Category Archives: housing

Housing Authority delays decision on proposed rent-reform study (aka the “experiment on black women”)

Section 8 residents and housing advocates scored a victory last week as Louisville Metro Housing Authority decided to delay their plans to vote on participating in a controversial rent-reform study being described by some as “an experiment on black women and children.” LEO wrote about the proposed Housing and Urban Development-sponsored study last month. Here’s […]

Pastor sentenced to two years in federal prison

After a three year investigation, the Rev. Henry Humphrey, pastor at Shiloh Baptist Church, was sentenced to two years in federal prison for defrauding the U.S. government. The case stemmed from the west Louisville minister’s failed attempt to turn the old Maupin Elementary School into an affordable housing complex for senior citizens, which used a […]

New homes planned for southwest Louisville

Joined by non-profit housing developers, Mayor Jerry Abramson unveiled plans for a new neighborhood of single-family homes in southwest Louisville that will replace what was once a multi-family housing area. The community is set to be built along Boxelder Road off Cane Run Road, where construction will begin sometime in 2011. There are several debilitated […]

SoHo hosts open house in NuLu neighborhood

After changing ownership and being renamed earlier this year, the SoHo Lofts project will host an afternoon open house Oct. 2 to begin welcoming prospective residents in conjunction with the NuLu Festival along the East Market Business District. The new developers say the newly constructed SoHo Lofts offer affordable and eco-chic condo ownership in a […]

Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on new headquarters

Hoping to increase its ability to help low-income families build new homes, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville  announced the groundbreaking of its new headquarters and construction center, which will open in the Portland neighborhood next week. The official opening of the new facility will be held on October 5 at 10:30 a.m. at 1631 […]

The city calls out delinquent property owners

The city unveiled its list of delinquent property owners whose names were published in The Courier Journal today, and the scofflaws owe a total of $17.8 million in fines for code violations. There are 263 names of individuals and businesses on the list, with a top fine amount of $67,773 owed to Metro government by […]

Mapping race in Louisville

Using data from the census, someone made a map of Louisville and southern Indiana broken down by race and ethnicity. It pretty much shows what we already know about our hyper-segregated housing patterns and racial divide in the city, but the visual provides a better understanding. Each dot represents 25 people and the colors represent […]

Former city housing director indicted

After a scathing state audit and ongoing police investigation for the past two years, Kimberly Bunton, the former director of the city’s Department of Housing and Family Services, has been indicted on two charges of theft by unlawful taking of over $300. The felony charges were handed out Monday and are punishable with a fine […]

KY Youth Advocates releases 2010 County Data Book

Earlier today, Kentucky Youth Advocates released their 20th annual “Kids Count” County Data Book. This year, the report, which measures and tracks the socioeconomic well-being of children across Kentucky’s 120 counties, factors in the impact of the economic recession. As you can probably imagine, the results aren’t pretty.

West End experiencing high foreclosure rates, says PVA

Hoping to bring attention to the city’s housing woes, Jefferson County Property Valuation Administrator Tony Lindauer says that although Louisville has been fairly insulated from the national foreclosure crisis, the West End has a significant number of vulnerable properties. The property value administrator is responding to data found in the upcoming annual state of the […]