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City of Louisville celebrates opening of city’s first HUD Envision Center at Family Scholar House

The City of Louisville and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have officially opened the doors of Jefferson County’s very first HUD EnVision Center at Family Scholar House, located on the Frank & Paula Harshaw Riverport Scholar House Campus at 3311 Cathe Dykstra Way. HUD Southeast Regional Administrator Denise Cleveland-Leggett, Mayor Greg Fischer, and Family Scholar...

Bevin announces $2.9 million in Community Development Block Grants for housing projects

(Editor’s Note: This story has been updated with new numbers provided by the Governor’s Office.) Gov. Matt Bevin joined federal, state and local officials in Georgetown last week to announce $2,911,999 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for housing rehabilitation projects across the Commonwealth. These federal funds, allocated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban...

Kentucky receives $9.4 million from HUD to help reduce state’s Homeless population

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced the recipients of grant funding to address homelessness across the nation. The funding is part of HUD’s Continuum of Care Program, which is awarded annually through a national competition. The Kentucky Balance of State Continuum of Care (KY BoS CoC), which is comprised of all Kentucky counties except Fayette and Jefferson,...

Lexington receives record $1.8 million federal homeless assistance grant for permanent housing

Mayor Linda Gorton announced this week that Lexington is the recipient of a $1.8 million federal grant designed to help community organizations reduce and end homelessness. This funding is critical to many permanent housing projects in Lexington. Linda Gorton“Ending homelessness is essential to ensure that all people have the opportunity to live healthy, productive lives,” Gorton said. “This...

New HUD rules give public housing residents protection from secondhand smoke

Federal Public Housing residents in Kentucky gained further protections from the dangers of secondhand smoke Monday, as new smoke-free housing rules from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) tooke effect. In November 2016, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced a rule requiring all federally-owned public housing to become smoke-free by July 30. This...

Applications being accepted for 2018 Community Development Block Grants; over $22 million available

The Department for Local Government (DLG) announces over $22 Million in funding opportunities for 2018 through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. The CDBG program provides funds for public facilities, economic development, housing, public services, and community projects. “The 2018 CDBG funding cycle provides an excellent...