2012 State of Metropolitan Housing Report Release
The Metropolitan Housing Coalition releases the 2012 State of Metropolitan Housing Report (SMHR), at a press conference and forum on Thursday, November 29th at noon at the Mayor’s Gallery, 4th floor of the Metro Hall, 527 West Jefferson Street, Louisville, KY. It is free and open to the public.
Nov 29, 2012
from 12:00 pm to 02:00 pm
|Where||Mayor's Gallery (527 W. Jefferson St.)|
|Contact Name||Metropolitan Housing Coalition|
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MHC releases the 2012 State of Metropolitan Housing Report (SMHR), at a press conference and forum on Thursday, November 29th at noon at the Mayor’s Gallery, 4th floor of the Metro Hall, 527 West Jefferson Street, Louisville, KY. It is free and open to the public.
The SMHR examines nine housing indicators that MHC tracks to assess annual progress on affordable housing opportunities in the 13-county metropolitan area including foreclosures, homeownership rates, homelessness, and renters with excessive cost burden, among other topics. The report clearly demonstrates Metropolitan Louisville’s growing need for safe, fair, and affordable housing.
For the first time, the SMHR includes data on the number of children experiencing homelessness in the MSA’s public school systems; before MHC reported only on Jefferson County Public Schools.
The focus topic of this year’s report is vacant properties and their impact on the community as well as current efforts and best practices that will address this issue. MHC drills down into the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, a federal program designed to address the issue of vacant properties, and how it was used in Louisville.
The report is made possible by the generous support of: Louisville Metro Department of Community Services and Revitalization; Louisville Metro Council Neighborhood Development Fund- with thanks to Metro Councilmembers Marianne Butler, Attica Woodson Scott, Tina Ward Pugh, Glen Stuckel, Stuart Benson, Robin Engel, Jon Ackerson, Cheri Bryant Hamilton, Attica Woodson Scott, Tom Owen, David Yates, Kelly Downard, David Tandy, and Mary Woolridge ; PNC Bank; Fifth Third Bank; and the Gannett Foundation.