People United for Self Help

P.O. Box 392

Oxford, Ohio 45056

(513) 523-5859


Unknown to many people in the Oxford area, there is a significant population that cannot afford what most of us consider the basic necessities of a home, including: running water, working toilets, and heat.

The U.S. Census assigns poverty based on the size of the family and the age of family members. Therefore, to be considered ABOVE poverty, a family of two need only make $12,982.

Apply for Aid

If you are a low-income homeowner living within the Talawanda School District (see map), you may be eligible for assistance with emergency or critical repairs to your home.

You MUST provide proof of homeownership with application.

To apply for aid please fill out application and SUBMIT to Oxford Family Resource Center at 5445 College Corner Pike, Oxford, Ohio or MAIL to PUSH.

Donate to PUSH

Help Oxford residents retain their dignity and maintain sanitary living conditions by donating to PUSH, a 501(c)(3) corporation.

All donations are tax deductible.

Types of Projects We Fund


  • PUSH was founded in 1969 by a small group of community members when the City of Oxford annexed the area North of Sycamore St.
  • Low income property owbers in the area were required to upgrade their homes, but lacked the means to do so.
  • PUSH collected donations and offered interest free loans to help bring their homes into compliance.
  • Since 1969 PUSH has been following the original goal of helping people stay in their homes by funding projects such as installing new furnaces, hot water heaters, roofs, and plumbing fixtures.