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Community Services and Revitalization Newsroom - 2013 Archive


12/30/2013
LIHEAP Crisis Phase Begins January 13th
The annual program that helps prevent disconnection from utility services for low income residents of Louisville begins Mon., Jan. 13, 2014. 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. 13 - March 31 or as long as available funds last.

12/18/2013
Corrected 2014 Meeting Schedules for Urban Renewal, Landbank and Vacant Property Review Commission
Please see the attached 2014 meeting schedules for the Urban Renewal and Community Development Agency of Louisville, the Landbank Authority Board of Directors, and the Vacant Property Review Commission.

12/11/2013
Foster Grandparents Celetbrate 41 Years of Service in Louisville
The work of more than 90 foster grandparents who help local children will be honored at a special luncheon Dec. 12. The event themed “A Winter Wonderful Celebration of Volunteers” will take place 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.

12/6/2013
Mayoral Reception to Kick Off Bank On 2.0
In September, the JPMorgan Chase Foundation and Cities for Financial Empowerment (CFE) Fund announced the creation of Bank On 2.0, a new effort to create a unified, national approach to delivering safe, affordable banking products and services to low-income and under-banked people through municipal programs across the country.

11/27/2013
Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Free Workshops
Neighborhood Place locations across Jefferson County offer free, valuable workshops and services year-round which are open to the community. Below are some of the highlighted events for December which include an information session about the Affordable Care Act, three energy management workshops as well as an Exploring Self-Employment workshop.

11/4/2013
Louisville Metro TRIAD to Host 13th Annual Senior Day Out
More than 1800 seniors and disabled individuals in our community will gather for fun and fellowship, Tuesday, Nov. 5 at the 2013 Senior Day Out in Louisville. Participants who pre-registered will enjoy a complimentary lunch and all will experience educational exhibits, health screenings, guest speakers, dancing, Bingo and much more.

11/4/2013
LIHEAP Subsidy Program Begins November 12th
The annual program that helps low income residents of Louisville with their utility bills begins Nov. 12. LIHEAP, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, is operated by Community Action Partnership part of Louisville Metro Community Services and Revitalization. The Subsidy Phase of LIHEAP will run this year from Nov. 12 through Dec. 19.

10/31/2013
Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Free Budgeting Classes and Informational Sessions in Shawnee
Neighborhood Place locations across Jefferson County offer free, valuable workshops and services year-round which are open to the community. Below are some of the highlighted events for November which include several budgeting classes, three information sessions about major revitalization work being done in the Shawnee neighborhood, as well as a link to a new video highlighting the work at Neighborhood Place.

10/30/2013
Shawnee Revitalization Plan
To strengthen the neighborhood, keep people in their homes and reduce vacant properties, Mayor Greg Fischer today joined community leaders to announce the start of a project to renovate homes and revitalize key areas of Louisville’s historic Shawnee neighborhood.

10/25/2013
2013 Neighborhood Place Annual Day
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. Nearly 400 individuals and many partner groups are expected to attend Oct. 25, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. at the Marriott Louisville East, 1903 Embassy Square Blvd.

10/23/2013
Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
To help prevent childhood lead poisoning, the Lead Safe Louisville Project is sponsoring free lead inspections to qualified homeowners. Lead Safe Louisville joins in National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, Oct. 20 – 26, to promote the importance of testing your home, testing your child, and learning how to prevent lead poisoning’s serious health effects.

10/21/2013
Pre-Enrollment for LIHEAP Resumes
Pre-enrollment for the Subsidy Phase of LIHEAP (the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) for elderly and disabled residents of Jefferson County resumes this Wed., Oct. 23. Early registration opportunities are only for Jefferson County residents within 130% of the federal poverty guideline who are elderly (60 years or older) or disabled receiving social security, SSI, pension or Black Lung benefits.

10/9/2013
Louisville Metro RSVP Receives National Honor for Volunteer Service
Louisville Metro RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) was recognized as a 2013 National Service Impact Award honoree by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) during the AmeriCorps 20th Anniversary kick-off ceremony in Washington, D.C., on September 20, 2013.

10/8/2013
2013 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 2013 Project Homeless Connect/VA Stand Down, Wed. Oct. 9. Resources available at the event will include food, clothing, medical evaluations, help with employment, education and benefit services, and many other forms of assistance.

10/1/2013
Neighborhood Place Partners to Offer Valuable Events in October
Neighborhood Place locations across Jefferson County are proud to help offer several valuable services and events in October including a six-week nutritional workshop, an educational baby shower, and two celebrations in honor of the 20th anniversary of Neighborhood Place.

9/25/2013
Volunteers Needed for Louisville's Meals on Wheels Program
Louisville Metro Government's Meals on Wheels Program is seeking drivers to help deliver meals to elderly throughout Louisville. The need for reliable volunteers across the community who have their own transportation is ongoing, with a special focus of filling several vacancies in the Western and Southwestern parts of the city.

9/24/2013
Pre-Register for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
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 Tuesday, October 1, 2013. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides financial assistance to help income eligible citizens pay utility bills.

9/23/2013
LIHEAP Vendor Solicitation for 2013-14 Season

9/5/2013
Neighborhood Place Offers a Restock Festival for School Supplies, a Homeownership Workshop and Other
Neighborhood Place locations across Jefferson County are proud to help offer several valuable events each month. Below are the highlighted events for September including a “Restock Festival” for school supplies, a workshop to prepare for homeownership and a six week healthy cooking series.

8/23/2013
City's "Portland Pride" Project Renovating Homes, Revitalizing Portland Neighborhood
The owners of a renovated home joined Mayor Greg Fischer, Congressman John Yarmuth and other community leaders today to mark the progress of a major revitalization effort underway in Portland.

8/14/2013
Bank On Louisville Celebrates Third Anniversary
Local banks and credit unions, and other community partners gathered today to celebrate the successful third year of Bank On Louisville, a program that helps lower-income families and individuals achieve financial stability and success.

8/1/2013
Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Back to School Events in August
Neighborhood Place locations across Jefferson County are proud to help sponsor numerous Back to School events this summer. More than 5,000 students will be assisted with backpacks, school supplies and other valuable resources to help them prepare for the start of a new school year. Also offered this month is a free educational baby shower for expectant mothers, and a teen violence prevention meeting open to youth between 12 and 17 years old.

7/3/2013
Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Free, Valuable Events in July
Neighborhood Place locations across Jefferson County offer free, valuable workshops and services year-round which are open to the community. Below are some of the highlighted events for July which include two training-to-employment opportunities, three financial education workshops and a Back to School festival. 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.

6/21/2013
Summer Youth Service Programs Awarded Funds
The Louisville Out-of-School Time (OST) Coordinating Council awarded $70,104 in grants to 15 community organizations to help make the summer a time of learning. The funds will help support reading programs, academic camps and enrichment activities for about 800 children.

6/14/2013
Living Cities Grant Boosts Financial Empowerment Efforts in Louisville
Social service providers and civic leaders today marked the completion of a grant that will help add financial empowerment to services provided to Louisville’s most at-risk residents including the homeless. Through the $164,000 Living Cities grant, awarded to Louisville Metro Community Services and Revitalization (CSR), 13 homeless service agencies helped develop tools and resources that will increase access to financial education and empowerment opportunities for Louisville’s most vulnerable citizens.

6/4/2013
Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Free Financial Classes, a Youth Job Fair and Other Events in June
Neighborhood Place locations across Jefferson County offer free, valuable workshops and services year-round which are open to the community. Below are some of the highlighted events for June which include two financial education workshops, a Job Fair for youth in South Louisville as well information about upcoming "Back to School" events. 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.

5/30/2013
Special Landbank Authority Meeting on June 6th
Regularly scheduled meetings of the Louisville and Jefferson County Landbank Authority, Inc. are held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m. As a quorum was not established at the May 23rd meeting, a Special Meeting of the Landbank Authority Board of Directors will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 3:00 pm.

5/30/2013
Former U of L Basketball Star - Angel McCoughtry - Presents Awards to Louisville Youth
Angel McCoughtry, former University of Louisville basketball star, returned to Louisville today to present awards to area youth for their dedication to education and community service. The Angel McCoughtry Dream Foundation issued a challenge to Louisville youth this past spring to stay committed to education and to become active in the community through service, highlighting the city’s recent efforts to stem violence.

5/21/2013
Summer Food Service Program begins June 10th - Closed Enrolled Site Listing
The Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership (CAP), part of the Department of Community Services and Revitalization, 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. The income guidelines for reduced-price meals by family size are listed on the attached link.) Children who are part of households that receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly foods stamps) benefits, or benefits under the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR), or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) are automatically eligible to receive free meals.

5/21/2013
Summer Food Service Program begins June 10th - Open Site Listing
The Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership (CAP), part of the Department of Community Services and Revitalization, 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 the meal service.

5/1/2013
Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Valuable Events and Services in May
Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer valuable events and services in May including a resume writing lab, several free financial education workshops, four educational baby showers as well as a labor and delivery/breastfeeding class. 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

4/26/2013
Nine New Homes in Smoketown Receive National Green Certification
The Louisville Metro Housing Authority announced today that the development of nine new homes in the Smoketown neighborhood has received the Enterprise Green Communities’ national certification for homebuilding and design. The nines homes – eight in the 500 block of East Breckinridge Street and one on South Shelby Street – are the first to receive this certification in Kentucky. The certification honors the development for incorporating numerous "Green" building practices, such as water conservation, energy efficiency, the use of materials beneficial to the environment, the creation of a healthy living environment and the use of green practices in operation and maintenance.

4/11/2013
Public Hearing - Action Plan 2013
The Department of Community Services and Revitalization will hold a Public Hearing Tuesday, April 23, 2013. The hearing is for citizen comments on Louisville Metro’s Draft 2013 Action Plan.The Public Meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. and will be held in the Mayor’s Gallery, 527 W. Jefferson Street, 4 th floor.

4/8/2013
Neighborhood Place Promotes Child Abuse Prevention Month
April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month, and Neighborhood Place is helping to raise awareness about what individuals, communities and organizations across Louisville can do to prevent child abuse and neglect. On April 17, special activities are planned at all eight Neighborhood Place locations with the goal of educating staff and the residents they serve. Mayor Greg Fischer has honored these efforts by proclaiming April 17 as "Neighborhood Place Child Abuse Prevention Day."

4/1/2013
Neighborhood Place Partners to Offer Valuable Events in April
Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer free workshops and unique events in April including a “Smart Money” series and a healthy baby shower, plus a Prom Shop Project to collect gently used dresses for students needing help with prom. Special activities are also planned at several sites on April 17 to recognize National Child Abuse Prevention Awareness Month. 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.

3/22/2013
Support a Senior in March
On behalf of the National March for Meals campaign, Louisville Metro Senior Nutrition is encouraging all residents to "Support a Senior" this month by reaching out to seniors citizens in need. Supporting a senior can take many forms such as checking on the well-being of elderly neighbors and relatives – especially those who don’t have a broad support system -- and connecting them with community resources, like Meals on Wheels.

3/5/2013
Louisville's First Financial Empowerment Summit is March 7
Louisville’s first Financial Empowerment Summit will bring together local and national speakers, community leaders, service providers, non-profits and financial institutions who are interested in helping local families become more financially stable.

3/1/2013
Free Tax Services and Other Community Events in March
Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will continue offering free tax preparation in March and other valuable services including a college workshop, foreclosure prevention information, and an opportunity for youth ages 14-19 to participate in a teen pregnancy prevention study.

2/4/2013
Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Free Tax Preparation and Other Events in February
Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer free tax preparation and a wealth of other valuable services in February including free health screenings, a homebuyer workshop and credit planning class, an African American Read In plus an opportunity for youth ages 14-19 to participate in a teen pregnancy prevention study. 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.

1/10/2013
Get Financially Fit in 2013
At the start of the new year, many people make resolutions to improve their lives by getting healthier such as losing weight, eating better, exercising more often, quitting smoking, and more. This year, Bank On Louisville is encouraging Louisvillians to take charge of their financial health too.

1/4/2013
2013 Landbank Authority Meeting Dates
Regularly scheduled meetings of the Louisville and Jefferson County Landbank Authority, Inc. are held on the fourth Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m. Meetings can be canceled for lack of business or if a quorum is not achieved. Special meetings can be held at other times if ever necessary in which case the media will be advised with 24 hour notice.

1/3/2013
Neighborhood Place Partners Offer Valuable Events and Extended Hours
Neighborhood Place locations in Louisville will offer free events and services in January including several WeCare Information Sessions at multiple locations, a mobile health unit, prenatal classes, and financial literacy courses for the entire family. To learn more about these services, including reservations requirements and contact info, please refer to the phone numbers listed by each event or by visiting http://www.louisvilleky.gov/CSR/Calendar/viewall.htm.