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KHC Holiday Hours 
Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) offices will close at noon on Friday, April 14, 2017, in honor of Good Friday. KHC offices will reopen on Monday, April 17, 2017, at 8 a.m.
Public Comment Period
The 2017 Consolidated Annual Action Plan for Kentucky's Block Grant Housing Programs is available for public comment through Monday, May 8, 2017.

The Consolidated Action Plan is the Commonwealth's application and distribution plan for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) Programs (HOME, ESG, CDBG, HTF, and HOPWA). Kentucky Housing Corporation and the Department for Local Government are the agencies responsible for submission of the plan to HUD.

Kentucky has drafted the annual Consolidated Action Plan and is receiving written comments to obtain public input. Written comments will be accepted and where applicable, will be incorporated into the document. The Consolidated Action Plan covers the time period of July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.

The Draft 2017 Action Plan is available for review online at
KHC's website, under Resources, Planning Documents, Consolidated Plan. Please send written comments to Bernadette Hillman, KHC, 1231 Louisville Road, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601; or email  
HCA Programs Modification/Waiver Request Process
Housing Contract Administration (HCA) sub-recipients may seek a modification or waiver of program requirements that would otherwise adversely impact their ability to carry out program activities. HCA, at its sole discretion, may consider a modification/waiver request from a sub-recipient in regard to requirements identified in program policies and guidelines. The sub-recipient must submit the HCA Modification/Waiver Request along with the appropriate and necessary supporting documentation. The modification/waiver request must include:
  • Details of the specific requirement for which the modification/waiver is being requested;
  • Detailed explanation of why the requirement cannot be met (as justification for the request); 
  • Any additional information the sub-recipient would like HCA to consider with the request.
Approval of the request is at the sole discretion of Kentucky Housing Corporation.  

HCA will provide the sub-recipient a response approving or denying the request.

The HCA Project Modification/Waiver Request form is available on the HCA Help Desk under Compliance. 
Revised ESG, CoC, and HOME TBRA Program Compliance Toolkits
The HCA staff is pleased to inform our partners the revised Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Continuum of Care (CoC), and HOME Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) Compliance toolkits are now available on the HCA Help Desk with no password protection required. To access the toolkits, simply go to the HCA Help Desk and click under the respective program's related tools and documents. The purpose of the toolkits is to be user-friendly for partners and easier for HCA staff to manage.

The toolkits contain resources and forms used to implement the ESG, CoC, and HOME TBRA programs. These toolkits are subject to change without notice and are not inclusive of all resources needed to successfully administer these projects. It is the responsibility of the agency to ensure its ESG, CoC, and HOME TBRA projects meet the federal regulations and KHC program requirements. 
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 are available for review on KHC's website under Development, Single-Family, Weatherization Assistance Program Resources, Budget and Allocation dropdown. 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
Weatherization Quarterly Reporting Deadline
The third quarter invoicing deadline for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization and Low Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is noon on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. Please ensure your January-March 2017 invoices are submitted in Kentucky Green and supporting documentation emailed to by this date and time.  

Any third quarter Budget Modification forms must be submitted to by Thursday, April 13, 2017, to allow time for processing prior to the deadline.
Fair Housing, a Legal and Business Duty
In 1968, Mae Street Kidd, one of our first African American women legislators, was instrumental in passing Kentucky's state fair housing act. Four years later, in 1972, she successfully led the legislation which created KHC.
As a result, ever since, KHC has viewed fair housing as not merely a legal duty, but a business duty as well. It is our legal duty, because we are all called upon to see that each and every one of us, no matter how different, is treated equally. It is a business duty, because unless the fair housing laws are fully implemented, the housing market cannot freely function.

During the 2017 Fair Housing Month training on April 6, five different KHC departments were represented: Legal Services and Compliance, Housing Contract Administration, Tenant Assistance Programs, Multifamily Compliance, and Communications and Marketing.

The training was sponsored by KHC, Lexington Fair Housing Council, Kentucky State University, Kentucky Commission on Human Rights, Community Ventures, and National Association For the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

The Lexington Fair Housing Council (LFHC), has planned the next fair housing training on Thursday, April 27, at the Pikeville Public Library Lee Avenue Branch in Pikeville, Kentucky. Seating may be limited, so please register today! 
Career Opportunities
KHC has the following positions available! Join us in helping Kentuckians find safe, quality, affordable housing.

Single-Family Underwriter
Please respond no later than Friday, April 21, 2017.

Manager of Network Services
Technology Services
Please respond no later than Monday, May 8, 2017.
Full details are available on KHC's website, under About, Careers

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