City begins Housing Needs Assessment with public meetings
The Louisville Metro Office of Housing & Community Development and Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund, in partnership with consultants Mullin & Lonergan Associates Incorporated, are leading an effort to develop a Housing Needs Assessment for Louisville.
The Housing Needs Assessment will look at the current housing stock and the community’s future needs, including both short and long-term projections for the next 20 years in five year increments. Once completed, the Assessment will serve as a guide for Louisville policy makers and housing partners, both private and non-profit. The Assessment is anticipated to be completed in fall 2018.
The Housing Needs Assessment will:
- Examine demographic and housing market trends
- Determine the supply and demand for housing types at various income levels across market areas
- Identify areas of opportunity across Louisville’s neighborhoods, particularly in linking housing to job centers
- Provide implementation strategies to enhance the quality of housing and neighborhoods; and
- Provide a methodology that will allow Louisville Metro to update data on an annual basis using U.S. Census and other readily available sources.
Three public meetings will be held to discuss the Housing Needs Assessment:
- May 23 from 2-4 p.m. at the Edison Center (701 W. Ormsby)
- May 23 from 6-8 p.m. at the South Central Regional Library (7300 Jefferson Boulevard)
- May 24 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the Middletown Firehouse (108 Urton Lane)
All Louisville residents are also asked to complete a housing survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LouisvilleResidentSurvey, whether they can attend a public meeting or not. The survey takes less than 10 minutes to complete and will be available until May 31.
For more information on the Housing Needs Assessment, please visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/housing-community-development.