Thanksgiving Came Early at Cedar Lake-Keeling in Kentucky

HUD staff joined some very excited residents for an open house at Cedar Lake - Keeling. Cedar Lake - Keeling consists of three new homes that will each house three very low-income persons with disabilities. All have been completed and are occupied thanks to HUD's Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities Program along with the help and support of many of dedicated partners like Cedar Lake Lodge staff and its board of directors, Highbaugh Construction, Hughes Architecture, and Phares Company. The residents will not be required to pay more than 30 percent of their income toward their housing expense. These low rents are made possible through HUD's agreement to provide Project Rental Assistance to supplement the rental income received from the residents. Cedar Lake - Keeling is the 53rd Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities community in Kentucky.

[Photo: Cedar Lake Lodge residents and members]
Celebrating the dedication of three new homes are: Cedar Lake Lodge residents; foundation and board members; staff members; Cedar Lake CEO Jim Richardson; HUD Louisville Multifamily Program Center Director Charles Shive; HUD Louisville Field Office Director Krista Mills; and Louisville District 22 Councilman Robin Engel.

During the Open House, HUD Field Office Director Krista Mills presented a check to Cedar Lake Lodge, Inc., for another Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilties project in the amount of $1,083,900. The funds will be used to construct nine additional units for very low-income persons with developmental disabilities. This project will consist of nine one-bedroom units on three scattered sites. Residents will be able to participate in support services such as transportation, vocational assistance, recreation, educational programs, medical management, in-home skills training, financial management, skills development outside the home, and training in personal care and home safety.

We are proud to welcome these much needed new developments into Kentucky. Congratulations to Cedar Lake Lodge, Inc. and to the residents of Cedar Lake - Keeling. For more information about Cedar Lake Lodge, Inc., and their programs and services, please visit their website

Content Archived: July 5, 2011