Homeless Funding Changing Lives in Louisville

[Photo 1: Homeless Grant Check Presented to the Louisville Homeless Organizations and Advocates]
Louisville Homeless Organizations and Advocates were presented the homeless grant check by Virginia Peck, HUD Louisville Office Community Planning and Development Division Director, Krista Mills, HUD Louisville Field Office Director, and Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3).
[Photo 2: Field Office Director Krista Mills with Allen Terry and Lora Taylor]
HUD Louisville Field Office Director Krista Mills with Allen Terry, former client of Family and Children First, and Lora Taylor, Program Graduate, St. Jude Recovery Center.

Community and government agencies alike recently gathered at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Louisville to celebrate a substantial increase in federal funding for Louisville Metro homeless services organizations. Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3), HUD Louisville Field Office Director Krista Mills, and HUD Office of Community Planning and Development Director Virginia Peck presented the check for the competitive HUD funding in the amount of $6,608,828, which was a $237,663 increase over last year.

But what made the event so inspirational were the stories shared by two individuals who had been clients of agencies receiving funding from HUD. Homeless, suffering from drug addictions, and with little to no options, Lora Taylor and Allen Terry turned to St. Jude Women's Recovery Center and Family & Children First, respectively, for help and it was there.

As a result of this year's homeless funding, 25 projects through 16 agencies will be able to provide emergency shelter, housing vouchers, transitional housing, and support services to help children, women, and men in need throughout the Louisville Metro community.

Content Archived: July 5, 2011