Scholar House


Cincinnati Union Bethel (CUB) is now accepting applications for those who are interested in residency opportunities at Cincinnati Scholar House. Interested parties can call 513.768.6905 to apply and be added to the wait list, or visit the CUB website to find out more information on the program.


Note: Christ Church Cathedral does not manage the application process. All inquiries should be directed to CUB.


The Cincinnati Scholar House senior staff, from left, Felicia Sullivan, Family Support Services; Raine Moody, Managing Director; and Bev McGalsson, Director of Child Development.

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Scholar House Groundbreaking Part of a Larger Revitalization Initiative in Walnut Hills


The Peebles Corner Historic District in Walnut Hills is taking on a whole new life, thanks in part to Cincinnati Union Bethel (CUB), Christ Church Cathedral and The Model Group. Together, the three organizations are breaking ground for the Cincinnati Scholar House at 939 East McMillan Street.


The Cincinnati Scholar House is an affordable housing community designed to provide a stable living and learning environment for low-income single parents and their dependent children while the parent attends post-secondary classes that will lead to full-time sustainable employment. While the parents are in school, their children will be enriched by an on-site infant to pre-K CUB Early Learning Academy. The overarching goal for the Cincinnati Scholar House is to provide the opportunity for qualifying families to break the cycle of poverty and achieve transformative change through education – two generations at a time.


The Scholar House is the third of five planned phases of the Peebles revitalization project. It is scheduled to open in the summer of 2019. Cincinnati Union Bethel, Christ Church Cathedral and The Model Group have worked closely with the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation, which has led the growth of the phased redevelopment that is both positive and equitable for the neighborhood.


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About Cincinnati Union Bethel

Since 1830, CUB has been fighting poverty and injustice in our city. Programs are united in a common goal to bring about long-term, transformative changes in the lives of vulnerable Cincinnatians. In addition to Cincinnati Scholar House, CUB accomplishes this through:

  • Off the Streets, creating sustainable pathways toward safety, recovery, empowerment, and community reintegration for women who have been involved in trafficking/prostitution and substance abuse.
  • Early Learning Academies, preparing 3-5 year olds for kindergarten by fostering their intellectual, physical, emotional and social development while also supporting their families, 99% of whom are living in poverty.
  • Anna Louise Inn, providing single women with safe and affordable housing since 1909.


About The Model Group

The Model Group is an integrated property development, construction, and management company with a passion for revitalizing urban neighborhoods. Founded in 1978, the Model Group’s mission is to be the leader in transformative real estate solutions through partnership, innovation, sincerity and stewardship.


Cincinnati Scholar House Background

In 2014, Cincinnati Union Bethel and The Model Group invited Christ Church Cathedral to join them in a partnership to develop and operate Cincinnati Scholar House (CSH), an affordable housing community that is modeled on a Kentucky program with a 20-year track record of success.  As the property owners, Cincinnati Union Bethel and The Model Group have a general partnership, with The Model Group providing property management and Cincinnati Union Bethel managing the programming, including the early care and education center. The general partnership is also providing substantial operating guarantees for the property and programming, with the cathedral working with Cincinnati Union Bethel to raise supplemental funds for the operations. Additionally, the cathedral and Cincinnati Union Bethel are forming an advisory board, Friends of Cincinnati Scholar House, to provide oversight of the programming side of CSH and is planning to collaborate in developing a pool of volunteers to enhance the support activities.