Habitat for Humanity

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Jul 15, 2019

This group's name is a question for the ages: "What's Next EKY"?

Details of their recent survey looking for ideas and concerns in the region.  We hear from two on the frontlines of coping with a rising level of domestic violence in Madison County: Richmond Detective Stuart Adams and Jennifer Lainhart, director of Hope's Wings Domestic Violence Shelter.

And, the economy is booming for some, yet so many in Kentucky find affordable home ownership out of the question. Why? Our question for Mary Shearer, director of Kentucky Habitat for Humanity and Rachel Childress, director of Habitat's Lexington affiliate. 

Contact: Tom Martin at es@eku.edu or leave voicemail at 859-622-9358  

Stu Johnson

Kentucky Habitat for Humanity is launching a three-year initiative aimed at accelerating construction of affordable housing.  Habitat is joining about 50 non-profit housing providers.  The formal announcement of the 2020 Housing Vision project came Monday at the state capitol.

Governor Matt Bevin says the Commonwealth’s homelessness problem is troubling.  “Kentucky has more homeless students per capita than any state in America.  What a tragic and terrible statistic to lead the nation in.  This is why this matters.  Every single bit of it matters,” said Bevin.

Affordable Housing on Eastern Standard

Apr 23, 2014
Charles Bertram / Lexington Herald-Leader

  On April 11th, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray named the city's first director of the Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention, a newly created office. This comes after the announcement earlier this year that $3 million of the city's $13 million surplus would be allotted for affordable housing and 500,000 for homeless initiatives.