In this podcast, “KHC’s New QAP Innovation Pool and Innovative Project Awards” Executive Director, Edwin King, talks with Kentucky Housing Corporation’s Jeremy Ratliff, general counsel and deputy executive director overseeing Legal Services and Compliance and Tracy Thurston, managing director of Multifamily Programs and Asset Management, talk about improvements to the Qualified Allocation Plan and the very first Innovation Pool and the funding awards for four new, exciting, and replicable projects that will meet unique needs.
In this podcast, “Insight and Building on Success with KHC’s Leadership,” Executive Director, Edwin King, talks with KHC’s Board Chair, William E. Summers, V., who has served as Chair since August 2008, about coming through the housing crisis, growing through change and innovation, and addressing housing needs for growing populations.
In October 2016, a Louisville television station aired the story of a veteran who was living in a small shed on his property. The veteran, whose home was destroyed by flood, had been taken advantage of by a construction company that promised to raise his home above flood level and rebuild it. After the company had removed all the brick from the outside and gutted the inside, they took his money and left him with an uninhabitable house. This story captured the attention of many organizations that wanted to help. Representatives from the Greater Louisville Central Labor Council (GLCLC), Kentucky Department of Veterans Affairs (KDVA), Kentucky Habitat for Humanity, United Way, Housing Partnership, Inc. (HPI), and other local organizations began to meet on a regular basis to brainstorm how resources could be merged to help not only this veteran, but also, almost 200 other homeless veterans in the area.
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“Earl” (named changed to protect his privacy) visited the soup kitchen on the day I volunteered to prep and serve food. Trays are counted to track the number of hungry folks who came through for a fresh, hot meal. Some come through the line for another serving or two, because they may not have another meal until the next day or longer, if they are just passing through town. Earl has been coming in routinely for a few months. He is friendly, full of conversation, and shares his smile and gratitude with everyone he meets. Earl reminded me that joy is found within, and that joy can be contagious when freely shared with others…no matter the current status of doing with or doing without. Joy can be shared within a few moments of going through a line.