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New Directions Housing volunteers repair homes for low-income, elderly

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Volunteers made repairs to dozens of homes for low-income elderly and disabled people. Volunteers made repairs to dozens of homes for low-income elderly and disabled people.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- About 27 homes had improvements made to them Saturday with the help of New Directions Housing Corporation. 

Volunteers made repairs to dozens of homes for low-income elderly and disabled people.

John and Elaine Outlaw had new handrails installed on their porch.

"It's a blessing because I would have never believed this could happen," Elaine Outlaw said. 

Their home was even brought up to code after being fined by the city. 

The couple says now they can finally relax without having to think about what will go wrong next with their home.

Teams of volunteers painted, did yard work and cleaned out gutters.

"This is huge to them. Because basically they got their gas back on which was fantastic. They can be able to have heating and cooling throughout the summer and the winter," volunteer Nathan Lynch said.

Nearly 3,000 homes in Kentuckiana have been repaired since 1993.

By the end of this summer, more than 150 homes will have been repaired.

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