Our Story

“I don’t know what we do, but we have to find a new direction.”  This call to action begins our story, when in 1969, Father Ben O’Connor ended a verbal account of his neighborhood’s challenges with this declaration.

New Directions Housing Corporation was born from the ecumenical efforts led by Father O’Connor at his parish, Saint William Church, a Roman Catholic congregation located at 13th and Oak Streets in Louisville, Kentucky.  From this declaration came an organization, incorporated as a nonprofit in 1971, which has evolved into a tri-county service agency offering excellence in Real Estate Development, Asset and Property Management, Resident Services, Home Ownership Preservation, and Community Building and Engagement.


Our Mission

New Directions Housing Corporation develops and maintains affordable housing and vital communities in partnership with neighborhoods and other stakeholders.

Our Vision

Caring neighbors building community.


Executive Staff

Lori Hudson Flanery
President and CEO

Kitty McKune
Executive Vice President,                 Development/General Counsel          

Gerald Tyrrell 
Chief Financial Officer

Bridgette Johnson
Chief Operating Officer

Senior Staff

Marshall Anderson
Director of Information Technology

David Snyder
Director of Development
George Sanders
Director of Home Ownership Preservation

Tabitha Underwood
Director of Resident Services

Board of Directors

Anitra Durand Allen
Founding Editor
The Mom on the Move Blog

Bryan Burns
Research Assistant, Urban and Public Affairs, University of Louisville

Adel S. Elmaghraby, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Computer Engineering and Computer Science University of Louisville

Rosetta Fackler                                   Vice Chairperson
Community Volunteer

Nancy Fox
Community Volunteer

Darrell Fuller                                             Group Services NetLaw

Gary Grieshaber
Community Volunteer

Adam Hall
Community Development Relationship Manager
Fifth Third Bank

Todd Harrett
Managing Partner
River Edge Capital

Trinidad Jackson
Senior Research Associate
School of Public Health and Information Sciences
University of Louisville

Jennifer Jenkins
Director of Advertising
The Record Newspaper


Jason Knoy
Sr. Analyst
Energy Efficiency Planning and Development

Rob Lewandowski
Director of Engineering                       UPS Airlines

Kurt D. Mason                                        Urban Conservationist for Kentucky USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service

Morgan McGarvey
Kentucky State Senator
19th Senate District
Member, Morgan & Pottinger

John C. Pieper
Mountjoy Chilton Medley LLP

Christopher Quirk
Historic Preservation Architect
Period Architecture

James Ritter                                Associate Relationship Manager     Public Finance                                      PNC Financial Services Group

Elizabeth Stith
Immediate Past Chairperson               
Community Volunteer

Greg Theil
Senior Project Manager
Messer Construction Company

Christopher Tompkins
Strategic Consultant
Humana Pharmacy Solutions


PDFs of Quarterly Newsletters

Winter 2014 (January, February and March 2014)

Spring 2014 (April, May and June, 2014)

Annual Reports

PDFs of the 2005 - 2011 Annual Reports



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