Scholar House

​​​​​​Scholar House is an innovative housing model that allows parents to obtain housing, child care, and supportive services while they earn a college degree. Together, the program helps the parent reach self-sufficiency. 

Participants must be:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Eligible for a Housing Choice Voucher
  • Full-time students in a degree or specialty institution of higher learning
  • S​ingle parents are given first priority

Program participants receive:

  • ​Counseling
  • Workshops
  • Support from neighbors and staff

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 near their chosen educational institution (see below).

Scholar House Locations and Contacts

One Parent Scholar House (model)
1156 Horseman's Lane
Lexington, KY 40504

Family Scholar House Program Office
Main office for:
Gladys and Lewis “Sonny" Bass Louisville Scholar House Campus
Downtown Scholar House Campus
Stoddard Johnston Scholar House Campus
Parkland Scholar House
403 Reg Smith Circle
Louisville, KY 40208-2746

Bowling Green Scholar House
701 Brownslock Road
Bowling Green, KY 42101

Scholar House of Paducah
1035 Old North Friendship Road
Paducah, KY 42001

The Learning Villa
2245 East 18th Street
Owensboro, KY 42303

Northern Kentucky Scholar House
400 West 6th Street
Newport, KY 41071
589-581-2533 extension 207

Lincoln Grant Scholar House

1824 Greenup Street
Covington, KY  41011
Manager - Karis Hawkins

Eastern Scholar House
801 Van Hoose Drive
Richmond, KY 40475
859-624-2046 extension1135 
Director -Melissa Gross​

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Kentucky Housing Corporation
1231 Louisville Road, Frankfort, KY 40601
502-564-7630; 800-633-8896 (KY only); TTY 711
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