Homeless Persons Memorial Day Marked In Louisville

Dozens of people gathered on the steps of Metro Hall on a cold Monday afternoon to remember those who died homeless in Louisville over the past year. Maria Price of the St. John Center read the names of the 27 homeless men and women who passed away in Louisville since Christmas Day of 2008. They… Continue reading Homeless Persons Memorial Day Marked In Louisville

Coalition for the Homeless Director to Retire in December

The Director of Louisville’s Coalition for the Homeless is retiring at the end of this year. Marlene Gordon has spent more than twenty years working with Louisville’s homeless population. Nine of those years were with the Jefferson County Public School district, and thirteen as director of the Coalition. Gordon says the way her agency approaches… Continue reading Coalition for the Homeless Director to Retire in December

Homeless Census Shows Fewer People on the Streets

The number of people classified as homeless in Louisville has dropped drastically in the last year, but advocates say it’s because of a much more stringent definition of the word. Federal funds to help the homeless are handed out through the US Department of Housing and Urban Development – or HUD. They dispense funds according… Continue reading Homeless Census Shows Fewer People on the Streets