Opening doors.

Creating sustainable housing.
Not to mention sustainable lives.

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Opening doors, opening opportunities.

Since 1971, New Directions has been helping families overcome obstacles to affordable, safe, sustainable housing in Louisville and Southern Indiana. Through our housing, home-repair, and real estate development programs, we help build and strengthen communities, improve lives, and ensure a bright future for those in need.

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Property Management & Resident Services

New Directions’ flagship service is the management of affordable rental properties available to individuals, families, seniors, and those with disabilities.

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Real-Estate Development

Our Real Estate Development program’s goal is to increase and preserve affordable housing, primarily in Louisville’s West End neighborhoods.

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Home Repair

Our home repair programs make life-changing home improvements for the elderly and disabled.

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Community Building & Engagement

Building community requires the engagement of people. At New Directions, we know that our role in successful neighborhood revitalization is that of a friend and facilitator.

Building confidence home by home.


Beautification doesn’t end with landscaping.

Building confidence home by home.


I Rise program aims to break the cycle of poverty.

Building confidence home by home.


Peer support program seeks to improve neighborhoods.

Building confidence home by home.


Community gardens feed the body and soul.

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Your gift today can change someone’s tomorrow.

Help families in need today with a tax-deductible donation in any amount. We offer multiple options for giving, and you can specify which program you’d like to support.

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We’re always here to help.

If you have a question about anything related to New Directions — housing, donations, volunteer work, careers, etc. — we’re ready with the answer. So ask away! Someone will be in touch with you soon.