American Hollow is a 1999 documentary that follows the Bowling family in Perry County, KY. It highlights ongoing issues that Appalachian and urban Appalachian communities still face to this day like generational poverty, job scarcity, domestic violence and more. Erinn Sweet takes a deep dive into some of the motifs presented in the film, including struggles young Appalachians face with leaving their hometowns and hollers to seek different opportunities in the city (particularly Cincinnati).

Plus, an update from Mike Maloney about Lower Price Hill's housing project funding, information about Georgetown Behavioral Hospital's services, and our featured Cultural Resources Directory artist of the week, Dale Farmer.

Update on Thriving Lower Price Hill from Mike Maloney
Thanks to all who wrote to the City Council from Mary Delaney of Community Matters regarding the withdrawal of City funding for this affordable housing project. Various City Council members are collaborating to find the $1,000,000 to match state funding to provide 47 housing units. We will keep you posted on all updates to come. Community Matters has also applied to be a testing site for COVID-19.

A recent article by the Cincinnati Enquirer can be found in the news section below if you would like more information about why the funding was pulled.
'Does not smell right.' This lower Price Hill development was supposed to help low-income people thrive. What happened? - by The Cincinnati Enquirer

Price Hill has been in the ongoing process of setting up an affordable housing project titled "LPH Thrives - Lower Price Hill Thrives." This project would have created 47 affordable apartments in renovated historic buildings. Last week, news broke that the city made a last-minute refusal of $1 million in taxpayer support for the project and potentially killing the project.

Please write to David Mann, Chair of Budget and Finance, or others on the City Council list that you know.  The link to the council list is HERE.



2020 Census Update
Earlier this week the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit denied the government’s request to stop counting operations before October 31st. This means that self-response and Nonresponse Follow-up (NRFU) will continue for the 2020 Census through October 31st. It is not too late to respond!

To help get our lowest responding communities counted, Greater Cincinnati Counts is planning a  Census Day of Action on October 17th from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. They need your help with the literature drop (a socially distanced canvas)! You will be asked to pick up materials at the Clifton Recreation Center (320 McAlpin Street). You will be assigned a neighborhood or can choose to walk your own neighborhood. Each drop will take about 1-2 hours. Please sign up here to participate and share this opportunity with your communities:
Georgetown Behavioral Hospital Services
They are a 46 bed inpatient psychiatric facility that accepts patients with a primary psychiatric diagnosis (Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, etc.). They also accept dual diagnosis and provide active detox as well. They work with medical insurance as well as several commercial insurance companies.

They take patients from all over the country including Wyoming, Michigan, Arkansas, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia. They also offer transportation (for a fee) as well up to four hours one way from their facility which is usually equivalent to 400 miles in one direction. If the individual can’t pay the transportation fee up front they bill the insurance for the transportation. Learn more at
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