Scholar House is a housing and education initiative that enables the head-of-household to reach self-sufficiency. The housing and education components are operated as one unit, with housing depending on the client’s successful participation in the affiliated educational institution.
Participants must be at least 18 years of age, be eligible for a Housing Choice Voucher, and be full-time students in a degree or specialty institution of higher learning. Single parents are given first priority.
Program participants receive counseling, workshops, and support from neighbors and staff, while fulfilling academic or vocational training coursework as full-time students.
Each development includes an on-site child care facility to allow time for the parents to attend classes and focus on their education.
Scholar House also offers programs that involve enhanced health maintenance, parenting skills, management of family resources, nutritional knowledge, problem solving, work skills, and job search techniques. Most of these services are free. Housing and childcare are based on the participant’s income.
Once residents have graduated from Scholar House, they are allowed ample time to find and move into permanent housing.
People interested in participating in Scholar House should contact the program in the vicinity of their chosen educational institution (see below).
Scholar House Guidebook
One Parent Scholar House (model)1156 Horseman’s LaneLexington, KY 40504859-252-4828859-231-0893www.OneParentScholarHouse.org
Family Scholar House Program OfficeMain office for:Gladys and Lewis “Sonny” Bass Louisville Scholar House CampusDowntown Scholar House CampusStoddard Johnston Scholar House CampusParkland Scholar House403 Reg Smith CircleLouisville, KY 40208-2746877-677-9177502-584-8090www.familyscholarhouse.org
Bowling Green Scholar House701 Brownslock RoadBowling Green, KY firstname.lastname@example.org
Scholar House of Paducah1035 Old North Friendship RoadPaducah, KY email@example.com
The Learning Villa2245 East 18th StreetOwensboro, KY 42303270-691-8019www.audubon-area.com
For more information, contact:
Kentucky Housing Corporation | 1231 Louisville Rd., Frankfort,
502-564-7630; 800-633-8896 (KY only); TTY 711