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KCADV Training Institute Webinar
New leasing protections for survivors of domestic violence, dating  violence, stalking, and sexual violence became law on June 29, 2017. The Lexington Fair Housing Council and the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV) are offering three free webinars about the new state law in August and in September. The 90-minute webinar will review the legal rights of protected tenants under this new law, as well as additional federal protections already available to victims living in all kinds of federally subsidized housing under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

To register online, please visit KCADV's website. For additional information about the KCADV Training Institute, please contact Isela Arras, director of training for KCADV, at 502-209-5382, extension 12; or email iarras@kcadv.org.
Edwin King Speaks with WKMS 91.3
KHC's Executive Director, Edwin King, spoke with Murray State's KHC's Executive Director, Edwin King National Public Radio station, WKMS, about housing investments in Kentucky, especially in the western part of the state. Edwin addressed the lack of partners in that region, as well as the need to do more programs like Scholar House and Recovery Kentucky to strengthen the Commonwealth. Both programs provide housing with another component - education in the case of Scholar House, and care for addiction for Recovery Kentucky - that allow for participants to become self-reliant.

Edwin said, "Recovery Kentucky was formed to help people recover from substance abuse which we found leads to chronic homelessness... Those programs throughout the state were really designed to reduce the state's drug problems and resolve some of the state's homeless issues." Edwin explained that he wants KHC to look for innovative ways to solve housing problems while solving other issues related to housing. He also said he wants to use Recovery Kentucky and the Scholar House programs as the framework for improvement, and look at some new areas of focus to help youth aging out of foster care.

This radio interview with WKMS aired July 28, 2017. To read more about it, or listen to the interview in its entirety, please visit WKMS's website
VAWA Lease Addendum 
All leases with the Continuum of Care (CoC), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), HOME Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (HOME TBRA), and Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS (HOPWA) programs should include U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Form 91067. This document is the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Lease Addendum and is located on the Housing Contract Administration (HCA) Help Desk . This is not one of the forms that is available in the CoC, ESG, or HOME TBRA toolkits. This document indicates that it expired on June 30, 2017. However, it is recommended that this form be used until Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) has been notified by HUD of a new form to replace this one.
 
For HOME TBRA, this lease addendum is in addition to the HOME TBRA Lease Addendum. So, agencies administering HOME TBRA will have two (2) addendums for that program until these documents have been combined.
 
If you have any questions, please submit a request or call toll-free in Kentucky at 800-633-8896 or 502-564-7630, extension 446; TTY 711.
Kentucky Moving On Program  
KHC, in partnership with the KY BoS CoC Advisory Board has created the Kentucky Moving On Program, which establishes a Housing Choice Voucher preference for persons who have achieved housing stability in BoS CoC-funded Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) programs and no longer require the same level of ongoing support. BoS CoC-funded PSH providers will be authorized to make referrals to KHC after completing the KHC Housing Readiness Assessment indicating the client is able to maintain housing stability and is voluntarily willing to exit the PSH program into a Housing Choice Voucher program within one of the 87 counties KHC serves as the public housing authority.

For more information on the Kentucky Moving On Program, including the Kentucky Moving On Referral and KHC Housing Readiness Assessment, please visit KHC's website under Specialized Housing, Continuum of Care. Referrals are now being accepted.
FY 2017 CoC Program Competition is Open  
T h e U.S. Department for Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 CoC Program Competition. The HUD deadline for CoCs to submit all components of the Consolidated Application (Kentucky BoS CoC Application, Project Applications, and the Priority Listing) is Thursday, September 28, 2017. KHC, as the CoC's collaborative applicant, will be responsible for submitting the Consolidated Application to HUD. Individual projects, both new and renewal, requesting funding will submit information to KHC and will be ranked based on scoring criteria approved by the KY BoS CoC Advisory Board.
 
In order to comply with this deadline, KHC is currently preparing several documents, which will include Intent to Apply forms, timelines, deadline requirements, and other relevant information in order to assist partners through this process. When this information is released, notification will be sent through KHC eGrams and posted on KHC's website.

HUD will continue to offer three types of project applications: Renewal, Reallocation, and Permanent Housing Bonus. All currently funded projects and those interested in creating new permanent housing projects should review the
NOFA in its entirety and give serious consideration on whether or not to apply for renewal funding, reallocation, or the Permanent Housing Bonus.  

Stay tuned to KHC eGrams for more information on the FY 2017 CoC Program Competition.
Public Comment Period
The annual 2017 Consolidated Action Plan for Kentucky's Block Grant Housing Programs and the 2017 Housing Trust Fund Allocation Plan are available for public comment through Tuesday, August 15, 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. The Housing Trust Fund Allocation Plan is the Commonwealth's application and distribution plan specifically for Housing Trust Funds. Kentucky Housing Corporation is the agency responsible for submission of the plan to HUD.

Kentucky has drafted the annual Consolidated Action Plan and the Housing Trust Fund Allocation 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 plans cover the time period of July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.
The Draft 2017 Consolidated Action Plan and the Draft 2017 Housing Trust Fund Allocation Plan are available for review on KHC's website, under Resources, Planning Documents, Consolidated Plan. Please send written comments to Doug Daniel, KHC, 1231 Louisville Road, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601; or email ddaniel@kyhousing.org.

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