More than $48 million to address homelessness in Louisville

The plan includes a first-of-its-kind community care campus along East Breckinridge Street in Old Lousiville.

The skyline of the city of Louisville at sunset, with the freeways visible.

The city’s plan will address gaps in care for individuals without housing.

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On Thursday, Jan. 26, Mayor Craig Greenberg announced three initiatives totaling more than $48 million that will provide short and long-term solutions to homelessness in Louisville. Here’s what the city plans to do:

A community care campus

For those who have received medical care and face chronic homelessness, the gap between hospital discharge and waiting for a shelter bed or permanent housing takes 90 days on average.

A new community care campus along East Breckinridge Street in Old Lousiville plans to address this. After buying available property for $6.9 million, the city will spend $9 million on renovations to create a respite facility — helping those experiencing homelessness access temporary housing and ongoing medical support.

Eviction prevention efforts

The Louisville Urban League will receive $2 milllion in funding to assist families and individuals with security deposits and first month’s rent. Additionally, $5 million will go toward the Association of Community Ministries to prevent evictions.

Permanent affordable housing

An allocation of $24 million will go toward creating permanent affordable housing. The city is currently looking for development partners to help create accessible housing options in our city.

Psst — Want to get involved yourself? Donate to the Coalition for the Homeless.