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Palm Sunday Benefit Concert! Sunday, April 17, 2011 First Christian Church, Georgetown, KY

Palm Sunday benefit concert! The Georgetown College Concert Choir and Chorale, and members of the Georgetown Choral Society, will present a benefit concert for Hospitality  House on Palm Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 3 pm at First Christian Church, 112 East College Street Georgetown, KY 40324.  An offering will be taken and all proceeds go to Hospitality House!  A hearty thank you to all the singers in advance.

 

Don't Let Property Tax Debt Lead to Foreclosure!

Public workshop for homeowners from the Kentucky Coalition for Responsible Lending this April 12, 2011.

Property Tax Lien Sales: Their Impacts on Homeowners and Neighborhoods Tuesday, April 12 5:30 – 7:30 PM New Directions Housing Corporation 1000 East Liberty Street Louisville, KY (April 8, 2011) Attend a public forum featuring Jefferson County Property Valuation Administrator Tony Lindauer to discuss the impact of Kentucky's statute requiring local governments to sell outstanding tax liens to private investors. The Making Connections Network, Legal Aid Society, the Kentucky Equal Justice Center, the California Collaborative, and Metropolitan Housing Coalition believe this law causes real harm to families and neighborhoods. These private investors--many of whom operate from outside Kentucky and have no interest in the stability of our neighborhoods-file expensive foreclosure suits and charge exorbitant fees and interest to homeowners in their effort to collect enforce liens often worth only a few hundred dollars.  This coalition is also examining taxpayer costs and the expansive social costs of tax lien foreclosures on our city, including the link between the tax liens sales and the dramatic rise in vacant and abandoned properties. For more information call 502-584-6858 or email doug@metropolitanhousing.org.  

Palm Sunday Benefit Concert! Sunday, April 17, 2011 First Christian Church, Georgetown, KY

Palm Sunday benefit concert! The Georgetown College Concert Choir and Chorale, and members of the Georgetown Choral Society, will present a benefit concert for Hospitality  House on Palm Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 3 pm at First Christian Church, 112 East College Street Georgetown, KY 40324.  An offering will be taken and all proceeds go to Hospitality House!  A hearty thank you to all the singers in advance.

Please Don't Call Me Homeless...I Don't Call You Homed

... a unique experience that will open your eyes, touch your heart and reveal part of our community that is often invisible. In celebration of 10 years of service, The Catholic Action Center introduces the Street Voice Council Players in the Lexington tour of their original production: Please Don’t Call Me Homeless... I Don’t Call You Homed
  • Understand their stories...
  • Hear their journeys...
  • Join in their laughter....
  • Celebrate their success.
  • Success made possible.... by people like YOU!
Next Performance - 7 p.m. Tuesday January 25th Georgetown College Chapel

National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week!

Nov. 14-21 is National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week! Yes, we do have hungry and homeless families in Scott County! You can make a difference by dropping off food donations to the Amen House, and contributing financially to Hospitality House via paypal or send your check to P.O. Box 211 , Georgetown, Ky. 40324 made out to Hospitality House. For monetary donation, use our paypal -

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Hospitality House celebrates first major success

By Thomas Musgrave Georgetown News-Graphic 08/31/10
Published: Tuesday, August 31, 2010 6:12 AM EDT
Scott County Hospitality House HelpsIn May, Norm and Jessica Veasman and their two children, Norm IV, 5, and Justin, 10, were homeless. On Wednesday they will begin the first month paying rent for an apartment on their own thanks to a transitional housing program run by Hospitality House, a program formed in November to serve the emergency and long-term needs of the Scott County homeless. Last September Norm Veasman lost his job and he did not have a working vehicle at the time in order to go out and look for other work. In January, the Veasmans were evicted from the home they were renting. “We were living in motels and couch surfing with friends,” Jessica Veasman said. When Norm was able to get a car, he started looking for work and landed a job with Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government’s Parks and Recreation, a job he still holds. But even with the job, the Veasmans’ housing situation was precarious. They found an apartment, which they shared with someone else, but that person was unable to fulfill their financial obligations and the Veasmans found themselves evicted again, back to motel rooms and couch surfing. “Your state of mind is that you’re purely stressed,” Norm Veasman said. “I was at the point I was doing lawns and drywall jobs just to keep us in a motel room.”