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RECAP:Equity in Contracting and Purchasing Task Force Matchmaker Event

LOUISVILLE, KY (September 20, 2022) - Louisville Metro Housing Authority (LMHA) joined theMayor’s Equity Task Force in Contract Administration and Procurementon Wednesday, September 14, for the group’s inaugural Matchmaker event. 

During the networking event, hosted by Louisville Central Community Center, LMHA leaders discussed contracting opportunities with local Minority and Women Business Enterprises.

Phil Reidinger speaks with a business ownerLMHA is one of more than 12 members of the Mayor’s Equity Task Force in Contract Administration and Procurement. Mayor Greg Fischer launched the task force in September 2020 to address the existing wealth gaps in Louisville’s Black-owned and Diverse-owned businesses.

Diverse businesses hired by LMHA within the last year include ARGC Construction Group, LLC; Jump Start Realty and Development; LH Barrett Company LLC; Sang Tree Services; and Springfield Plumbing. The contractors completed residential and restoration projects on several LMHA properties.

“We know there are talented and skilled contractors out there,” LMHA Section 3 Coordinator Phil Reidinger said. “We are working diligently to connect with Minority, Women, and Disabled Business Enterprises and help them generate business. Their success is our success.” 

Lisa Osanka speaks with a business ownerParticipation percentage goals for LMHA projects:                                                            

MBE - 25%
WBE - 10%
- .5%                                  

For more information on LMHA’S MBE/WBE/DBE programs, click HERE or contact Section 3 coordinatorPhil Reidinger at (502) 569-4922. Learn more about LMHA’s procurement policyHERE.                                                         

Members of the Mayor's Equity in Contracting and Procurement Task Force                                                                               Members of the Mayor's Equity in Contracting and Procurement Task Force

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