-occupied housing units in Greater Cincinnati, increasing surrounding home values by as much as 25 percent. We currently develop homes in three Cincinnati neighborhoods: South Cumminsville, Northside, and College Hill.

Economic Learning 


Homebuyer Classes: WIN prepares families for homeownership, teaching people how to purchase, maintain and protect their investment in their homes through homebuyer classes,  individual counseling, and WIN’s Homebuyer Clubs.

Financial Stability Workshops: WIN teaches people how they can become financially capable by reducing debt and expenses and developing emergency savings plans.

Energy Education and Conservation: WIN is a leader in energy efficient housing development and energy conservation education. WIN educates over 700 low-income Duke Energy customers about saving money on their utility bills.

Housing Counseling Foreclosure Prevention: WIN’s one-on-one Housing Counseling programs have helped people become homeowners and saved over 1,100 homes from foreclosure, protecting nearly $100 million in assets in Greater Cincinnati.

Ohio Benefits Bank: WIN is an Ohio Benefits Bank site, helping people access resources they need for themselves and their families, including health coverage, education, housing, energy assistance programs, and more. We also help eligible tax payers file tax returns for free.