We provide housing services to households in which someone has HIV/AIDS and came to us homeless or at risk of homelessness. Seventeen of these households live in single-family properties that we own and maintain. In 2019, 85 clients residing in House of Ruth properties received supportive housing services.
For our housing program, the purpose is to help residents eliminate financial and social/emotional barriers that have kept them from getting and maintaining permanent housing. To help residents achieve this goal, we offer support services that include individualized case management, financial assistance and crisis intervention and referrals.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is the primary funder of the agency’s housing programs. Other significant funders include Louisville Metro Government and Metro United Way. In addition to housing, the agency provides case management, emergency financial assistance, substance abuse recovery, children’s programs, and educational workshops and events to promote functional and economic self-sufficiency for those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.