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I Rise Program

Overcome barriers and rise to financial stability.

The new I Rise program from New Directions seeks to help remove the barriers to self-sufficiency and financial stability for low-income families and communities.

About I Rise

Our residents know that saving money and getting ahead is difficult and sometimes impossible, but I Rise can help you build a more stable financial future.

How it works

When you or someone in your household increases their income, the price of your rent also increases. But with I Rise, the rent increase will provide a basis for determining the amount to be deposited in an interest-bearing savings account for your family. 

Families who enroll in I Rise work with their coach to develop financial and other goals, like education, job training, long-term savings, and even homeownership. These goals are accomplished over three-to-five years. Upon graduation, if your family has met its goals, you’re eligible to receive the accumulated funds in the savings account. 

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How to qualify

  • Be a current New Directions resident with Project-Based Section 8 subsidy or Housing Choice Voucher. 
  • Be willing and able to work.
  • Be a tenant in good standing as determined by your property manager.
  • Participate in New Directions SHINE Academy (virtual series)
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Measurable objectives can include:

  • Education / Training
  • High School / GED
  • Vocational /Job Training
  • Job Search /Job Placement
  • Job Retention
  • Transportation
  • Health Services
  • Alcohol / Drug Abuse Prevention Services
  • Mentoring
  • Homeownership Counseling
  • Individual Development Account (IDA)
  • Child Care

With help from I Rise coaches and the money you save, you will be better able to overcome the barriers to financial stability and make your dreams come true.

Start saving

Contact one of our representatives at New Directions to get started. We’ll go over more details and the enroll you in-person at our Maple Street location or over the phone.

New Directions
1617 Maple Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40210

To learn more about the I Rise program and how to enroll, please reach out to your residential manager.