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Housing Department Given New Name

After years of mismanagement that resulted in scathing audits and its former director being indicted on theft charges, the Louisville Metro Department of Housing and Family Services has been renamed and restructured.

The move is part of Mayor Greg Fischer’s continued rebranding of Metro Government departments and officers.

The agency is now called the Department of Community Services and Revitalization with three specific divisions and new programs that will serve residents housing needs.

Fischer spokesman Phil Miller says the name more closely reflects the department’s mission to revitalize all neighborhoods.

“It reflects a new approach and a new mission and the desire by Mayor Fischer to make this department the best it can possibly be,” he says. “The agency will continue to offer the same services it has in the past, but I think there’s a real focus on streamlining service and the process of delivering them is as friendly to the customer as possible.”