Should be completed by Summer 2017
RICHMOND, Ky. (Aug. 31, 2016) — Construction has begun on the $9.5 million Eastern Scholar House at Eastern Kentucky University to provide housing for single parents. The facility is expected to open in summer 2017.
Residents in the 36 two-bedroom apartments will have access to an on-site, certified child development facility for up to 80 children, case management services, life skills workshops and nearby services and amenities on EKU’s Richmond campus. They also will have and access to various programs related to parenting skills, management of family resources, nutrition, work skills, problem solving and job search techniques. Most of the services are free. Housing and childcare costs are based on income.
The Eastern Scholar House will increase self-sufficiency and combat generational poverty by removing some of the barriers to affordable housing and child care costs that are an impediment to increased education, job attainment, and independence.
To participate in the Scholar House educational program, participants must be at least 18 years of age, be eligible for a Housing Choice Voucher, and be full-time students.