The Occupy Louisville movement has spurred the creation of a panel to hear concerns regarding homelessness in the city. A diverse group of organizations, including city officials, will listen to discussion this Friday on the issue. Those on the panel aren’t quite sure what issues might be brought up, but talks earlier this year with… Continue reading Forum Gives Louisville’s Homeless Chance to Voice Concerns
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The Louisville Downtown Management District is considering an initiative that would help prevent panhandling and homelessness downtown while helping those on the streets find loved-ones to live with. The idea is similar to a program in Nashville called Homeward Bound that helps transport eligible homeless people to a friend or relative’s home, said Ken Herndon,… Continue reading New Downtown Homeless Initiative Being Considered
The head of the Metropolitan Housing Coalition says institutional changes must be made to stop the spread of homelessness in Louisville. The statement coincides with the coalition’s latest housing report.
The regulations address a gap in zoning laws that neither prohibited nor allowed a shelter to be built downtown. The regulations define zoning for three types of buildings that serve the homeless, and would allow shelters downtown.
It’s Friday, and that means time to wrap up another week with State of the News. This week we’ll talk about the latest in the possible execution of death row inmate Gregory Wilson, whose execution has been postponed for now. We’ll find out what could be next in that case, then check in on Metro and election news. Then we’ll finish out the show with a look at child-related news – including the JCPS assignment plan controversy. Join us for a look back at the stories that made headlines and analysis from the reporters who covered them.
Of the more that nine thousand homeless people counted in Louisville last year, about one-fifth were veterans, one-third could not afford a mortgage or rent and one-fourth were employed, with overlap between each group.
Coalition director Natalie Harris says the annual count showed that Louisville’s homeless demographics differ from national trends.
When the heat index reaches or tops 95 degrees, the shelters fly white flags to indicate that the homeless can come in for relief from the heat overnight.
Wayside Christian Mission may legally be able to operate a homeless shelter in downtown Louisville by the end of the summer.