Kentucky Leadership Foundation’s Neighborhood Housing and Carol M. Peterson Housing Fund

Evelyn Coates is a staple in her east Knoxville neighborhood. When she needed a new roof, however, finding the funds for the repair was difficult. Fortunately, she was put in touch with Kentucky Leadership Foundation’s Neighborhood Housing, which was able to use Carol M. Peterson Housing Fund money to make the repairs to her unique flat-style roof. Without access to CMPHF, Evelyn’s roof would likely still be in need of repair.

Neighborhood Housing of Knoxville’s Operation Backyard program helps homeowners like Evelyn get the resources they need to make essential repairs to their homes. The program focuses on assisting homeowners with roofing, accessibility features and weatherization. Operation Backyard maximizes the impact of CMPHF dollars by leveraging trained volunteers to complete as much labor as possible.

“FHLB’s Carol M. Peterson Housing Fund has allowed us to serve more people, serve a broader area and take on bigger projects that are difficult to find funding for,” said Adam Montgomery, Director of Neighborhood Housing.