Housing http://wfpl.org en Smoketown's Sheppard Square Gets Fresh Start http://wfpl.org/post/smoketowns-sheppard-square-gets-fresh-start <p>Efforts to revitalize the Smoketown neighborhood’s Sheppard Square housing development are nearing completion and residents are beginning to move into new apartments.</p><p>The $96.5 million renovation began in 2012 and is the third Hope VI project in Louisville. <a href="http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/public_indian_housing/programs/ph/hope6">Hope VI</a>&nbsp;is a federally led effort aimed at eradicating distressed public housing.&nbsp; Nearly $22 million for the project came from federal funds.</p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 01:10:09 +0000 Jacob Ryan 8830 at http://wfpl.org Smoketown's Sheppard Square Gets Fresh Start Two Full-Time Minimum Wage Jobs Needed to Pay for a 2-Bedroom Apartment in Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/two-full-time-minimum-wage-jobs-needed-pay-2-bedroom-apartment-louisville <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisvillians&nbsp;must earn $14.07 per hour at a full-time job to afford the $731 cost for a two-bedroom apartment in the metro area, said a<a href="http://nlihc.org/oor/2013/KY"> recent study</a> from the National Low Income Housing Coalition.</span></p><p>Louisville minimum-wage earners need nearly two full-time jobs to cover those rent costs—a difficult proposition for single parents.</p> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 16:04:25 +0000 Joseph Lord 4572 at http://wfpl.org Two Full-Time Minimum Wage Jobs Needed to Pay for a 2-Bedroom Apartment in Louisville