Speaker Details: Robert Bell

Robert Bell

Economic Inclusion Coordinator, Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority


Robert served at United Way of Greater Cincinnati in a variety of staff and management positions over a 20 year period. While there, he implemented a nationally recognized Board Leadership Training Program for African Americans called “Project Blueprint”, in which over 300 Cincinnatians graduated and was instrumental in helping Cincinnati win the National United Way of America’s Diversity Award. In his currently role with Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority, Robert ensures local compliance with Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Section 3 legislation to help low-income participants move out of poverty by providing employment, job readiness training, coaching and support. His inclusion program at CMHA, “Building for the Future,” was recently named a “National Best Practice” by HUD.