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Low-to-moderate income (LMI) household energy spending is higher than other households, contributing significantly to the affordability gap. BlocPower uses proprietary software to cost-effectively identify energy efficiency projects in LMI buildings. Scaling energy efficiency in the target region will make housing more affordable, safer, and healthier for housing insecure families.

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Elevation will create a comprehensive, open source, Co-Op creation in-a-box system that reduces cost, increases stability, and builds equity among residents. This grant funds the establishment of a model that shares the wealth building potential of real estate without surprise costs and provides a financial smoothing mechanism for unexpected expenses.

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Haven Connect increases affordable housing access by streamlining the affordable housing application process. Our user-friendly software helps low-income applicants search and apply for affordable housing online, and easily maintain their status on the waitlist. It also enables property managers to manage waitlists efficiently, getting qualified applicants into unit vacancies faster.

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Hurry Home provides renters a path to homeownership through a shared ownership model. We will pilot a new offering that improves energy efficiency and lead safety of our homebuyers’ houses, decreasing their total ownership costs, while recycling invested capital through a utility payback plan to make the program sustainable.

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mRelief has built an easy-to-use tool on web, text messaging and voice for Americans to sign up for SNAP (food stamps). 68,000 families in the region are eligible for SNAP but not receiving it due to cumbersome processes. We want to liberate that capital for residents to use towards housing.

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Nesterly is an award-winning social enterprise whose mission is to build intergenerational connections while increasing access to affordable housing. It's a full-service platform and support team that leverages technology to make it safe and easy for households to share an extra room with a young person for over a month.

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Local employers improve employee retention by providing down payment assistance to employees to purchase homes in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods. This assistance helps close the housing gap in Louisville and revitalize disadvantaged neighborhoods. Employers can also help provide guidance to the employees to achieve successful homeownership which helps strengthen these neighborhoods.

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Next Step helps lower the cost of housing by 30% by leveraging high performance, ENERGY STAR®-rated factory-built homes. Our Navigator program (an innovative mobile and web platform) will link homebuyers to education, lenders, downpayment resources, and trusted partners to simplify the buying process and increase access to affordable homeownership.

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PadSplit is a privatized affordable housing company, and we propose to bring our innovative housing model to serve working Louisvillians. We take one unaffordable home, and create a shared living environment that makes it more affordable for more people, aligning the incentives of property owners, residents, and the community.

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RubyRide provides user-centered local mobility focused on the services residents and businesses need most, in a Safe, Simple and Reliable way. We serve organizations to mobilize their people however they need, and offer affordable unlimited-use access plans to consumers, focused on the low-density communities where 75% of us live.

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The U.S. lacks an economically viable housing finance option to serve lower income households in low cost affordable housing markets. We propose creating a new micro-mortgage product that streamlines fees and costs, simplifies processing, and allows for affordable home purchase and renovation enabling sustainable homeownership for low-and middle-income households.

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The key to equitable and affordable housing is systemic support. WeatherCheck’s HomeFix program leverages artificial intelligence to help families manage the ancillary housing costs beyond their mortgage or rent. Our service identifies damage in real time, provides claims assistance, and networks qualified home improvement contractors to reduce critical repair costs.

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