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 Louisville Metro Housing Authority on receiving the Kentucky Housing Corporation Innovative Solutions: Energy Efficiency—Urban Award for the redevelopment of a 70-year-old public housing property, requiring a decade to complete. It is a multi-phase project known as Sheppard Square. This revitalization required extensive collaboration between neighborhood residents, community stakeholders, public schools, and various other partners including the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, to create or preserve 310 energy efficient housing units. Sheppard Square is a U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED Homes Certified, LEED Neighborhood Development, and Enterprise Community Partners – Enterprise Green Community Certified, and ENERGY STAR certified.
A park within Sheppard Square features the renown “Boxing Glove” sculpture by Louisville artist Ed Hamilton as a tribute to Muhammad Ali who trained in the original Smoketown neighborhood.
Sherman Carter Barnhart has worked with LMHA since 2003 and we are honored to have been a part of this incredible transformation.