LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The first single-parent families moved in the Parkland Family Scholar House Saturday. The campus celebrated its grand opening on Wednesday.

On Saturday, the first 20 families moved into the old Maupin Elementary School.
Family Scholar House provides housing to single-parent families trying to earn a college degree.

Organization president, Cathe Dykstra, says the atmosphere on move-in day buzzed with excitement.

"Police officers have come to help with the move in, right now folks are signing their leases and getting their keys. we've had some families get all dressed up to get their key because they're so excited to have stable housing for the first time," said Dykstra.

28 other families will move into the Parkland campus this weekend. Many of the families had been working with the organization for nearly two years waiting for housing space to open.

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