Planning & Development
Green Institute

Rehab Train Institute

Program Contact
Jack Trawick
Executive Director

The Rehab Train Institute is a training program open to non-profit housing providers and community housing development organizations interested in learning more about the rehabilitation of older homes within urban core neighborhoods.

The program is set up as a classroom training environment with a demonstration model component that will provide site visit and contractor interactions, as well as work-in-progress learning opportunities. The classroom portion will be based on a presentation and instruction model, including case studies for participants to review and discuss in small and large group discussions. The demonstration model will be available at all three sessions for participants to tour and learn from as the project proceeds in development.

The 3 sessions include a rules and regulations component, lead assessment component, project development, project budgeting, financing options, proposal development, marketing and buyer preparation components in partnership with Louisville-area experts and HUD approved trainers. All classes are facilitated by the Center For Neighborhoods staff.



General Information

Session 1
March 26, 27, 28

Session 2
April 16, 17, 18

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Download Registration Form (PDF)

Download the "Save the Date"
Post Card Announcement (PDF)

Session 3
May 7, 8, 9

All classroom sessions will be held at the Urban Design Studio,
507 South 3rd Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Directions & Google Map | Visit the Urban Design Studio's Website

Each class session is three (3) days in length, running from 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM

$20.00 registration fee. Please make checks payable to “Center For Neighborhoods”.

Session Structure
9:30 Arrive and get breakfast (bagels, coffee)
9:45 Check-in, register, and confirm attendance
9:45 Begin classroom structure
10:30 1st morning break (15 minutes)
10:40 Begin 2nd classroom structure
11:45 Move to break and lunch, may include bus ride to site visit and lunch on bus while traveling
12:30 Walk through structure in relation to classroom structure
1:30 Arrive back at classroom space/area
1:45 Start 3rd classroom structure
2:15 1st afternoon break (15 minutes)
2:30 Start 4th classroom structure
2:45 Address questions/concerns/addl' topics from group
3:00 Adjourn with homework packets and reminders of next class


Session 1 – March 5, 6, 7
•  What's the law?
•  What do I do about asbestos?
•  What do I do about lead paint?
•  How much lead paint is there on the property?
•  What's the HUD continuum of these requirements?
•  How are regular (for-profit) contractors dealing with lead paint issues?
•  What's the relationship between CHDO proceeds and this work?
•  What about floor plan/design/space planning issues in the residence?
•  What are the zoning and planning issues on this property?
•  How do I go about accomplishing these tasks?

Session 2 – March 26, 27, 28
•  Walk thru of a property and do a cost assessment of property in class
•  What's the neighborhood perspective?
•  What's the view from 50,000 feet?
•  What tools are available on the web?
•  How do we access these tools on the web?
•  Hands-on class using these web based tools
•  Compare 5 projects – homework ahead of time for participants

Session 3 – April 16, 17, 18
•  Can Non-CHDOs use HOME funds?
•  Who has access to HUD funds in general?
•  How do you get approval for funds and then how do you get funding in general?
•  What's up with AHTF?
•  Can we use AHTF dollars for Rehab projects?
•  What can we do without HOME money?
•  How to install “Lead-Safe” windows/practices
•  How to perform “Lead-Safe” practices in building construction
•  Share stories of rehab and other property acquisition experiences
•  Al Spotts – New Directions: What's warm, safe and dry?
•  How to recognize a Meth House
•  How to deal with other types of hazardous waste problems
•  What are the environmental requirements?
•  How to deal with & solve environmental problems, in general.
•  How to get vacant structures
•  What does the city do to help a nonprofit get a property?


This program is provided by the generous funding of the Louisville Metro Division of Housing and Family Services with support by the Housing and Homeless Coalition of Kentucky and the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, Louisville Branch.

In Partnership With

610 S. Fourth Street, Suite 701, Louisville, KY 40202   |   Phone: 502-589-0343   |   Fax: 502-589-0616   |