LOUISVILLE, KY — March 13, 2023
After more than three decades of operating a single-room occupancy program (SRO) for women at Roberts Hall, St. Vincent de Paul Louisville is ending the program in March 2024, so that community resources can be redirected to other types of affordable housing.
Due to the unique challenges of operating SRO permanent housing projects, SVDP is shifting away from these programs. The SRO model has individual rooms with shared kitchens and bathrooms, which make it similar to college dorms. The strategic decision to shift away from this model will allow us to better use our resources to rally around our mission of housing, feeding, and supporting those in need with compassion and dignity.
Jennifer Clark, SVDP’s Chief Operating Officer, said she’s grateful for this program’s partnership with the Archdiocese of Louisville, specifically the parish of St. Elizabeth of Hungary and Louisville Metro Housing Authority (LMHA). “We are appreciative of the partnerships we’ve had over the years. We have helped thousands of women find stability and self-sufficiency through housing assistance and effective case management,” Clark said.
Roberts Hall residents have been notified of this transition and SVDP staff members are working diligently to provide each and every client with the support that they need by gathering housing options and resources to assist them with a positive exit destination. LMHA will make Housing Choice Vouchers available for current residents to find new housing options.
Roberts Hall is an off campus program at 1032 E. Burnett Ave.
At St. Vincent de Paul Louisville, we house, feed, and support those in need with compassion and dignity. We are accredited by the Council on Accreditation, in recognition of the professional, trauma-informed services we provide. More information is available at svdplou.org.
For more information, contact Tony Nochim, Communications and Public Relations Coordinator, at (502) 301-8670; firstname.lastname@example.org.