In a community making recent headlines for violence, a new story is emerging from Smoketown. A story of hope. Hope for change and for a better future. Recently, parts of Smoketown received a facelift, taking steps to make the community safer and a better place to live. On Sept. 23, Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville, in partnership with Thrivent Financial and GE Appliance Volunteers, brought the “Love Your Neighborhood” initiative to the heart of Smoketown. Habitat’s “Love Your Neighborhood” event engages volunteers and residents in exterior repair and improvement projects to increase pride in communities as well as foster a safer and healthier environment for area families.