I did it... So can You...
Would you like to own your own home but need some assistance? Habitat for Humanity would love to partner with you in building your dream home. Habitat Houses are well constructed, beautiful homes. Habitat not only builds new homes, but we also rehabilitate existing traditional houses. Habitat for Humanity has built over 300 homes in the Louisville area.
Habitat has several floor plans to choose from 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom homes up to 4 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom homes. Depending on the neighborhood we offer several options of home design. There are also additional options available to you ranging from brick porches and concrete patios to “turned” porch columns, laminate plank flooring and wheelchair accessible entry. Habitat wants to help build the home YOU have been dreaming of owning.
What Are Some Basic Features of a Habitat House?
- New Energy Star rated appliances
- Approximately 1100 square feet
- Covered front porch
- Central Air Conditioning and Heat
- Security System
- Security Doors
Here are some examples of Habitat Houses...
Some of the historic, traditional neighborhoods Habitat builds in are…
California – This neighborhood is located in the west end of Louisville and was settled around 1849, it has a neighborhood association and houses the Brown-Forman warehouse.
Parkland – This neighborhood has been a historic part of Louisville since 1884. Its boundaries are 34th Street on the west, West Broadway on the north, Woodland Avenue on the south and 26th Street on the east.
Portland – This neighborhood and former independent town is located two miles northwest of downtown Louisville and was established in 1811. In its early days it was the largest of the six major settlements at the Falls of the Ohio River. Its modern boundaries are the Ohio River to the north, 10th Street to the east, Market Street to the south, and the Shawnee Golf Course to the west. For more historical information on Portland, click here
Russell – This neighborhood developed in the 1870’s includes a large number of Victorian mansions, antebellum churches, Western Branch Library, businesses and historic schools. Also, it was named after renowned African American educator Harvey Clarence Russell Sr.
Smoketown – This neighborhood was named from the large number of (smoke-producing) kilns in the area during its early brick-making days. It is located one mile southeast of downtown Louisville.
Oldham County– Oldham County is located on Interstate 71 just 25 miles northeast of Louisville, Kentucky and less than 100 miles southwest of Cincinnati, Ohio. It is an area of remarkable economic growth, great for business and boasts the lowest unemployment rate in the state and the highest per capita income.
If you would like to learn more about qualifying for a Habitat House, click here.