Sep 4 2020 Mayor announces new leadership and expansion of the city’s Office of Youth Development

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Dr. Aishia Brown has been appointed to be the new Director for the city’s Office of Youth Development (OYD) and Dr. Billie Castle has been appointed as a Special Assistant for Resilience and Community Services (RCS) with a special focus in OYD.

Sep 1 2020 Free financial navigator services help residents deal with financial impact of COVID-19
Bank On Louisville teams up with LHOME to offer guidance by phone
Aug 18 2020 City, community partners celebrate Women’s Equality Day with virtual event on August 22
August 2020 marks 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment establishing women’s right to vote
Aug 11 2020 Mayor Fischer, community partners urge completion of Census by September 30

As Census-takers begin visiting non-responding Louisville households, Mayor Greg Fischer and Municipal Complete Count Committee (MC3) members today urged residents to complete the 2020 Census.

“Census data will influence the federal support Louisville receives for schools, hospitals, roads, public works and more for the next decade, as well as our representation in Congress. It’s essential that every person who calls Louisville home be counted,” Mayor Fischer said.

Aug 7 2020 Mayor urges those in need to apply for more than $21 million in federal eviction prevention assistance

Residents seeking guidance referred to StopMyEviction.org, a one-stop website for eviction prevention resources and services

Mayor Greg Fischer today urged Louisvillians who need help paying rent due to the impact of COVID-19 to apply for assistance through Louisville Metro Government efforts being funded by $21.2 million from the federal CARES Act.  

Aug 7 2020 Mayor urges those in need to apply for more than $21 million in federal eviction prevention assistance

Residents seeking guidance referred to StopMyEviction.org, a one-stop website for eviction prevention resources and services

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 11 2020 City announces first wave of Louisville Metro Council COVID-19 grants

The Louisville Metro Council COVID-19 Relief Fund has identified seven nonprofit organizations for the first round of 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 that are experiencing an incremental surge in demand for services from persons impacted by the pandemic.