Beginning in 2016, OVO will be offering Project Low-Income Versatile Empowerment (LIVE). By leveraging funding provided through the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) Tax Credits and the United Way of Scott County, OVO will provide assistance to qualifying Section 8 voucher holders in Jefferson, Jennings, and Scott Counties. The program will provide assistance with lease deposits to help bridge the gap to housing and assist individuals and families in utilizing their Section 8 rental voucher. Project LIVE will build our capacity to provide gap funding for affordable housing, particularly to those that are elderly and/or disabled.
Special thank you to the United Way of Scott County for their support!
Through Project Jump On Using Less Energy Service (JOULES), our youth-led energy education initiative, youth become energy influencers with the tools they need to help families and communities embrace home energy efficiency while developing life skills. The program encourages all Hoosiers to responsibly use energy, thus making our communities a better and more beautiful place to live. Project JOULES’s goal is to educate the community about energy conservation in order to minimize energy bills and maximize energy savings.
Project JOULES focuses on community outreach. Participants have opportunities to meet with elected officials, representatives from major corporations, and community leaders to engage in discourse and raise awareness about the benefits of energy education. As energy influencers, the youth work with professional production and web design companies and utilize print media, video, radio, online news outlets, and social media to reach out into the community and share their knowledge of energy production, consumption, and conservation. Project JOULES hosts guest speakers focusing on both energy education and youth development. Topics include power plant engineering, home weatherization, local public policy, crime prevention, career planning, and volunteer opportunities. Project JOULES endeavors to make a difference in the lives of youth by energizing, educating, and inspiring positive change in our community. Project JOULES is made possible through funding provided through the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and through community support.