The executive director of the Louisville Metro Housing Authority says the concentration of poverty in the Sheppard Square housing complex attracts predators and razing the debilitated structure is a necessary step to revitalize the historic Smoketown neighborhood. Earlier this year, the city received a $22 million HOPE VI grant to tear down the 70-year-old complex… Continue reading Housing Authority Director Addresses Sheppard Square Demolition
In a surprise announcement Friday, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced the city has received a $22 million federal grant to raze the historic Sheppard Square housing complex in the Smoketown neighborhood. The plan is to build a mixed-income neighborhood to replace the 67-year-old complex, which could take years but would invest $167 million in the… Continue reading Fischer: Sheppard Square to be Demolished
The Association of Community Ministries has issued a monetary challenge of $7,000 to East Louisville Community Ministry, Inc. to match funds that will help low-income residents in east downtown neighborhoods.