Catholic Charities receives national recognition for housing work

Catholic Charities of Louisville and the Housing Partnership, Inc., were recognized recently by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Catholic Charities, which often works with the Housing Partnership, was commended for its efforts to transform former Catholic school buildings into affordable housing for seniors. Catholic Charities’ most recent project was the St. Bartholomew Senior Apartments, 2036 Buechel Bank Road, which opened in December 2012.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development commended Catholic Chatities’ work to maintain the original archetictural features of the buildings while “implementing modern day green features such as solar hot water systems, rain gardens, energy star rated appliances and HVAC systems, waste diversion systems, etc.”

Catholic Charities of Louisville, along with Housing Partnership Inc., have developed two tax credit properties and are responsible for bringing more than 200 senior housing units to Louisville.

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