About Us

The Louisville Metro Affordable Housing Trust Fund (LAHTF) was created by Metro Council as a way for Louisville to invest additional local public funds to address the affordable housing shortage for individuals such as working families, seniors, people with disabilities, veterans or others whose wages are not enough to maintain a stable place to live. A place to call home opens the door to opportunity and the whole community does better when everyone has a decent place to call home.


Frequently Asked Questions

What does the LAHTF do?

The LATHF facilitates the development and rehabilitation of decent, affordable housing by making grants and loans, providing technical support, and enabling builders and developers to construct affordable housing with less financial risk.

Who can apply for a grant or loan from the LAHTF?

The LAHTF makes grants and loans to for-profit and not-for-profit developers, not to individuals.

Who benefits?

Stable, decent, affordable housing for working families benefits homeowners, renters, neighborhoods, business and the community at large:
  • businesses that require a stable workforce;
  • neighborhoods that have been devastated by the foreclosure and vacant property crisis;
  • working families that need decent affordable housing and basic economic security;
  • and the community as a whole, due to the economic impact of the LAHTF and reduced crisis-care expenses related to unaffordable housing. Funds invested in the LAHTF leverage millions of additional dollars into the Louisville economy.

How can I help the LAHTF help my community?

The Louisville Metro Affordable Housing Trust Fund, Inc. is a not-for-profit corporation that welcomes charitable contributions of currency and/or property.


Are you Interested in serving on the board?

All board members are appointed by the Mayor based on criteria created by Metro Council. If you would like to apply to serve, click the link to make an application for the LAHTF.

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