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Housing

Reinvest and Recycle Thousands of Abandoned Properties and Vacant Lots

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REINVEST AND RECYCLE THOUSANDS OF ABANDONED PROPERTIES AND VACANT LOTS The Metropolitan Housing Coalition has documented the societal cost of redlining in Louisville: 22,000 Black families who should be homeowners are not.  We [...]

Invest/Divest

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TOP-TO-BOTTOM EXTERNAL REVIEW OF LMPD AND INVEST/DIVEST Updated: July 24, 2020 We incorporate our earlier demands and request a top-to-bottom review of LMPD. While we find the Mayor’s request to be painfully delayed, [...]

Invest in Black Business Start-up and Expansion Opportunities

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BUSINESS START-UP AND EXPANSION Updated: July 24, 2020 The Black community across Louisville and particularly in the West End needs support to create more jobs through business ownership. New businesses need to start. [...]

Increase Rental Support

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INCREASE RENTAL SUPPORT Across the landscape of housing in Louisville, it is clear that disinvestment, redlining, inequities, and ongoing reductions in funding for all aspects of affordable housing have caused sharp inequities. This [...]

Increase Black Commercial Property and Land Ownership

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY AND LAND OWNERSHIP BY RESIDENTS AND EXISTING WEST END BUSINESS OWNERS The vast majority of commercial and industrial properties and vacant parcels are not owned by West End residents. They are [...]

Improve Eviction Mitigation

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IMPROVE EVICTION MITIGATION Eviction is a threat for all renters financially impacted by COVID-19 layoffs, lockdowns, or even short-term illness. Evictions should not be a permanent housing barrier for families attempting to move [...]

Empower 100 Black Households to Achieve Homeownership by 2022

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EMPOWER 100 BLACK HOUSEHOLDS TO ACHIEVE HOMEOWNERSHIP BY 2022 By June 2022, we want to empower 100 Black households to achieve homeownership through conventional sales, lease-to-own, or other wealth-building strategies. We need to [...]

$50M Black Community Fund

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$50M Black Community Fund For too long, public safety in Louisville has taken a police-centered approach and ignored the possibilities of publicly-resourced, community-led solutions. This initial $50M allocation will allow us to begin [...]

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