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Lucas Metropolitan Housing and United Way of Greater Toledo to Host Press Conference Announcing the 2022 Thumbs Up Initiative


Lucas Metropolitan Housing (LMH), United Way of Greater Toledo and sponsoring organizations will be announcing details of the Thumbs Up Initiative. This year, twelve LMH community sites will be involved in the project and residents and community members are encouraged to join the initiative. Once all of the beautification projects have been completed, each site will be judged and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be announced. Dorrell Manor won first place last year.


  • Kattie Bond, Lucas Metropolitan Housing, senior vice president of operations and community development
  • Joaquin Cintrón Vega, Lucas Metropolitan Housing, president and CEO
  • Wendy Pestrue, United Way of Greater Toledo, president & CEO
  • Calvin and Christine Sweeney, The Tabernacle, head pastors


LMH - Robert Dorrell Manor

5836 Southwyck Boulevard

Toledo, OH 43614


Thursday, April 28

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Interviews available immediately after the press conference

*Past video footage 

About Lucas Metropolitan Housing

Established in 1933, Lucas Metropolitan Housing (LMH) continues to provide affordable housing to adults, seniors and children in its Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher, Mixed-Income and Market Rate housing units. LMH also provides a myriad of programs and opportunities designed to improve the total quality of life for our residents, with the ultimate goal of achieving self-sufficiency. The programs and services are the results of successful collaborations with numerous community partners.

Our current housing portfolio consists of 2,633 Public Housing units; 4,657 Housing Choice Vouchers; 322 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit units; 198 Market Rate units and 107 Homeownership Properties. There are approximately 17,500 people who reside in LMH properties. Lucas Metropolitan Housing partners with ALL people and organizations willing to exchange ideas and efforts to enhance Toledo, Lucas County and the world.

About United Way of Greater Toledo  

For over 100 years, United Way has been driving change in our community. Every day, individuals struggle with hard to ignore obstacles: Hunger. Homelessness. Addiction. Unemployment. United Way offers hope by finding solutions to surround our most critical problems. Our community wins when we LIVE UNITED®. We achieve this by forging unlikely partnerships, finding new solutions to old problems, mobilizing the best resources, and by inspiring individuals to join the fight against our most daunting social crises.