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

Ed Blayney
Office of Performance Improvement and Innovation                                            Louisville Metro Government

Ben Brown
Facility Personnel Manager          Michelin North America

Bryan Burns
Oldham Co. School Instructor

Tyler Elliot
Associate Relationship Manager          PNC Bank

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

Rosetta Fackler                                   Chairperson
Master Gardener Community Volunteer

Jackie Floyd
Neighborhood Liaison                          Center for Neighborhoods

Nancy Fox
Vice Chairperson                                         Community Volunteer

Darrell Fuller                                            Group Services NetLaw

Gary Grieshaber
Community Volunteer

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

Jennifer Jenkins
Director of Advertising
The Record Newspaper


Hannah Jezreel
Director of Marketing and Communication Strategy
Kertis Creative

Jason Knoy
Sr. Analyst
Energy Efficiency Planning and Development

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

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

Christopher Quirk
Historic Preservation Architect
Period Architecture

Sheri Rose                                                  Chief Executive Officer                                The Thrive Center  

Elizabeth Stith
Immediate Past Chairperson               
Community Volunteer

Greg Theil
Senior Project Manager
Messer Construction Company

Christopher Tompkins
Strategic Consultant
Humana Pharmacy Solutions

Joshua Watkins
Real Estate Coordinator
Develop Louisville -- Louisville Forward Louisville Metro Government

Faith Weekly
Community Development Advisor for Neighborhoods and Housing
Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis - Louisville Branch


PDFs of Quarterly Newsletters

Winter 2014 (January, February and March 2014)

Spring 2014 (April, May and June, 2014)

Annual Reports

PDFs of the 2005 - 2017 Annual Reports



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