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 […]
The Louisville Metro Housing Authority will host a meeting tomorrow for people who will be displaced by the demolition of the Sheppard Square complex in the Smoketown neighborhood. The city has received a $22 million federal grant to replace the barracks-style structures with mixed income housing, including some subsidized units. The housing authority will soon […]
Environmental attorney Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. spoke to a crowd gathered today in the parking lot of Liberty Green, a new green affordable housing development east of downtown Louisville. Kennedy was on hand to help highlight a new federal, state, and city partnership to build more such housing, with the help of federal stimulus dollars and newly trained green collar workers.
Louisville’s first projects to be funded with federal stimulus dollars have been announced. More than $17 million will go to the Transit Authority of River City for, among other things, construction of a maintenance facility on West Broadway, improvements to existing maintenance buildings and the purchase of 10 hybrid buses. Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville […]