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Community Services and Revitalization Newsroom - 2012 Archive


12/27/2012
LIHEAP Crisis Assistance begins January 7th
The annual program that helps prevent disconnection from utility services for low income residents of Louisville begins Mon., Jan. 7, 2013. LIHEAP, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, is operated by the Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership (CAP). The Crisis Phase of LIHEAP will run from Jan. 7 - March 31 or as long as available funds last.

12/3/2012
Bank On Louisville Partners with HelloWallet
HelloWallet, a financial guidance company that works with leading companies to improve the financial wellness of their employees, committed today to providing 1,000 free two-year subscriptions for the Bank On Louisville initiative. These subscriptions, which are valued at over $90,000, will provide Bank On Louisville with a valuable resource that will help some of the most vulnerable citizens in our community manage their financial responsibilities and save more.

12/3/2012
Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Valuable Events and Services in December
Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer valuable events and services in December including a financial management workshop for the holidays, two educational baby showers, an event with low/no-cost health screenings, and on-line registration assistance for Jefferson County Public Schools. To learn more about these services, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event or visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/CSR/Calendar/viewall.htm.

11/7/2012
Neighborhood Place partners to offer valuable events and services in November
Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will help to offer valuable events and services in November including a foreclosure prevention workshop, on-line registration assistance for Jefferson County Public Schools, an Energy Management Workshop and several holiday fundraisers. To learn more about these events, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event or visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/CSR/Calendar/viewall.htm.

10/26/2012
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program Begins November 5th
The annual program that helps low income residents of Louisville with their utility bills begins Nov. 5. 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. 5 through Dec. 14.

10/26/2012
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.

10/23/2012
2012 Neighborhood Place Annual Day - October 24th
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 providing assistance. More than 350 individuals and many partner groups are expected to attend the Neighborhood Place Annual Day, Oct. 24 at the Fern Valley Conference Center.

10/19/2012
National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week is Oct 21st-27th
To help prevent childhood lead poisoning, the Lead-Safe Louisville Project (LSL) is promoting awareness as part of National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (NLPPW), Oct. 21-27. This year’s theme, "Lead-Free Kids for a Healthy Future”, emphasizes the importance of testing your children and home – to prevent the serious health effects of lead poisoning.

10/8/2012
2012 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 2012 Project Homeless Connect/VA Stand Down, Wednesday, Oct. 10. Resources available at the event will include food, clothing, medical evaluations, help with employment, education and benefit services, and many other forms of assistance.

10/4/2012
Louisville Metro TRIAD to Host 12th Annual Senior Day Out
More than 1800 seniors and disabled individuals in our community will gather for fun and fellowship, Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the 2012 Senior Day Out in Louisville. Participants will enjoy a complimentary lunch, educational activities, health screenings, guest speakers, dancing, Bingo and much more.

10/3/2012
Neighborhood Place offers free, valuable events in October
Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will help to offer free, valuable events in October including three Living Well Workshops, a variety of financial education, prenatal and parenting classes as well as Neighborhood Place Annual Day.

9/26/2012
Updated - LIHEAP Early Registrations Begin October 1, 2012
Home heating costs can be a large expense for families in the winter, so the Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership (CAP) will begin accepting pre-registration heating assistance applications on Monday, October 1, 2012. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides financial assistance to help income eligible citizens pay utility bills. Pre-registration is only for Jefferson County residents within 130% of the federal poverty level who are on a fixed income and elderly (55 years or older) or disabled receiving social security, SSI, pension or Black Lung benefits.

9/20/2012
Louisville Is Among 12 Cities Honored for Advancing Innovative Programs
The Cities for Financial Empowerment Coalition, a group of municipal governments – including Louisville – that is dedicated to helping low-income residents achieve long-term financial stability, was presented today with the Corporation for Enterprise Development (CFED) Assets & Opportunity Award. The award, the only one of its kind, honors groups and individuals who are advancing the field of asset-building in the United States and increasing the use of financial products and services that allow low-income families to buy a home, pursue higher education, start a business and move up the economic ladder.

9/18/2012
LIHEAP Vendor Meetings on September 20, 2012
All vendors wishing to participate in the LIHEAP 2012-2013 program are encouraged to attend one of the important informational sessions scheduled on Thurs., Sept. 20. 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.

9/12/2012
Louisville Named One of the Best Communities for Young People
Louisville today was named one of America’s Promise Alliance’s 100 Best Communities for Young People presented by ING. The national award was given to Louisville to recognize its work in addressing the high school dropout crisis and for its programs and services that make it an outstanding place for youth to live, learn and grow.

9/5/2012
Neighborhood Place partners to provide workshops on drug and violence prevention
Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will help to offer free, valuable events in September including a teen dating violence prevention program, a town hall meeting on how to recognize a meth lab, as well as a re-stock festival for school supplies and classes on baby safety.

8/15/2012
Bank On Louisville Celebrates Its Second Anniversary
Mayor Greg Fischer today celebrated the successful second year of Bank On Louisville (BOL) with program sponsors and participants, touting its impact on Louisville's financial well-being. Bank On Louisville, a partnership between the Louisville Metro Departments of Economic Growth & Innovation and Community Services and Revitalization, launched in July 2010, and is one of more than 70 “Bank On” institutions in the nation committed to connecting low- and moderate-income residents to mainstream financial services in order to avoid costly fringe financial services.

8/14/2012
Mayor Fischer names Virginia Peck as the Director of Community Services and Revitalization
Saying her three decades of leadership in federal housing will serve Louisville well, Mayor Greg Fischer today named Virginia Peck as Director of Community Services and Revitalization. Peck worked for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 1970 to 2010 and served in a variety of roles, most recently as Director of Community Planning and Development for HUD’s Kentucky office. “Virginia has a rare depth of knowledge — coupled with expertise in federal policy — that will help us transform Community Services and Revitalization into a national model agency that helps our city’s most vulnerable families while helping rebuild neighborhoods,” Fischer said.

8/1/2012
Neighborhood Place helps to offer Back to School events in August
Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will help to offer free, valuable events in August including four back to school events, an employment and resource fair and an educational baby shower. To learn more about these events, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event.

7/16/2012
New Housing Under Construction Near Sheppard Square Redevelopment
Construction of nine new homes recently began near the site of the former Sheppard Square housing development in the Smoketown neighborhood, funded by federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) funds.

7/6/2012
Neighborhood Place partners offer Back to School events and free workshops in July
Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville help to offer free, valuable events in July including a back-to-school health fair and resource fair, as well as a job skills workshop and parenting classes. To learn more about these events, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event or visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/CSR/Calendar/viewall.htm

7/2/2012
City Leaders Address Challenges to Building Citywide Afterschool Systems
As detailed in a recent study published by NLC’s Institute for Youth, Education and Families (YEF Institute), cities across the country are making a fundamental shift in their approach to afterschool programming, moving from management and funding of isolated programs toward in-depth collaboration across numerous stakeholders and program providers.

6/21/2012
Summer Youth Service Programs Awarded Funds
The Louisville Out-of-School Time (OST) Coordinating Council awarded $70,000 in grants to eleven community organizations to help prevent summer learning loss. Research shows that all young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer.

6/19/2012
Bank On Louisville's Family Financial Freedom Reception
A special reception is planned this evening to celebrate residents of the Beecher Terrace Housing Complex for their efforts to improve their financial future. The Bank On Louisville's Family Financial Freedom Reception will be held at the Junior Achievement facility at 1401 West Muhammad Ali Boulevard from 5:30-7 pm.

6/4/2012
Neighborhood Place hosts free, valuable events and workshops in June
Neighborhood Place locations all across Louisville offer free, valuable workshops and services year-round which are open to the community. Below are some of the highlighted events over the next few weeks which include a student loan workshop, a Job Fair in the Cane Run area, and a credit rating workshop.

5/23/2012
Children's Summer Food Service Program Begins June 4th
The Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership (CAP) is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of meal service.

5/23/2012
Summer Food Service Program Closed Enrolled Site Listing
The Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership (CAP) is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all eligible children free of charge. To be eligible to receive free meals at a residential or non-residential camp, children must meet the income guidelines for reduced-price meals in the National School Lunch Program.

5/11/2012
800+ Local Volunteers Age 55-90's Celebrated during National Senior Corps Week
May 7-11, 2012 is National Senior Corps Week and hundreds of older volunteers are celebrated locally for their outstanding contributions to our community. For the third year, the Corporation for National & Community Service, national funder of the Louisville Metro FGP (Foster Grandparent Program) and RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program), is publicly recognizing the huge impact from members of the Senior Corps programs (FGP, RSVP and Senior Companion Program –SCP) with a celebratory week of acclaim and (hopefully) additional recruitment. Based on the 2010 Independent Sector’s Kentucky average value of $17.65 per hour, the volunteers of these two programs provided caring services to our community totaling $3.9+ million dollars!

5/7/2012
Neighborhood Place hosts free events and workshops in May
Neighborhood Place locations all across Louisville offer free, valuable workshops and services year-round which are open to the community. Below are some of the highlighted events over the next few weeks which include a student loan workshop, several opportunities to attend a “Baby Shower” for moms-to-be plus a Job Fair in June.

4/10/2012
Neighborhood Place offers a variety of free workshops in April
Neighborhood Place locations all across Jefferson County offer free, valuable workshops and services year-round which are open to the community. Below are some of the highlighted events in April which include topics such as health screenings, parenting classes and disaster preparedness. To learn more about these workshops, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the phone numbers by each event or visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/CSR/Calendar/default.htm.

4/6/2012
Louisville Joins 'Cities for Financial Empowerment' Coalition
Citing the work that Louisville has done in improving the financial health of its low to moderate income residents, Mayor Greg Fischer received an invitation from New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, co-chairs of Cities for Financial Empowerment, to join a coalition of other cities who have shown innovative thinking. The coalition currently includes eleven other cities. “The ability for cities to come together over one common issue and share best practices is a strategy that will strengthen and enrich the financial health of Louisville residents,” Fischer said. “Our Bank On Louisville program and the work being done by our Department of Community Services and Revitalization certainly helped raise our profile.”

4/4/2012
Local Grocery in Old Louisville is Finalist for National Honor
A small grocery in Old Louisville which only sells local foods from local farmers – and which was opened with the help of a city government loan – is the finalist in a national contest that highlights the importance of small businesses to the American economy. The Root Cellar, at 3rd and Hills streets on the site of a former gas station, is the only business from Kentucky to be named a finalist by the Retail Means Jobs competition of the National Retail Federation.

4/3/2012
Public Comment Period Opens for CAP Block Grant Annual Plan
The public may inspect the Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership’s (CAP) 2012-2013 Community Services Block Grant Annual Plan on-line starting April 4 through Friday, April 13, 2012. The Annual Plan outlines service programs and financing provided through the Community Action Partnership in Jefferson County. The Community Services Block Grant provides federal funding to Community Action Agencies across the nation that seek to address poverty at the community level. An advisory board with one-third public sector representation, one-third private sector representation and one-third community sector representation makes recommendations to Louisville Metro’s CAP’s Executive Administrator.

3/27/2012
Mayor Fischer Delivers Meals to Seniors
Mayor Greg Fischer greeted seniors getting their midday meal today at the Kling Center then helped deliver Meals on Wheels to several nearby homes in Old Louisville -- part of the National Mayors for Meals celebration. Sponsored by the Meals on Wheels Association of America, Mayors for Meals seeks to raise awareness about senior hunger and to encourage action on the part of the local community.

3/20/2012
Louisville Earns Grant to Help Vulnerable Families, Individuals

2/29/2012
Workshop to Connect Small Businesses with Crowdfunding Capital
Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that a second “Crowdfunding Means Business” workshop will be held by the Louisville Metro Department of Economic Growth & Innovation to help businesses explore crowdfunding resources. The workshop is Tuesday, March 13, 5:30 p.m. at the Main Library, 301 York Street, in the Centennial Room.

1/13/2012
2012 Landbank Authority, Inc. Meeting Dates
Media Advisory - Announcing the 2012 scheduled meeting dates for the Louisville and Jefferson County Landbank Authority, Inc.

1/13/2012
Annual Vacant Property Review Commission
Media Advisory - Announcing the Annual Vacant Property Review Commission (VPRC) meeting schedule.

1/13/2012
2012 Meeting Dates for Urban Renewal Commission and Community Development Agency
Media Advisory - Announcing the 2012 scheduled meeting dates for the Urban Renewal Commission and Community Development Agency of Louisville.