Advocacy

A Commonwealth whose every man, woman, and child has a safe, decent, energy-efficient, affordable place to live.

Kentucky Habitat for Humanity recently launched 2020 HOUSING VISION, a three-year, multi-partner, collaborative affordable housing initiative by housing providers working together to improve the lives of Kentuckians in need. The project was launched during a press conference and rally for affordable housing in the Kentucky State Capitol Rotunda February 5, 2018.

2020 HOUSING VISION is a call to action in Kentucky. It’s a call for ADVOCACY, COMPASSION and CONSTRUCTION of affordable housing not just for some, but for all our neighbors in need. 2020 HOUSING VISION was launched because THE NEED IS SO GREAT – one in four Kentucky families faces the threat of poverty housing. One quarter of the state’s 4.4 million residents need help. U.S. Census data indicates more than a million people – nearly 1.2 million Kentuckians – do not have access to affordable housing.

For Kentucky’s children, the reality is especially dire. While one of every five children in the United States lacks adequate resources and lives in poverty, in Kentucky, it’s one in every four. 2020 HOUSING VISION was launched by Kentucky Habitat for Humanity in collaboration with dozens of affordable housing advocates – supporters and providers – who have joined together because they know there is greater STRENGTH IN NUMBERS.
Kentucky Habitat for Humanity believes in the power of partnership. No single housing provider can eliminate poverty housing. But working together, more than has ever been accomplished before can be done.

2020 HOUSING VISION was launched in 2018 and will continue through 2020. The project partners hope to establish a sustainable MODEL OF COLLABORATIVE AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING development that can be implemented anywhere.

Frequently Asked Questions

It’s both. It’s an initiative by supporters and providers of affordable housing to create a project that will accelerate the construction of affordable housing and increase access to it for the more than one million Kentuckians in need of a safe, decent, energy-efficient and affordable place to live.

The founding project partners are Kentucky Habitat for Humanity, FAHE, Kentucky Housing Corporation, Affordable Housing Program of Lexington, CrossRoads Missions, Winterwood Property Management, Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky, CSRA, Community Ventures, Next Step Affordable Housing, New Directions Housing Corporation, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville, Lexington Habitat for Humanity, Habitat for Humanity of Hopkins County, Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation and AU Associates.

2020 HOUSING VISION will use two, statewide housing need assessment surveys – one at the beginning of 2018 and one at the end of 2020 – to assess impact. The surveys are by the University of Kentucky Gatton School of Economics and Business for the Kentucky Housing Corporation.

Project partners – both non-profit and for-profit housing agencies and providers – will accelerate construction of all types of affordable housing, from homeless shelters to single-family homes.

Project partners will use traditional and non-traditional methods of construction to accelerate the production and availability of affordable housing for repairs, rehabilitation and recycling of existing housing stock and the creation of new rental, single-family homes and multi-family units. Some new, more cost-effective construction methods will be used to create cargo homes and tiny house communities among other non-traditional approaches under development now.

Advisory Committee

Edwin King
Kentucky Housing Corporation

Chief Executive Officer

Donald Mullineaux
Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati

Chairman, Board of Directors

Mary Shearer
Kentucky Habitat for Humanity

Executive Director

Jim King
Federation of Appalachian Housing Enterprises (FAHE)

President

Holly Wiedemann
AU Associates

Founding Principal and President

Lee Colten
Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence

Division of Efficiency and Conservation

Steering Committee

Adrienne Bush
Homeless and Housing Coalition of KY

Executive Director

Rachel Childress
Lexington Habitat for Humanity

Chief Executive Officer

Heath Duncan
Kentucky Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Hopkins County and Board Secretary

Stacey Epperson
Next Step Affordable Housing

President and Founder

Lori Flanery
New Directions Housing Corporation

President and CEO

Marilyn S. Harris
Office of Housing and Community Development, Develop Louisville/Louisville Forward

Program Manager

Brian Snively
CrossRoads Missions

Help Build Hope Director

Brenda Weaver
Housing and Multi-Family: Community Ventures
Business Development: ehome America

President, Vice President

Zach Worsham
Winterwood Property Mgmt.

Principal

Lyle S. Hanna
Hanna Resource Group

President and Owner

Andrew Isaacs
CSRA

Senior Analyst

Wilma Kelley
Beattyville Housing and Development

Executive Director

Rob Locke
Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville

Chief Executive Officer

Tom Manning-Beavin
KY Highlands Investment Corporation

Director of Housing

Rick McQuady
Affordable Housing Program of Lexington

Manager

Mindy Shannon Phelps
Kentucky Habitat for Humanity and 2020 HOUSING VISION

Project Director

Vonda Poynter
Federation of Appalachian Housing Enterprises

Senior Vice President of Membership

Amy Smith
Kentucky Housing Corporation

Deputy Executive Director

Project Partners

Project Sponsors

Target

PNC

KHC

FHLB of Cincinnati

USDA Rural Development

Oak Hill Fund

Stites & Harbison LLC

Limestone Bank

Hanna Resources

KY Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Fifth-Third Bank

Home Depot Foundation

Habitat for Humanity

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