Thank You For Making the 2018 MHC Annual Meeting a Success!

Thank you to all who supported the Metropolitan Housing Coalition (MHC) Annual Meeting at The Olmsted. Thank you to all of our sponsors—Our Fair Housing Sponsor Wells Fargo, our Foundation Sponsor PNC, and our Keystone Sponsors LDG Development and the Tyler Park Neighborhood Association.

Louisville Metro Council President David James with Jackie Floyd of the Center for Neighborhoods and an MHC Board Member.

We also wish to thank the following sponsors—Our Groundbreaking Sponsors include BB&T, BIA of Greater Louisville, Develop Louisville Office of Housing & Community Development, Habitat for Humanity, Housing Partnership, Inc., Louisville Metro Housing Authority (LMHA), Louisville Urban League/Rebound, Inc., Metro United Way, River City Housing, and Stites & Harbison PLLC.

Advocates Sponsors include AARP, Craig Henry PLC, Jewish Family & Career Services, Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC), Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund (LAHTF), Spalding University School of Social Work, The Weber Group, and Wellspring.

 

Thank you to Richard Rothstein of the Economic Policy Institute for giving the keynote address and Lexington Fair Housing Council for sponsoring the keynote. Also, thank you to Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Metro Council members David James, Barbara Sexton Smith, Rick Blackwell, and Cheri Bryant Hamilton for attending.

 

Guest of Honor Rep. Jim Wayne gives remarks at the MHC Annual Meeting.

And to Council members Bill Hollander and Kevin Kramer who supported the event, but were attending to official duties at a Louisville Metro Council Budget Hearing. Thank you to each and everyone of you who are engaged in the coalition’s efforts for safe, fair, and affordable housing in Louisville.

Representative Jim Wayne was the Guest of Honor at the 2018 MHC Annual Meeting. Thank you to Mayor Fischer for honoring Rep. Wayne’s work in the continuing fight for safe, fair, and affordable housing! Rep. Wayne was instrumental to establishing the Affordable Housing Trust Fund, which has created more than 10,000 housing units for low-income families since 1994 and now has a steady funding source thanks to his persistent support and the support of community advocacy groups.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 State of Metropolitan Housing Report officially released – Download here

The 2017 State of Metropolitan Housing Report was officially released Tuesday, December 12th at 12 pm at Metro United Way. This year’s focus was “The State of Affordable Rental in the Louisville Region.” You can download the report by clicking on the bottom link or going to the Reports section on this website: (http://www.metropolitanhousing.org/resources/mhc-reports).

2017 SMHR – The State of Affordable Rental in the Louisville Region

 

Free Fair Housing Training by LFHC Thursday, October 26th 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

What: Free 90 minute Fair Housing Training for members of HOA and Condo Association (open to everyone)
When: Thursday, October 26th, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: Jewish Family & Career Services 2821 Klempner Way Louisville, KY 40205

Download the flyer below for more details.

Fair Housing Training HOA and Condo flyer 10-26-17

Fair Housing Training HOA and Condo flyer 10-26-17

2017 State of Metropolitan Housing Report will be released Tuesday, December 12th

What: Official release of 2017 State of Metropolitan Housing Report
When: Tuesday, December 12th, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Where: Metro United Way, 334 E. Broadway Louisville, KY 40202

MHC has been hard at work with University of Louisville’s Center for Environmental Policy and Management (CEPM) working on the 2017 State of Metropolitan Housing Report (SMHR). This year we will focus on renting especially from a regional perspective. We will have more details on the focus topic in upcoming newsletters, but for now, make sure to mark your calendars for December 12th and be there for the release!

Support MHC today (9/14) during Give for Good Louisville

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It’s finally here, the biggest day of local giving, Give for Good Louisville! Give for Good takes place all day today Thursday, September 14th online at giveforgoodlouisville.org

Last year we had our most unique donors yet and raised the most money we ever have. This year our goal is to raise at least $4,500 and have 50 unique donors with a stretch goal of 75 unique donors and $7,500! We can do this!

To give to MHC today, go to the following link and choose an amount or click on donate.

giveforgoodlouisville.org/organizations/metropolitan-housing-coalition-58c45041-3cc3-42f0-a274-cdfd93d4bd20

 

Tell your friends and family to join you in supporting MHC and many other great organizations (there are over 500!) during Give for Good Louisville. If you have any questions, please email michael@metropolitanhousing.org or call us at 502.584.6858.

MHC’s 2017 Annual Meeting: Tuesday, May 30 from 5:15-7:15 pm at the Olmsted

Please join the Metropolitan Housing Coalition for our 2017 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, May 30 from 5:15-7:15 p.m. at the Olmsted, 3701 Frankfort Ave. Louisville, KY

This year’s keynote speaker is Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer

Over his tenure, Mayor Greg Fischer has a long and impressive list of fair and affordable housing accomplishments which include: Louisville receiving a $29.5 million HUD choice grant to transform Beecher Terrace and the Russell Neighborhood; 20-Year Action Plan for Fair Housing; an inclusive Comprehensive Plan process which includes fair housing, affordable housing, health, and sustainability despite not being mandatory; creation of Louisville CARES; funding program work for the Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund; research and development of the Redlining interactive map; a the work in west Louisville covering the gap between cost of building new single-family homes in a small area and the initial appraised value of those homes. Local action is imperative, and Mayor Fischer has shown the steady determination to address the issues of fair and affordable housing.

Individual tickets are $70 per person, and there are a variety of sponsorship opportunities available. Dinner will also be served during the event. You can download the flyer below or click on the image to enlarge it.

For more information regarding sponsorships or any other questions, please contact Michael Kolodziej, Development Director, at michael@metropolitanhousing.org or at (502) 584-6858.

2017 MHC Annual Meeting flier

2017 MHC Annual Meeting flier

2016 State of Metropolitan Housing Report is available online!

The 2016 State of Metropolitan Housing Report (SMHR) is now available online, here on MHC’s website.  The report examines nine housing indicators that MHC tracks to assess annual progress on fair housing and affordable housing opportunities in the 13-county Louisville metropolitan area, which includes five counties in southern Indiana.

2016 SMHR Cover

The focus topic of the 2016 State of Metropolitan Housing Report is: “Housing for People Living with Disabilities and our Aging Population.” Our population is aging. We have known for decades that as the “Baby Boomer” generation ages, that group would contribute to an enormous increase in the numbers and proportion of those who are 65 years and older — a figure that currently stands at about 14 percent in the United States. Seniors’ ability to find affordable housing across the U.S. is an increasing challenge. The number of those paying more than half of their household income on housing increased by 34 percent from 2005 to 2014 (Make Room 2016). Providing services to and benefiting from what this age group has to offer are issues all communities are beginning to address in some fashion. Furthermore, as we age, the potential for experiencing long-term disability increases. Attention to the intersection of age and disability is therefore crucial to examining access to fair, safe, and affordable housing.

Click here for a link to the report in PDF: 2016 State of Metropolitan Housing Report

You can access all of MHC’s reports by going to MHC Reports under the Resources section or click here.

2016 SMHR Release Date Announced: Tuesday, December 13th at 12pm at New Directions

It’s that time of year again. Please join MHC for the release of the 2016 State of Metropolitan Housing Report (SMHR), on Tuesday, December 13th at 12pm at New Directions Housing Corporation, 1000 East Liberty Street. Louisville, KY 40204.

Tuesday, December 13th at 12pm at
New Directions Housing Corporation,
1000 East Liberty Street. Louisville, KY 40204

The SMHR is our annual housing report card, and it examines nine indicators of fair and affordable housing progress in the Louisville Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). This year’s focus topic is “Living in Community: Accessible and Affordable Housing for an Aging Population and Those Living with Disabilities.” Please see below for the event flyer.

2016 SMHR Release Event Flyer

 

MHC working with Mercy Academy students

MHC has been working with students from Mercy Academy for their senior project: “Helping Others Live Mercy.” They will be having a special event “Help Others Live Mercy Night” on Tuesday, November 29th at 7 p.m. at Mercy Academy, 5801 Fegenbush Lane. You can learn more about their work by visiting:

Instagram: H.O.L.M.2017
Twitter: Holm2017
Facebook: H.O.L.M.2017

And click the link to check out this amazing video they made!

 

2016 Annual Meeting a Success!

Annual Meeting Room picture

The Annual Meeting was an amazing success! First off, thank you to our keynote speaker, Emily Allen, Vice President of the AARP Foundation. Ms. Allen’s speech was titled “Housing – the Linchpin of Well-Being,” and there is a link to the full speech below (in PDF format). Also, a big thanks to Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear who discussed the Attorney General Office’s new Scam Alerts program and their additional work helping aging adults.

Thank you to the Olmsted for helping us put together a wonderful event. Everything looked beautiful, and the food was delicious!

Of course, the event would not have been possible without the overwhelming support of our organizational sponsors:

Keynote Sponsors
Fifth Third
PNC Bank

Groundbreaking Sponsors
Develop Louisville
Kentucky Housing Corporation
LDG Development
Louisville Metro Housing Authority
New Directions
PBI Bank
Stites and Harbison
Tyler Park Neighborhood Association

Advocate Sponsors
BB&T
Craig Henry PLC
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville
Housing Partnership Inc.
Jewish Family & Career Services
Louisville Urban League
River City Housing
Woodforest Bank

In-Kind Sponsors
Republic Bank
AARP of Kentucky & AARP Foundation

Finally, thank you to our volunteers and to everyone that attended! We hope you will join us next year and the many years that follow!

Here is a link to Emily Allen’s full speech.

EmilyAllen – Full Speech

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