Virtual Exhibit


Simply Home is a campaign about how affordable housing creates good neighbors.

Who are faces of affordable housing in your community?

Are they teachers, police officers, firefighters, paramedics and medical professionals,
school workers, cosmetologists, others in the workforce, retirees, artists, veterans, and students?

Experience the exhibit and embrace what affordable housing is truly all about…
creating good neighbors and building strong communities… and simply bringing everyone home.


Bring Simply Home to Your Town

Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) curated this exhibit for our town and yours. Organizations serving partner and public audiences may request this exhibit for showings in an accessible place by the public. Civic organizations, libraries, museums, and other places that can accommodate the floor space for the 24-foot by 34-foot exhibit and consider the 4-foot accessibility for compliance with American Disabilities Act are great showcases for the exhibit.

KHC staff will deliver and set up the exhibit onsite, free of charge, as a service to the Commonwealth.



A-4-Dable Home

 

Contributor:

Kentucky Housing Corporation


Sara Nesselrode

Charla Jackson Peter


Barriers to Having a Home

 

Responses surveyed by Kentucky Housing Corporation from statewide housing partners in Kentucky.

 

Designed by: Nathan Hall and Erica Yan


Affordable Housing Spells Success

 

Contributor:

Kentucky Housing Corporation

 

Artist: Ginger Fox


The American Dream –
Homes and Communities of Choice


The Early 20th Century American Dream

"I dreamed of breaking barriers for women. I held the key to my own strength. I was one of the first to ride horses with split skirts rather than side-saddle, I was a postmaster in Appalachia. I was a co-owner of a store that provided fuel, food, and supplies for the community during the Great Depression. I was a strong mother. I was a trend-setter—I took this self-portrait in the 1920s. I lived in an affordable home. I was a great neighbor. I was a face for affordable housing. ~Druscilla Chappell Jackson


 


Scholar House

 

Empowering parents—through gaining secondary education—towards self-sufficiency and success, breaking the cycle of poverty.

 

Lauren, Devon, and Breondra

 

Contributor:

Kentucky Housing Corporation


Photographers:
Sara Nesselrode

Charla Jackson Peter


Hope Lives Here—
What Opportunities Can I Unlock?

 

Contributor:

Kentucky Housing Corporation

 

Artist:

Charla Jackson Peter


Education Builds Hope

 

Contributor:

Eastern Scholar House

 

Photographer:

Shelby Dotson




Shelter is a basic human need for everyone. Having quality, stable housing is the foundation for all other successful life outcomes.
Affordable housing is family housing, senior housing, and workforce housing.

Affordable housing creates jobs.

Affordable housing creates community.

#SimplyHome

#FacesOfAffordableHousing

                      

Home Is Where the Heart Is

 

Contributor:

Kentucky Housing Corporation

 

Artist: Charla Jackson Peter


Milliner Family
Shepherdsville, Kentucky

Holly is a graduate of the Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program, which is a voluntary program for people who are receiving housing assistance through the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program administered by KHC. As a single-mother, Holly wanted to better her career and learn life-skills that would allow her to provide for her family. Holly obtained her GED and complete a college course to better her career because of the FSS Program. She learned how to save money so she could provide more for her family.


Contributor:
Kentucky Housing Corporation

Photographer:
Sara Nesselrode

Key for New Beginnings

A stable home helps families escape violence and abuse.

 

Contributor:

Welcome House

 

Photographer:

Yolanda Hamza


Building Homes and Changing Lives

 

Contributor:

Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville

 

Photographer:

Allie Raque


Sanchez Family
Lexington, Kentucky

Before buying their home, the Sanchez family was paying $600 for rent with only three bedrooms. After realizing that it was beneficial to buy a home through KHC, they found a home with six bedrooms and a large backyard. Now the Sanchez family pays $596 for more space and a safe place to call home. 


Contributor:
Kentucky Housing Corporation

Photographer:
Sara Nesselrode





Firefighters and First Responders

Samiel is the Face of Affordable Housing.

 

Contributor:
Kentucky Housing Corporation

 

Photographer:

Sara Nesselrode


Medical Professionals

April is the Face of Affordable Housing.

 

Contributor: 
Kentucky Housing Corporation

 

Photographer:

Sara Nesselrode




Artists and Craftsmen

 

Anne is the Face of Affordable Housing.

 

Contributor: Kentucky Housing Corporation

 

Photographer:

Sara Nesselrode


Teachers and Educators

 

Damon is the Face of Affordable Housing.

 

Contributor:
Kentucky Housing Corporation

 

Photographer:

Sara Nesselrode


Picket Fence

 

Contributor:
Kentucky Housing Corporation

 

Sara Nesselrode

Charla Jackson Peter

 

The dominant housing story of the last century was an exodus of those with means from cities to suburbs. The American Dream consisted of a white picket fence around a private yard, 2.4 children in the home and a nice car or two. Today, the dream is changing.

(Cited from PBS, 2016)

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/economy/column-forget-the-white-picket-fence-the-american-dream-is-in-the-city







Cosmetologists, Chefs, and Artisan Bakers

 

Sandi, Sandy, and Katia are the Faces of Affordable Housing.

 

Contributor:
Kentucky Housing Corporation

 

Photographer:

Sara Nesselrode


Local Job Creation Strengthens Economies

 

Contributor: Housing Development Alliance



There's No Place Like Home—My Home is Filled with Love, Play, Dreams.

 

Contributor: Kentucky Housing Corporation

 

Photographer: Sara Nesselrode




 

Carolyn is the Face of Affordable Housing.
Shelbyville, Kentucky

Carolyn is a resident at Brea’s Crossings, a beautiful, accessible, garden-style home where seniors can have a sense of ownership and security.  There are so many factors that can affect a person’s outcome in life, and senior citizens should have the same opportunities to live with dignity and comfort, as Carolyn has at Berea’s Crossing. 


Contributor: 
Kentucky Housing Corporation

Photographer: 
Sara Nesselrode


Affordable Housing and Hobbies Help Retirees Thrive (Charles)

 

Contributor:

Kentucky Housing Corporation

 

Photographer:

Charla Jackson Peter


Carolyn is the Face of Affordable Housing.
Lexington, Kentucky

It doesn’t matter your age, everyone wants a safe, clean, and affordable place to live. For Carolyn, that place is Trent Village, which is a senior living community in Lexington. The lovely campus includes a common area for neighbors to gather, secure entrances, and spacious grounds that encourage relaxation. 


Contributor: 
Kentucky Housing Corporation

Photographer: 
Sara Nesselrode

Bill is the Face of Affordable Housing.
Paducah, Kentucky

Bill faced extreme utility fee increases, putting additional stress on his finances. He learned from neighbors about KY Home Performance (KHP). In partnership with Warren Heating and Air, Bill made energy improvements to his home in McCracken County. Bill had always participated in the budget payment plan for his electricity bill. After implementing the recommended changes, he received a $1,500 rebate check from the local utility company, due to overpayment, just months after upgrades were complete. Bill’s energy usage had decreased by more than half! 


Contributor: 
Kentucky Housing Corporation

Photographer: 
Sara Nesselrode

Patricia is the Face of Affordable Housing.
Richmond, Kentucky

It doesn’t matter your age, everyone wants a safe, clean, and affordable place to live. For Patricia Woodford, that place is Madison Towers, which is a senior living community in Richmond. The lovely campus includes a common area for neighbors to gather, secure entrances, and spacious grounds that encourage relaxation. For this project, KHC allocated $989,000 in Housing Credits, which will be leveraged into over $9 million in equity from Boston Financial Investment Management.


Contributor: 
Kentucky Housing Corporation

Photographer: 
Sara Nesselrode

Earl is the Face of Affordable Housing.

 

Contributor:

Welcome House


Parke Duvalle Retirement Apartments, Louisville, KY

 

Contributor:

Kentucky Housing Corporation

 

Photographer:

Charla Jackson Peter


I Color My World at Home

 

Contributor:

Kentucky Housing Corporation

 

Charla Jackson Peter


Sentiments of Coming Home

 

Contributor:

Kentucky Housing Corporation


Sara Nesselrode

Charla Jackson Peter





My Street, American Small Town

 

Contributor:

Kentucky Housing Corporation


Sara Nesselrode

Charla Jackson Peter





Laura
Springfield, Kentucky

The historic Robertson Building in downtown Springfield, Kentucky, received a $1.6 million renovation, opening the door to a mix of affordable apartments and commercial spaces while infusing new life into the building’s Main Street footprint. After a difficult time in life, Laura feels blessed to be able to call Robertson Apartments her home. 


Photographer: 
Sara Nesselrode






Adaptive Re-Use of Schools Removes Blight

 

Contributor: AU Associates

 

Cola Commons

Shelbyville, KY

 

Federal Place Apartments

Jackson Breathitt, KY

 

Glasgow Graded School Apartments

Glasgow, KY

 

Compton School Apartments

Compton, KY







Opportunities Bloom at Home

 

Contributor: Kentucky Housing Corporation

 

Artist: Charla Jackson Peter


Planning Group

Edwin King
Executive Director and CEO


Amy Smith

Deputy Executive Director, Business Services


Charla Jackson Peter

Managing Director, Communications and Marketing Services

(Project owner, curator, designer)


Nathan Hall

Account Coordinator and Graphic Designer

(Graphics and design assistance)


Sara Nesselrode

Account Coordinator and Photographer

(Photography and design assistance)



Bring Simply Home to Your Town

Request

Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) curated this exhibit for our town and yours. Organizations serving partner and public audiences may request this exhibit for showings in an accessible place by the public. Civic organizations, libraries, museums, and other places that can accommodate the floor space for the 24-foot by 34-foot exhibit and consider the 4-foot accessibility for compliance with American Disabilities Act are great showcases for the exhibit.

KHC staff will deliver and set up the exhibit onsite, free of charge, as a service to the Commonwealth.