Housing Project Approved
An Invitation to Join Us
We have been awarded funds to build 48 apartments in Henderson, Kentucky. These apartments will provide permanent supportive housing to individuals who struggle to live independently because of a disability. If your organization wants to be a part of the services provided, we welcome you to join us as we create this unique community. You can read more about the project below and contact us to be a part of this new adventure.
Supportive Housing that Promotes Independence
Elevate, in partnership with Equal Development, LLC and Valenti Property Management, is planning to develop a residential community that will create a culture of support and independence for individuals with disabilities. In August of 2023, the team applied for funding to construct 48 residential units within Henderson County. Elevate will construct a new facility on the campus of the residential community and offer supports to individuals to help them lead a more independent life.
38 apartments in the community will offer permanent supportive housing services and accept referrals through the coordinated entry process. One of the main purposes of coordinated entry is to ensure that people with the most severe service needs and levels of vulnerability are prioritized for housing and homeless assistance. Individuals who qualify for permanent supportive housing have a disability that presents a significant health barrier, behavioral health challenges or functional impairments which require a significant level of support to maintain permanent housing.
10 units will be set aside for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, who are on their journey to an independent life but need modest supports. All residents will be able to access supports through Elevate and other community partners.
Creating a Community of Support
Residents in the community will have opportunities for socialization, mentorship, and group activities that build strong relationships among neighbors.
Creating a Path to Independence
Individuals with disabilities that create a barrier to independence will have access to housing based case managers who will create a person-centered program of supports to help each resident reach milestones toward living independently.
Coming Together to Achieve Success
We elevate our community by elevating each other. Community service organizations are invited to participate in all aspects of residential life and support services. Designated space for organizations to have a continual presence will be available.
Elevate WKY has partnered with the following organizations to provide services that many of the project’s tenants will require.
River Valley Behavioral Health: mental health assessment, targeted case management, long term waiver case management, therapy, and substance use services.
BrightView Health: medical, clinical, and case management services to eligible project tenants struggling with the disease of addiction.
Deaconess Cross Pointe Behavioral Health: mental health urgent care, inpatient services, outpatient services, drug and alcohol treatment services, youth services, and medication management services.
Health First Community Health Center: Primary care, behavioral health, diabetes management, pediatrics, women’s health, nutrition therapy, weight management, skin care and optometry.
Audubon Kids Zone: educational and social support services for youth/family.
Finding Independence Through Employment
Residents will have access to employment services. Job Development, employment search and interview skills services. Once a resident finds employment, they will have access to ongoing supports to ensure they find long term success in their job placement.