LOUISVILLE, Ky. (October 6, 2015) – Mayor Greg Fischer has appointed Kathy Beach, Roger Bright, Marshall Gazaway, Anne Mayhugh and Curtis Stauffer to the 13-member Board of the Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund (LAHTF), effective Sept. 21.
Beach is senior vice president and director of deposit operations at Stock Yards Bank and represents the banking industry. Bright is a retired real estate developer and represents the Building Industry Association of Louisville. Gazaway is retired from USPS, serves on the Beecher Terrace Residents Council and is the neighborhood association representative. Mayhugh is a realtor with RE/MAX Properties East and is a representative from the Greater Louisville Association of Realtors. Stauffer is executive director of Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky and a representative of low income housing advocates.
LAHTF Board Members are appointed by the mayor and approved by the Metro Council for a term of three
years. Seven of the members must reside west of Interstate I-65 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Expressway), and six of the members reside east of Interstate I-65 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Expressway). The members elect a chair of the Board, who is currently Kevin Dunlap. LAHTF currently has three vacancies on the board and those interested in applying should contact Rachel Hurst at (502) 637-5372 or [email protected]
The Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund was established by a bipartisan act of Metro Council in 2008 as an initiative for Metro Council to invest public funds in the kind of housing our community needs: for people on fixed incomes like seniors and people with serious disabilities; for young families starting out; for veterans; and for working people whose wages are not enough to live in Metro Louisville.
Louisville Metro County Ordinance 40.41- 45 allowed for the creation of the Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund as a private nonprofit agency authorized to receive and disburse monies to organizations dedicated to addressing the need for safe affordable homes in Louisville.
Applications are received and evaluated by the LAHTF Program Committee, which includes representatives of Louisville Metro Government’s Department of Community Services and Revitalization and the Mayor’s office, the Louisville Metro Housing Authority, and the Kentucky AHTF, as well as board members of LAHTF. LAHTF also solicits input from Metro Council members representing districts in which projects are proposed, as part of a formal evaluation process.
The Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund is located at 1469 S. 4th Street, Suite 300. For more information, call 502-637-5372, email [email protected], or visit www.louisvilleky.gov/lahtf.