HUD Regional Administrator Tours Don Ball Campus Center
[HUD Southeast Regional Administrator Denise Cleveland-Leggett meets with Don Ball Campus Center staff and stakeholders during her visit.]
HUD Southeast Regional Administrator Denise Cleveland-Leggett meets with Don Ball Campus Center staff and stakeholders during her visit.

Permanent Housing Facility promotes recovery

HUD Southeast Regional Administrator Denise Cleveland-Leggett joined Don Ball Campus Center staff to tour the Hope Center’s newest permanent housing facility. It is called the Don Ball Campus Center after Hope Center past Chairperson, philanthropist and advocate, Don Ball.

The facility was built with Low-Income Housing Tax Credits awarded through Kentucky Housing Corporation and it opened in August 2019 in order to continue helping people battle addiction and substance abuse. All 48 affordable one-room apartments were filled on the first day they were available.

“It is programs such as these at the Don Ball Campus Center through the Hope Center in Lexington that we have strong innovative models for recovery,” said HUD Southeast Regional Administrator Denise Cleveland-Leggett.

“Safe, affordable, drug and alcohol-free housing is a necessary step for those starting a new path in their lives,” said Cecil Dunn, Hope Center executive director. “Our clients have made a commitment to comprehensive, long-term recovery and are rebuilding their lives. They need safe, affordable housing that supports their recovery and new way of life. This new permanent housing building will address and serve exactly this need, giving our clients a better chance to stay on their new path of self-sufficiency.”

The residents of the new 45,000 square foot facility benefit from living on a campus that has a dedicated outpatient program where recovery is emphasized, supported, and is free of drugs and alcohol.