The CDC was invited to assist Cincinnati Habitat for Humanity and the UC Center for Community Engagement to design and implement an innovative new housing model. The CDC organized a competion among UC Architecture and Interior Design students to design a new Habitat for Humanity model that promotes innovative design and strategies for accessibility and sustainability in affordable single family housing. The design proposals focus of the following criteria:
The site for two of these models is located at 3253 Wolseley Lane in Avondale. The new model was intended to set a precedent for other Habitat affiliates around the nation.The CDC worked with student competition winners to create construction documents. The UC Center for Community Engagment facilited student volunteers for the build project.
After the UC Habitat house was contructed, the CDC completed a forensic report, evaluating the success of the completed house in terms of AFFORDABILITY, CONSTRUCTABILITY, and SUSTAINABILITY.