Louisville outdoor space for the homeless could open next month | News

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – The city’s outdoor space for the homeless community is about to open.

This week, crews began installing plumbing on the Old Louisville property.

The Secure Outdoor Space says “The Village of Hopewill provide space for up to 50 homeless residents. It will include outdoor tents, showers, toilets and access to services such as housing navigation, addictions counselling, resources in mental health, etc.

Last month, the city announced the nonprofit organization The Bus of Hope will monitor the property. It is located at 212 East College Street, near South Brook Street.

Aerial view of Hope Village in Louisville, Ky.

Angel Todd, operations manager for The Hope Buss, said once the plumbing is complete, adding electricity will be next.

“We did all the stuff behind the scenes and prepared things and finally seeing the work being done on site to prepare just warmed our hearts,” Todd said.

The Hope Village will serve as a space for people to stay out who don’t want to enter one of Louisville’s homeless shelters.

Todd said the tents for the installation arrived on Monday. She said tents will soon be placed outside on platforms for residents. She hopes The Hope Village will be open in March.

For more information on The Hope Buss and its involvement with The Hope Village, Click here.

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