In 1999, the Louisville Urban League (LUL) convened a group of residents to address the long-term sustainability of the Russell neighborhood. This same group of residents has been meeting ever since and hence formed a neighborhood association entitled CONCERNED ASSOCIATION OF RUSSELL RESIDENTS, OR CARR for short. The association focuses on efforts that improve the quality of life within the Russell neighborhood.
CARR was created from a grassroots effort of 10 people that had purchased homes through the LUL's REBOUND Project. REBOUND is the acronym for REbuilding Our Urban Neighborhood Dwellings. REBOUND served as the LUL's innovative housing development initiative during the mid 90's.
Since the inception of CARR, members have worked closely with the LUL's Housing Services & Neighborhood Revitalization Department in an effort to concentrate on resident recruitment and relationship building. This collaboration has helped the LUL to extend its level of service to the community and has allowed for the fledging association to utilize available resources.