Aug 4 2020 City provides rental and utility assistance programs to aid residents impacted by COVID-19
Appointments scheduled using automated system; clients served remotely

Louisville Metro Government reminds residentsabout the availability of rent and utility assistance for income eligible households impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Two programs launched in July to help residents in need of assistance: the Eviction Prevention Program and LIHEAP Summer Cooling.

Jul 22 2020 City, community partners celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Facebook Live Town Hall, #THanksToTheADA social media campaign, and other virtual events
Jul 7 2020 Enrollment now open for LIHEAP Summer Cooling
Applications for Summer Cooling Subsidy and Crisis Components accepted through October 31, 2020
Jul 2 2020 Free electric fans for older adults and disabled individuals starting July 6, 2020

Thanks to the generosity of local businesses, community organizations, and residents, hundreds of electric fans have been collected to provide heat relief for older adults and people with disabilities. 

The Fan Fair giveaway qualifications and guidelines are as follows:

Jun 12 2020 City joins Age-Friendly Louisville to raises awareness for World Elder Abuse Day on June 15
Community members invited to wear purple

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is Monday, June 15, 2020.  This annual day of awareness calls attention to a growing population of elderly people and some of the abuses they face.  Elder abuse can take different forms: physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.

Jun 5 2020 City’s HUD CARES Act supplemental COVID-19 Grant applications being accepted

CDBG-CV, ESG-CV, HOPWA-CV and FY21 HOPWA carryforward grants included

Jun 4 2020 City announces latest round of Louisville Metro Council COVID-19 grants

The Louisville Metro Council COVID-19 Relief Fund has identified seven more nonprofit organizations to receive funding to help further their work providing critical support to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Metro Council voted to establish the $2.7 million emergency assistance package in mid-March with the goal of supplementing relief organizations experiencing an incremental surge in demand for services from persons impacted by the pandemic.

May 12 2020 NorthWest Neighborhood Place temporarily relocates to the Nia Center
All Neighborhood Place sites remain closed to the public; clients being served remotely

The relocation is due to the renovations taking place at the Academy of Shawnee where NorthWest Neighborhood Place is housed.  Renovation work ramped up in early April and is anticipated to be completed by August 2021, with Neighborhood Place likely returning before that date once that section of the building is opened.

May 5 2020 Enrollment now open for Spring LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program)
New spring enrollment period added in response to COVID-19 crisis
Apr 28 2020 City receives $50,000 donation to deliver food to elderly residents during COVID-19 pandemic
Up to 500 additional seniors will receive home delivered meals 

Louisville Metro Government has received $50,000 from The Bufford Family Foundation to deliver food to homebound seniors amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Apr 24 2020 Agencies urged to apply for Louisville Metro Council COVID-19 Relief Fund
Current FY20 External Agency Fund (EAF) recipients and existing Louisville Metro programs may seek relief funding

 

Apr 14 2020 Local agencies help residents expedite receipt of federal economic stimulus payments

Free tax filing services and safe, affordable banking resources

 

Apr 3 2020 City’s March for Meals ends; more than 83,000 meals distributed

Focus shifts to more vulnerable seniors

 

LOUISVILLE, KY (April 3, 2020) – As of today, the Metro March for Meals, the meals pick-up program for seniors 60 year and older that began in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in Louisville, has ended.

Mar 31 2020 LIHEAP funding deadline extended to April 30

Qualifying residents can get assistance with energy bills

 

Mar 25 2020 City's Senior Nutrition program hands out over 26,000 meals in first week

New Thursday pickup sites announced

 

Over 26,000 meals were distributed during the first week of Louisville Metro March for Meals, the meals pickup program for seniors 60 years or older. Nearly 5,300 seniors received a meal pack containing five frozen meals at one of now seven rolling pickup locations across the community.