Jeniece Jones, MPA, JD, became Executive Director at Housing Opportunities Made Equal of Greater Cincinnati(HOME) on July 1, 2015. Before joining HOME, Ms. Jones was the Chief Executive Officer at Community Shares of Greater Cincinnati, a community fund focused on bringing awareness and fundraising to local community organizations working on social justice, economic justice, and environmental issues. Prior to that, Ms. Jones worked as an Ohio attorney dealing with civil matters. As a real estate attorney she is familiar residential and commercial real estate transactions. Having served as a plaintiff’s counsel for hundreds of cases in the 88 Ohio counties, she understands the ongoing issues with the residential real estate market. Ms. Jones is on the Board of Directors for the Cincinnati Affordable Housing Advocates group and is working on bringing a housing trust fund to the Cincinnati market.
Ms. Jones is also an active community volunteer. A key accomplishment is co-chairing of the Cincinnati Human Services Advisory Committee, where she worked under a mayoral appointment to give advice to the City Council on issues of funding human services organizations working to improve the lives of Cincinnatians. Ms. Jones holds a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from West Virginia University, a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Northern Kentucky University, and a Juris Doctorate in Law from Salmon P. Chase College of Law at Northern Kentucky University. Ms. Jones also teaches graduate school in the Northern Kentucky University Masters of Public Administration – Nonprofit Certificate program as an adjunct professor teaching classes in nonprofit law, nonprofit strategic planning and best practices.