My Dream For Lou: Quality Housing

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In advance of the summit, some registrants participated in a photovoice process. The photovoice process revealed 4 themes which were the focus of the issue area groups on Friday of the summit. Each of the issue area groups were provided an issue area overview brief, relevant photovoice images and their respective narratives, and other related resources were made available. You can find the resources for the Quality Housing issue area below. 

Quality Housing

What can be done to ensure quality living conditions for all people living in Louisville? This theme arises out of photovoice narratives which discussed a desire for neighborhoods and housing complexes that were both socioeconomically and culturally diverse. Additionally, this thematic area addresses concerns about the quality of the housing in our community, referring to both the upkeep of properties and the affordability of rent and mortgages. Finally, these narratives brought attention to neighborhoods in our city whose changes displaced longtime residents, naming their experience as a result of gentrification.  


  1. My Dream For Lou Quality Housing issue area brief
  2. Photovoice narratives: Quality Housing

These additional resources were provided to participants in their issue area rooms during the summit: 

  1. Cornerstone 2020 

  2. The Fair Housing Handbook (Kentucky Commission on Human Rights) 

  3. Making Louisville Home for Us All: A 20 Year Action Plan for Fair Housing 

  4. 2015 State of Metropolitan Housing Report (Metropolitan Housing Coalition) 

  5. 2016 Housing Development Toolkit (The White House) 

  6. Louisville Jefferson County Zoning Map 

  7. Louisville Gentrification Map 

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