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Congressman Yarmuth Announces $3,823,600 for Catholic Charities


HUD funding will go toward affordable housing for seniors

(Washington, DC) Today, Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) announced that Catholic Charities of Louisville will receive $3,823,600 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program, which provides capital advances to build or renovate rental housing for low-income elderly persons and rental subsidies. 

The funding, which Congressman Yarmuth requested from HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson in May, will go toward conversion of the former St. Denis Catholic School into 34 one-bedroom affordable housing units for seniors. 

“I’m extremely thankful for Congressman Yarmuth’s support and advocacy for the St. Denis Project,” said Steve Bogus, Executive Director of Catholic Charities.  “This will be a tremendous boost toward completing a project that will enhance the neighborhood community and preserve a traditional aspect of it, while providing help and creating hope for residents.”

“Ensuring that our seniors have a safe, affordable home for their golden years could not be more important,” Yarmuth said.  “In Louisville, we’re fortunate that Catholic Charities is working to fulfill these needs, and I’m happy that I was able to lend a helping hand to this effort.”

In addition, the renovation of the St. Denis building will include several modifications to enhance the access and safety for its senior residents.  New installations include a sprinkler system and elevator, and each unit will be equipped with a communication system and remote entrance control connected to the front entrance. 

“This funding allows for the opportunity to form additional community partnerships to complete the project,” Bogus added.  “Another exciting aspect is that we will not only preserve, but adaptively reuse a prominent neighborhood site.” 

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