Louisville Magazine

MAR 2019

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LOUISVILLE MAGAZINE 3.19 83 BY MARSHAE AND WALTER SMITH CREATORS OF WESTOFNINTH.COM serve the people in the community. Our people really can't afford to shop at Whole Foods. "A lot of new projects are going on. ey're mainly coming from downtown all the way through Muhammad Ali Boulevard, all the way down to Portland, straight onto the Northwestern and Southwestern Parkway. I think those are the areas that will hit first, and then it's just going to keep expanding, because a lot of people from outside the community are realizing that these houses are huge and that you're not paying much for it. "I just want to try to help our people keep their assets if they can. It's very important for us to take ownership. People are starting to realize that more so now than ever, and people are starting to try to keep what they have in their family and just make smarter moves. I don't think we had all the education and resources that other people who have had lots of money in their family for a long time (have had). It's like you finally have the opportunity to get a house, and you get a house and it gets overwhelming. Some don't have enough to pay the bills and they lose it. e Urban League (has resources) that help you if you're a month behind or starting to get behind. "Someone could be from the West End and will get a degree and get a good job and will move to St. Matthews. ey'll be paying $2,000 a month in rent for a two-bedroom, when you can easily buy a home in the West End and your mortgage will probably be $600 or $700 a month. And that's paying into something you own, rather than someone else's pockets. "It must start with the people, and I've really been trying to get people to move this way."

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