The Workforce Pathway at Kit Carson Commons Scholar House is not a student-housing program. Rather, it is a combination of education supports with access to housing and workforce development supports, all of which are interdependent. Supportive services and educational supports are provided to assist program participants in meeting their goals. Services will be bundled, specific to each family’s need, to support their journey to self-sufficiency. Residents receive case management, workshops, and access to various programs including parenting skills, management of family resources, nutrition, work skills, problem solving, and job search techniques. Most of these services are provided at no cost to the participants.
Kit Carson Commons provides a workforce training center that includes three classrooms, offices, space for mock interviews, and a participant workroom with computers, printers, and other items needed for assembling resumes and completing program assignments. It focuses on industry, manufacturing, warehousing, and shipping/distribution.
This project consists of three apartment buildings located at 4460 Kit Carson Drive in Richmond. There are 30 housing units, consisting of two and three bedroom apartments, of which three are fully-handicap accessible living quarters and one is for hearing impaired persons. Housing is income based. Although located on land leased at EKU and prioritizing student parents, this program is not a form of student housing. Winterwood, Inc. provides property management and ensures the program’s compliance with funding regulations.
APARTMENT AMENITIES INCLUDE:
New Energy Efficient Appliances
Washer & Dryer Included
Wood Laminate Flooring
ADA Units Available
Childcare (income based)
Designated Parking Lot
Campus Shuttle Access
The Workforce Pathway at Kit Carson Commons Scholar House has been made possible by support from the Kentucky Housing Corporation, Ohio Capital Corporation, Eastern Kentucky University, Madison County Fiscal Court, City of Richmond, and Fahe.
Project Developer: KRFDC
Builder: Spectrum Contracting Services, Inc.