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New ESG, COC, and HOME TBRA Toolkits Available on HCA Help Desk
Effective April 5, 2017 - projects using ESG, COC, and/or HOME TBRA must use documents from the new toolkits.
  1. Please take time with your staff to go over the toolkits thoroughly. Compliance will be monitoring for use of the new forms
  2. There are new mandatory forms in some of the toolkits. Below is a list of some of the new mandatory required forms:
    • ESG, COC, and HOME TBRA now have VAWA required forms included with each toolkit and agencies will be responsible for following VAWA requirements.
    • COC now has new mandatory Chronically Homeless forms
    • COC now has new mandatory "Client Service Plan & Tracker for COC" forms
  3. The General Authorization to Release form HCA 139 is now a sample form. This form can still be used in some cases, however, this form should not be used for any client who is or has experienced an event qualifying under VAWA. VAWA requires specific authorization rather than general authorization. To obtain specific authorization for information needed on a toolkit form, please have the client sign the authorization release statement included at the top of each form needing authorization.
  4. Links for updated HMIS forms have been included in each toolkit
  5. There have been numerous updates throughout the toolkits; some are very noticeable and some are not.  Please discard any previous versions of toolkits documents and use only documents included in the updated versions, even if the forms look the same.
If you have any questions related to the new toolkits, please contact the HCA Help Desk
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  

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