Awards honoring excellence and innovation in affordable housing were presented at the 2016 Kentucky Affordable Housing Conference in Louisville, which was held October 18-19.
The awards honor innovative techniques and strategies used by Kentucky Housing Corporation partners to meet the needs of Kentuckians. “Kentucky Housing Corporation and our partners are committed to helping others achieve affordable housing so they have more opportunities to provide stability and success for their families.” said KHC’s Executive Director Kathryn Peters. “We are proud to recognize the programs, because innovative housing initiatives have lasting impacts for many Kentuckians who are in need of quality housing.”
Congratulations to the Lexington Fayette Urban County Housing Authority on receiving Kentucky Housing Corporation Innovative Solutions: Housing Preservation Award for recreating an aging community. After three decades, a 206 unit family public housing development – Pimlico Apartments was in dire need of rehabilitation. With the possibility of demolition, this project was thought to be the place of last resort for families with no other options. With tremendous leadership, planning, and the engagement of multiple stakeholders, the newly redeveloped Centre Meadows is now a thriving community.
Sherman Carter Barnhart has worked with the Lexington Fayette Urban County Housing Authority since 1986 designing thousands of affordable homes and revitalizing dozens of neighborhoods within the Lexington Community. Centre Meadows is the first U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Rental Assistance Demonstration project to be completed.