To reserve a shelter bed for the night, call the Single Point of Entry office at the Coalition for the Homeless at (502) 637-BEDS (2337). The Single Point of Entry staff takes calls seven days a week from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Call this number to reserve a bed in an emergency shelter. They will direct you to the shelter that has an available bed that meets your needs.
St. Vincent de Paul’s housing applications are also being handled through the Coalition for the Homeless/Common Assessment. To be assessed for permanent housing opportunities, call (502) 637-BEDS (2337) and ask about the Common Assessment.
Ozanam Inn Men’s Shelter
Ozanam Inn is a men’s homeless shelter that allows men to stay 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It has 50 emergency, overnight bunk beds for men who would otherwise be on the streets. The shelter offers professional case management to homeless men. In partnership with the Veterans Administration, St. Vincent de Paul Louisville also offers case management and private rooms to 20 homeless veterans. [1034 S. Jackson St.; (502) 584-2480, ext. 241.]
We have two apartment complexes to which prospective tenants can apply directly:
Tranquil House is a Section 8 permanent housing complex with 12 single bedroom units. To be eligible to apply for residency in these apartments, prospective tenants should either have a diagnosis of a severe mental illness or be over age 62. St. Vincent de Paul offers case management to tenants, and tenants are able to use the resources and assistance available on our campus. If you are interested in living in Tranquil House, complete the application below and submit it with a copy of your Social Security Card and photo ID to our offices at 1015-C S. Preston St., Louisville, KY 40203 (Attn: Associate Director of Permanent Housing). We maintain a waiting list for eligible applicants and you will be contacted when an open unit is available.
Roberts Hall is a Section 8 permanent housing complex with 24 Single Room Occupancy units for women where residents have a private bedroom and share common spaces and facilities. To be eligible to apply for residency in this complex, prospective tenants must be women who are living in substandard housing. St. Vincent de Paul provides case management to help tenants become self-sufficient, and tenants are able to use the resources and assistance available on our campus. If you are interested in living in Roberts Hall, complete the application below and submit it with a copy of your Social Security Card, copy of your Birth Certificate, copy of your TB card, copy of your photo ID, and documentation that your current housing is substandard, to Roberts Hall at 1032 E. Burnett Ave., Louisville, KY 40217 (Attn: Program Manager). We maintain a waiting list for eligible applicants, and you should call (502) 636-3549 once a week to maintain your place on the waiting list until a unit becomes available.
SVDP Homes on Campus
Ten single-bedroom apartments for individuals who have experienced homelessness and have a disability are located on the SVDP campus. In addition, the campus has 12 two-bedroom and eight three-bedroom apartments for families who have experienced homelessness and have a disability, and their children. Case management services are available for all.
DePaul Apartments provides permanent supportive housing for 12 homeless families. With guidance from a staff case manager, these resident families work to address specific goals and objectives designed to help them become self-sufficient.
The St. Vincent de Paul Louisville campus includes a 24-room single room occupancy (SRO) that serves 18- to 24-year-olds as they transition to their own apartment. Operated in partnership with Home of the Innocents, SVDP offers a safe and supportive environment for young adults that have experienced homelessness to find safe, affordable housing quickly.
Off-Site Supportive Housing
St. Vincent de Paul case managers also provide support to formerly homeless families and adults who live in off-site housing. Clients are encouraged to address barriers to their independence and strive to lead productive, self-sufficient lives.
St. Vincent de Paul Louisville conducts business in accordance with federal and local fair housing laws. We do not discriminate against any person based on race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, gender, familial status, or sexual orientation.
Programs list last updated February 9, 2023.