The Coalition for the Homeless has partnered with Metro Louisville Government, local providers and community leaders to create and track progress on a plan to end homelessness. In 2012, this plan was updated to include new goals outlined in “Opening Doors,” the federal plan to end homelessness created by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness. Click here to go to the 2016-2020 Blueprint to End Homelessness.
The Coalition for the Homeless establishes annual legislative priorities each year and works to effect legislative change on these issues in order to improve the lives of the poor and homeless in Louisville. Click below on issues to link to policy statements on each one.
Metro Louisville Homeless Legislative Priorities
- Expand Medicaid Uses to Include Supportive Housing Service
- Provide Full Funding for the Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund
- Increase the Minimum Wage to a Livable Wage
- Statewide Landlord Tenants Rights Law
- Payday Lending Cap
There are many ways you can get involved and advocate for the needs of our poor and homeless neighbors. Feel free to use the policy statements above to write, call or email your legislators about the things that are important to you.
You can follow Kentucky legislative issues through Bill Watch. To access this service, go to: http://Kentucky.gov/services/billwatch/
You can leave messages for your Kentucky State Senator and/or Representative through the Legislative Message Line at 1-800-372-7181.
You can contact your Metro Council Representative at www.louisvilleky.gov/metrocouncil.
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