HomeStart’s Renew Collaborative

Launched 2022

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HomeStart’s Renew Collaborative is a disruptive social innovation built on a simple and compelling fact:  the expense of  a property owner executing a non-payment eviction is three to five times more costly than the expense of stopping the eviction and preserving the tenancy. The cost-benefit of eviction prevention is so compelling that property owners can actually save money by financially supporting eviction prevention programs like HomeStart’s Renew Collaborative.

GreenLight launched the Renew Collaborative in Cincinnati to address the trauma, disrupted employment, and detrimental effects on children’s education, well-being and mental health occurring as a result of evictions in Hamilton County. The Renew Collaborative is being implemented by United Way of Greater Cincinnati to keep families housed at Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority (CMHA), preventing eviction by creating household financial blueprints, providing rental assistance, case management and 12 months of post-crisis stabilization services.

The HomeStart intervention makes a long-term impact on at-risk households’ housing stability. In other program locations, after 48 months, 87% of program participants have maintained housing stability and 95% have avoided eviction due to non-payment.

Over four years, the Renew Collaborative will scale up to preserve tenancies in 300 households in CMHA while also exploring expansion with other large-scale property owners. It is anticipated that a minimum of 90% of families will retain their housing after three years due to the Renew Collaborative’s ongoing support services for renters who face eviction.

  • Executive Director
    Matt Pritchard
  • Eviction Prevention Coordinator, United Way of Greater Cincinnati
    Jason Polland
  • National Headquarters
    Boston, MA
  • Email Contact
  • Website

HomeStart’s Renew Collaborative. Preventing Evictions. Strengthening Homes.

HomeStart’s Renew Collaborative Local Goals


individuals reached in the first year


of eligible public housing residents facing non-payment rent eviction to remain housed after year one and maintain no eviction after three years

Left to right: Gregory D. Johnson, CEO, Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority; Clare Zlatic Blankemeyer, Former GreenLight Cincinnati ED; Aftab Pureval, Mayor of Cincinnati; Lashonda Raines, GreenLight Community Consultant; Kelly Mulligan, Deputy Director, HomeStart Renew Collaborative; Maggie Howard, Director of Program Design & Evaluation, HomeStart Renew Collaborative; Moira Weir, President & CEO, United Way of Greater Cincinnati; Pavan Parikh, Hamilton County Clerk of Courts

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