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Community Services and Revitalization Newsroom - 2011 Archive

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program - Crisis Phase Begins Jan. 4
The annual program that helps prevent disconnection from utility services for low income residents of Louisville begins Wed., Jan. 4. LIHEAP, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, is operated by the Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership. The crisis phase of LIHEAP will run from Jan. 4 - March 31 or until available funds are expended. Residents wishing to apply must have an appointment. Appointments must be scheduled in person, Dec. 28-30, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Central CAP Office located at the Urban Government Center, 810 Barret Ave.

Low-Income Heating Assistance Program faces possible budget cuts
Federal funding for the Crisis Phase of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) may be significantly reduced this heating season. As a result, many Louisville households that were helped by the program last year may not be able to receive assistance this winter. Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership (CAP) -- which administers the program locally -- is encouraging residents to take steps such as weatherizing their home, conserving energy and adjusting their budgets.

Low-Income Heating Assistance Program Begins Nov. 7
The annual program that helps low income residents of Louisville with their utility bills begins Nov. 7. LIHEAP, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, is operated by the Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership. The subsidy phase of LIHEAP will run this year from Nov. 7 through Dec. 16.

Louisville Observes National Weatherization Day
With colder weather approaching, residents can lower their heating bills by taking steps to make sure their homes are as weatherized and energy efficient as possible. Mayor Greg Fischer is joining in the national awareness push by declaring October 30 as “Weatherization Day” in Louisville.

Residents Urged to Weatherize Their Homes
With colder weather approaching, residents can lower their heating bills by taking steps to make sure their homes are as weatherized and energy efficient as possible. Mayor Greg Fischer is joining in the national awareness push by declaring October 30 as “Weatherization Day” in Louisville.

Workshop to Connect Small Businesses with Crowdfunding Capital
This workshop is for new and small businesses that are interested in finding out about online crowdfunding resources. This particular workshop will focus on, a popular funding platform for creative projects in fields such as art, dance, design, fashion, film, food, games, music, photography, publishing, technology and theater.

Local Efforts to Prevent Lead Poisoning
To help prevent childhood lead poisoning, the Lead-Safe Louisville Project is participating in several community events as part of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW), Oct. 23 – 29. This year's theme, "Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future," underscores the importance of testing your home, testing your child, and learning how to prevent lead poisoning’s serious health effects.

2011 Louisville Project Homeless Connect/Stand Down
Louisville’s homeless population will have an opportunity to access services, information and assistance in a one-stop environment at the 2011 Project Homeless Connect/VA Stand Down, Wednesday, Oct. 19. Resources available at the event will include food, clothing, medical evaluations, help with employment, education and benefit services, and many other forms of assistance.

2011 Neighborhood Place Annual Day "Mission Possible"
Neighborhood Place, Louisville’s award-winning model of providing services to citizens, will have its “Annual Day” conference to celebrate accomplishments and explore new ideas for helping. More than 350 individuals and many partner groups are expected to attend the Neighborhood Place Annual Day, Oct. 19 at the Fern Valley Conference Center.

Louisville a Top City for Young People
Louisville has again achieved national recognition as one of America’s Promise Alliance’s 100 Best Communities for Young People presented by ING. The competition recognizes communities across the country that focus on reducing high school dropout rates and providing service and support to their youth.

Heating Aid, Homelessness, Domestic Violence Targeted in October
The Louisville Metro Department of Community Services and Revitalization (CSR) provides safety net and financial empowerment services and works to revitalize neighborhoods in all area of Jefferson County. During October, CSR is involved in a myriad of annual events and special programs that help bring services to those most in need --- including heating assistance for the elderly and disabled, sharing information about weatherization and checking that homes are lead-safe, reaching out to seniors and homeless individuals, and advocating against domestic violence.

TRIAD Senior Day Out Tuesday, Oct. 4
More than 1600 seniors and disabled individuals in our community will gather for fun and fellowship, Tuesday, Oct. 4 at the 2011 Senior Day Out in Louisville. Participants will enjoy a complimentary lunch, educational activities, health screenings, guest speakers, dancing, bingo and much more.

School "Re-Stock" Fair Tuesday at Ujima Neighborhood Place
With school back in session for several weeks now, Neighborhood Place Ujima is hosting an event on September 27th to help families restock school supplies, and to highlight the broad range of resources in our community.

South Jefferson Neighborhood Place reopens Monday
The South Jefferson Neighborhood Place site located inside Valley High School will reopen on Monday, September 19, 2011 following several months of renovation. The new space is designed to be brighter and more customer-friendly to better serve residents seeking assistance such as TANF, Food Stamps and medical benefits.

LIHEAP Vendor Meetings Next Thursday or Friday
All vendors wishing to participate in the LIHEAP 2011-2012 program are encouraged to attend one of the important informational sessions scheduled on Thursday, September 22nd or Friday, September 23rd, 2011. LIHEAP, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, is a federally-funded program that provides financial assistance to help eligible low-income households meet their home heating needs. LIHEAP vendors are defined as any business that supplies energy, such as rental facilities where utilities are included in the rent, or provides home heating fuel to individuals applying for the LIHEAP program. Examples of home heating fuel include oil, kerosene, propane, bottled gas, wood, electric or natural gas. The vendor meetings will help provide information about changes in the LIHEAP program this year and give interested individuals time to complete the necessary vendor packets and ask any questions they may have.

Bank On Louisville’s First Anniversary Celebration
Mayor Greg Fischer gathered with representatives of Bank On Louisville today to celebrate the first anniversary of the program and its extraordinary successes.

Bank On Resource Fair
Bank On Louisville turns one year old and everyone is invited to the party! Over 35 vendors will gather on Tuesday, August 30th between 2-6 pm to provide financial education, employment and career opportunities, asset-building resources and entertainment for all ages. The free event will take place at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage at 1701 West Muhammad Ali Boulevard.

Neighborhood Place Back to School Events
With the start of the new school year only a few weeks away, parents and children all across our community are starting to make preparations. Several Neighborhood Place locations have organized Back to School events to help families get started on the right foot.

City Agency Has New Name
Effective July 1, 2011 the Louisville Metro Department of Housing and Family Services became the Department of Community Services and Revitalization. "This new name more closely reflects the department's mission to provide services for the entire community, and to work to revitalize all neighborhoods in Louisville," said Adria Johnson, Acting Director of the department. “It also allows our agency to better provide to the public our broad range of services and supports."

Summer reading program at Neighborhood Place Ujima

Neighborhood Place location undergoing renovations
The South Jefferson Neighborhood Place site located at Valley High School will be temporarily closed through September for much needed renovations. Services will continue to be available to clients at other Neighborhood Place locations and at the L& N Building, 908 West Broadway. Upcoming appointments for Food Stamps, TANF, and medical benefits will receive appointment letters with the location where they will be temporarily seen.