Jan 31 2018 Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund Celebrates First Completed Project

Mayor Greg Fischer and Councilwoman Barbara Sexton Smith joined the Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund (LAHTF) as it celebrated a ribbon cutting and open house at its first major project. 

Nov 21 2017 Jeff O’Brien named new Director of Develop Louisville

Mayor Greg Fischer has named Jeff O’Brien as the new director of Develop Louisville, the city’s real estate and community development arm. O’Brien has been with the city since 2013, first as project manager for Vision Louisville then as Deputy Director of the Office of Advanced Planning. O’Brien was named to the position after Director Deborah Bilitski accepted a position as Deputy Director/Vice President of the Waterfront Development Corporation.

Sep 22 2017 Louisville CARES and the Affordable Housing Trust Fund will hold informational meetings for new applications

Louisville Creating Affordable Residences for Economic Success (CARES) and the Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund (LAHTF) will be jointly hosting four informational meetings regarding the upcoming round of funding available for these two sources. This round of funding is comprised of $14.5 million dollars and is designed to provide gap and/or bridge financing to developers building affordable workforce housing or incorporating affordable workforce housing into market rate projects.

Sep 20 2017 2018 LIHTC Community Impact Letter Assessment

Kentucky Housing Corporation is accepting applications for their 2018 Housing Credit funding round and will permit each jurisdiction to submit only one letter of support for projects funded in the Community Impact Pool. 

Projects will be assessed based on the attached Assessment Tool for KHC’s LIHTC Applicants and the highest scoring applicant will receive a letter of support from the Mayor’s office for the submitted project.

Aug 8 2017 Officials join to celebrate groundbreaking for Riverport Landings

Today, business leaders and elected officials join the development partners in breaking ground on one of the city’s newest and largest intergenerational communities – Riverport Landings.  This intergenerational community will be home to families, senior citizens, single parent families and young adult foster alumni enrolled in FSH’s educational program.

Jul 7 2017 Lead Safe Louisville receives $2.9 million to protect children and families from dangerous lead and other home hazards

In a continuous effort to keep families and their children safe from lead-based paint and other home health and safety hazards, Lead Safe Louisville, a partnership between the Office of Housing and Community Development and the Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness., recieved $2.9 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to eliminate lead hazards that exist in both owner-occupied and rental units.

May 15 2017 Forums scheduled to discuss Comprehensive Plan update

Develop Louisville will hold nine open house forums for the public to view the work completed to date on the Comprehensive Plan update and provide feedback. Develop Louisville encourages all residents to attend the forums, particularly those who have not yet participated in the Comprehensive Plan update process

Apr 14 2017 Mayor Fischer celebrates first completed home in Cedar Street development

Mayor Greg Fischer today, with non-profit developer Community Ventures, welcomed the Smith family, the first residents of the Cedar Street development, to their new home. The Cedar Street development is a project to construct 28 energy efficient, market-rate, custom built homes in the Russell neighborhood.                          

Feb 6 2017 Mayor Fischer breaks ground on Jacob School redevelopment

Mayor Fischer joined Councilwoman Marianne Butler to break ground on Bywater Development Group’s rehabilitation of the former Jacob School buildings in south Louisville. The comprehensive, historic redevelopment will create 58 affordable senior apartments.

The two historic school buildings will be completely rehabbed, producing high-quality, energy-efficient apartments as well as the creation of common areas, activity spaces, a library/computer lab and other program areas.

Jan 10 2017 Affordable Housing Trust Fund grant pool opens

The Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund (LAHTF) has opened a supportive housing services grant pool through which recipient organizations can fund educational, employment and related services to help individuals and families live more cost-effectively. A total of $25,000 is available to applicants.

Dec 19 2016 Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund allocates FY17 funds

Mayor Greg Fischer joined the Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund (LAHTF) today to announce the recipients of LAHTF funds that were allocated in the FY17 budget. A total of $2.35 million in loans will be distributed to six local agencies to supplement the financing of 326 affordable housing units. 

Oct 21 2016 Lead Safe Louisville encourages you to stay lead safe

The Office of Housing & Community Development and Department of Public Health & Wellness’ Lead Safe Louisville program encourages residents, especially parents of young children, to learn about the dangers of lead poisoning and prevention methods. The week of October 23, 2016 is Lead Poisoning Prevention Week as established by the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint.

Aug 31 2016 Mayor Fischer announces Comprehensive Plan update process

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced plans to update Louisville’s Comprehensive Plan, including a year-long community engagement process.

The Comprehensive Plan will guide the growth of the community for the next 20 years and serve as the basis for public and private investment, as well as land use and transportation policies. 

Jul 11 2016 Living The "Nature Rich" Life - Saturday, July 16

richard louv

Community invited to join conversations about living
“nature-rich” lives 
with author Richard Louv

Jun 2 2016 Louisville CARES issues funds for affordable housing units

The Louisville CARES Loan Review Committee has issued the first of its funds to two proposed affordable housing developments. One development is proposed for Norton Commons and the other near the juncture of Billtown Road and the Gene Snyder Freeway. Both projects are focused on housing families and connecting residents to workforce centers.