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$1.2 Million Federal Grant Will Enable Louisville Nonprofit to Make Seniors Housing Improvements | WDRB News

By meerna Jun11,2024

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — A large federal donation will help Louisville residents age 62 and older stay in their homes.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development presented a large check to New Directions on Tuesday, donating $1.2 million to the Louisville affordable housing nonprofit. The grant comes from HUD’s Green and Resilient Modernization Program.

New Directions has over 900 units throughout Louisville, housing over 1,000 people. Lori Hudson Flanery, president and CEO of New Directions, said the average resident is a young mother who makes less than $10,000 a year.

They previously held “Repair Scandal” events to help beautify the facade. Tuesday’s donation aims to help seniors living in low-income areas stay in their homes by improving their interiors. The updates will help reduce the risk of falls with improvements such as shower grab bars and mobility improvements.

“It’s also about safe and high-quality affordable housing, which is why HUD’s celebration of this investment is so exciting,” Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg said Tuesday. “It helps seniors – some of the most vulnerable in our community – gain safer places to live.”

Home repair updates are free for eligible seniors.

Earlier this year, New Directions received a separate $6.36 million grant for energy-efficient renovations of its Directions Apartments, a complex of 106 affordable apartments spread over 13 locations in the city.

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