‘Safe Outdoor Space’ for Louisville Homeless Plans to Open by March | News

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – A new community space for people living on the streets in Louisville plans to begin offering its services by March.

The Hope Buss, a nonprofit organization that strives to give back to the Louisville community, will operate the “Safe Outdoor Space,” in which the city said “homeless people can temporarily live outdoors, with access to food, showers and local services”.

The Metro government is using $1.5 million of US bailout funds to purchase the former headquarters of the Archdiocese of Louisville at 212 E. College Street. It will be called “The Village of Hope”.

The safe outdoor area will provide space for up to 60 homeless people and their pets. It will be staffed 24/7 and the design will include a fence surrounded by windbreaks.

“The on-site building, the first phase of it is the ground floor where there will be showers and stuff like that available to residents, but that’s further down the line,” explained Stachelle Bussey, with the Hope Buss, in a virtual reunion on Tuesday.

It will also include outdoor tents, restrooms, and access to services such as housing navigation, addiction counselling, mental health resources, and more.

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