Earlier this year, WFPL reported that Habitat for Humanity received city funds to set up a new headquarters in the Portland neighborhood:
The latest city budget allocates 400 thousand federal and local dollars to Habitat. The organization is currently raising 2.5 million dollars to renovate the Portland building. Director Rob Locke says the new headquarters will house Habitat’s administrative offices, thrift store donations and storage and a construction shop. With that city money, he says work on the facility could begin as early as next month.
“We already have enough to acquire the building, which is done and we have enough to renovate the office space and get our office people over there,” he says. “And we’re really close to having enough money to have the shop and to get the Re-store distribution center up.”
LEO is reporting that the new facility will open next week.
The official opening of the new facility will be held on October 5 at 10:30 a.m. at 1631 Rowan Street, where the non-profit will have about 40,000 square feet and additional office space to house Family Services & Outreach, Administration and Development.
“It took Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville 24 years to build our first 300 houses,” says executive director Rob Locke, . “We want to build our next 300 in less than 10 years. This new headquarters and construction facility will go a long way in helping us to achieve that. Needless to say, we’re very excited.”