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Housing Credits Training and HCCP Exam
Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing (OCCH) Training Academy will be providing Housing Credits: Compliance Challenges and Solutions training and Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) exam at the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority, 300 West New Circle Road, Lexington, Kentucky. The training will begin at 9 a.m. ET, Wednesday and Thursday, March 29 and 30, 2017. The training targets property management companies that are responsible for maintaining compliance with the LIHTC Program. The cost of the training is $150 for OCCH partners and $375 for non-OCCH partners. The exam will be on Thursday, March 30, from 2-5 p.m. ET, and the cost is $175.

For more information, please see the event flier. You may also contact OCCH's Lynn Logan at 614-224-8446, or email LLogan@OCCH.org.
 
Weatherization Public Hearing Notice
KHC will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, from 2-4 p.m. ET, at 1231 Louisville Road, Frankfort, Kentucky. This public hearing is about the proposed state plan for the Program Year 2017 Weatherization Assistance Program Formula Grant for Low-Income Persons, Title IV, Part A, Public Law 94-385.
 
The state plan outlines the proposed administration of the Weatherization Program funds for Program year Saturday, July 1, 2017, through Wednesday, June 30, 2018, for the Weatherization Formula Grant.
 
Public comments will be accepted at the hearing, limited to two minutes per person. Written comments will also be accepted until noon ET, on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. All comments will be taken into consideration in developing the final draft. State plans will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Energy on Thursday, April 27, 2017.
 
Copies of the 2017 Draft Budget and Annual File and 2017 Draft Master File will be available for review on KHC's website no later than Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Copies of these documents will also be available at the public hearing.
 
Send written comments, questions, or requests for special accommodations to Rosemary Luckett, KHC, 1231 Louisville Road, Frankfort, Kentucky, 40601; or call toll-free in Kentucky at 800-633-8896 or 502-564-7630, extension 317; TTY 711; or email rluckett@kyhousing.org.
 
2017 HOME TBRA Competitive Application
Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) will begin accepting applications for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program on the Universal Funding Application (UFA) on Friday, March 10, 2017. The submission deadline is Monday, April 10, 2017.

The 2017 HOME TBRA Competitive Application Guidelines, which includes specific information about how to apply for this funding round, pertinent dates, and required application fees, are available on the KHC website under Development, Single-Family, HOME TBRA.  

Applicants must meet minimum thresholds to submit an application. New applicants are welcome.

Minimum Thresholds 
  • Applicants with unexpended TBRA funds from a project assigned TB14 or earlier are not eligible to apply to this round for TBRA funds.
  • HOME funds awarded in 2016 (project numbers beginning with TB16) are not eligible to apply for this round of TBRA funds.
  • HOME funds awarded in 2015 (project numbers beginning with TB15): 
    • 70 percent of funds must be expended no later than the application submission to KHC. All draw requests required to meet this threshold must be submitted to and approved by KHC no later than the application submission deadline date of Monday, April 10, 2017.
KHC HOME TBRA Policy Manual 
Applicants should refer to the updated KHC HOME Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Policy Manual for more information on eligible TBRA activities and other details regarding the administration of a TBRA program. Over the past several years, the TBRA policies have been included in KHC's HOME/AHTF Policy Manual, which also included information about homebuyer and homeowner rehab projects. The HOME TBRA policies are now included in a separate, stand-alone document in an effort to provide better clarification of program policies and requirements.

If you have any questions, please contact the HCA Help Desk.
WAP Quarterly Reporting Deadline Reminder
All third quarter draws for the Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) must be submitted in KY Green and supporting documentation must be submitted to Wxinvoice@kyhousing.org by Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Agencies in need of Third Quarter Budget Modification Forms must be submitted by Thursday, April 13, 2017, for consideration. Any ongoing draw issues, e.g., repeated incorrect back-up documentation or delays in timely draw submissions, may result in a reduction in your capacity scorecard for future project applications.

If you have any questions, please email Financial Management at
Wxinvoice@kyhousing.org .
Celebrate Fair Housing
Historically, April has been proclaimed as Fair Housing Month. To commemorate this year, The   Lexington Fair Housing Council (LFHC), in partnership with Kentucky Housing Corporation, Community Ventures, and Kentucky Commission on Human Rights has planned a free fair housing training at Kentucky State University.  

Free Fair Housing Training  
Thursday, April 6, 2017  
9 a.m.-1p.m. ET  
Harold R. Benson Research and Demonstration Farm  
1525 Mills Lane  
Frankfort, KY 40601  

Seating may be limited, so please   register  today!
VAWA Implementation Rule and HCA Funding Sources
This is an important announcement for projects with the following HCA funding sources.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a Final Rule: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013: Implementation in HUD Housing Programs. This new rule was effective December 16, 2016, and applies to all the funding sources listed below. If you have a project with one of these funding sources, please read the applicable rules that have been updated to include the VAWA requirements. Partner agencies are responsible for, and HCA quality assurance staff will be monitoring, the implementation and adherence to, VAWA-related requirements after the effective date. CoC, ESG, and HOME TBRA Toolkit updates are forthcoming; please watch eGrams for further toolkit announcements. If you have questions, please submit a request through the HCA Help Desk.

In general, all HUD projects must follow 24 CFR Part 5, Subpart L - Protection for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking.  

In addition, there are specific changes to each of the following program rules: 

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