Friday, August 30, 2013

Portland Pride Project in Louisville

The Louisville government is turning their attention to the Portland neighborhood through the Portland Pride Project, which aims to renovate homes and revitalize the neighborhood. Seventy five homes in the historic neighborhood have been selected to receive renovations as part of the initiative, which is focused on preserving home ownership, strengthening the neighborhood and increasing economic development opportunities.

The revitalization effort is funded by $2 million in federal Community Development Block Grant funds that were awarded when Portland was selected to be Louisville's first Neighborhood Revitalization Strategy Area in 2011.  This award came as a result of Portland meeting federal criteria as a distressed neighborhood. The NSRA focuses on rehabbing the exteriors of homes and making facade improvements, resolving property code violations and reducing lead paint in homes.

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