LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Presbyterian Community Center in Louisville's Smoketown neighborhood is halting operations at the end of this year and selling the property.

The Presbyterian Community Center (PCC) Board of Directors voted Monday to stop all operations effective December 31, 2013. The center, at 701 S. Hancock Street, continued to offer daycare services but has not offered programming since August.

With the board's latest vote, the daycare will also have to go. The board says Metro United Way will help parents find new child care and help employees find new jobs.

The board also voted Monday to sell the building in an attempt to pay off the community center's debt.

The PCC struggled to meet payroll and pay the bills in recent months. The center blames the financial struggles on the demolition of the Sheppard Square housing project and the loss of hundreds of neighbors.

The center provided recreation, health, education and other services to local families.

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