Housing Needs Assessment

Louisville’s Office of Housing (formerly the Office of Housing & Community Development) and the Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund (LAHTF) have published a draft Housing Needs Assessment (HNA) that provides the city’s first in-depth analysis of housing stock across Louisville Metro. The assessment was done by Mullin & Lonergan Associates of Pittsburgh at a cost of about $100,000.

The HNA, which will be updated every five years, was conducted to provide current, detailed housing data that helps inform potential strategies that Louisville Metro Government (LMG), the trust fund, for-profit developers and non-profit developers can use to identify potential policies and development and investment strategies to increase housing opportunities for all members of our community.

The HNA examines data within three key spheres:

  1. Health is defined by the financial stability of residents, the quality of housing stock, and the pace and typeof development activity in the housing market within each neighborhood.
  2. Diversity is described by the availability of myriad housing typologies and location preferences that meetthe needs of Louisville’s increasingly diverse residents.
  3. Equity is determined by the accessibility of opportunities for economic mobility within each neighborhood,such as income growth and wealth building.

Click here to read the Executive Summary.

Click here to read the full Housing Needs Assessment in its entirety. 

To view, the 22 market area profiles completed in the Housing Needs Assessment, click on the market areas below. 


Central Bardstown

Central Preston

Central Taylorsville


East Core

East Metro

Floyd's Fork

Iroquois Park

Jefferson County

Jefferson Forest

McNeely Lake

North Floyd

Northeast Core

Northeast Metro

Northwest Core


South-Central Dixie

Southeast Core

Southwest Core


West Core