HSC held its End of the Year Celebration this week at Myrtle’s Punch House in Walnut Hills, capping off a successful policy year and celebrating 10 new members in 2017, bringing its total membership to 50 agencies. Among the 2017 policy successes HSC celebrated:
- Approval of all 3 county levies – Mental Health, Indigent Care and Senior Services- by healthy margins, resulting in approximately $100M per year in funding that supports critical services for low-income residents and seniors.
- An increase in City human services funding of $350K over the prior year.
- City Council adoption of an ordinance that restores human services funding to 1.5% of the General Funding budget over the next 5 years.
- Positioning of HSC as a critical stakeholder in public transit issues.