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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
As part of its Housing Development Program, KCEOC Community Action Partnership recently finished building a new home for a Knox County resident. Jill House, technical assistance specialist II for Housing Contract Administration, represented KHC at the ribbon cutting ceremony for new homeowner Lenda in Woolum, Kentucky, on February 7, 2017.

KHC allocated $110,000 in HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds, as well as $25,738 of Affordable Housing Trust Fund monies for the construction of several home buyer units.

HOME funds and Trust Fund monies help buyers, like Lenda, realize the dream of owning a home. These are important programs that are invested quality housing solutions for Kentuckians and strengthen our communities.

Other partners contributing to this development project are KCEOC Housing Development Program, Forcht Bank, Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati, Fahe, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.   
Housing Inventory Count (HIC) Required for ES, TH, RRH, PSH
All Emergency Shelters (ES) and Transitional Housing (TH) projects submitting information for the 2017 K-Count, as well as all Rapid Re-Housing (RRH) and Permanent-Supportive Housing (PSH) programs, must complete information for the 2017 Housing Inventory Count (HIC).

Agencies have until Friday, February 10, 2017, to submit HIC information.

The HIC is the companion report to the K-Count and provides information on the number of beds and units the Kentucky Balance of State (BoS) Continuum of Care (CoC) geographic area has available throughout the year as part of its homeless response system.

The 2017 HIC questionnaire form and guidance document are available on the K-Count Information Page.  
Key Components of Financial Management for Community Planning Department Grants
The U.S. Housing and Urban Development published a bulletin explaining that financial management is the systematic application of procedures, forms, rules of conduct, and standards. As a grantee or subrecipient in receipt of Federal funds, your financial management practices must comply with the cost principles established by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This bulletin is intended to identify components of a sound financial management system and offer guidance on avoiding some of the common challenges grantees face when managing Federal funds.
Conflict of Interest Guidance
New guidance has been released on Conflict of Interest for programs administered by Housing Contract Administration (HCA). This guidance is available on the HCA Help Desk under the Compliance section and includes policies, procedures, definitions, and a decision tree. Agencies administering one of the following programs are responsible for reading and implementing this guidance to ensure program quality. 
  • HOME Single-Family only (not multifamily/rental)
  • AHTF Single-Family only (not multifamily/rental)
  • GAP
  • HouseWorks
  • ESG
  • CoC
For conflict of interest guidance on KHC-administered multifamily funding programs (HOME Rental, AHTF Rental, SMAL, Housing Trust Fund, Tax Credit, Risk Share, Exchange/ARRA, TCAP/ARRA, etc.), please contact your compliance specialist in the Multifamily Compliance Department. 
Weatherization Quarterly Reporting Deadline
The third quarter invoicing deadline for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Weatherization and Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now 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, to allow time for processing prior to the deadline.
2017 National Home Performance Conference
The Department of Energy's (DOE) Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is excited to be sponsoring the 2017 HPC National Home Performance Conference (HPC) and Trade Show in Nashville, Tennessee from Sunday-Wednesday, March 19-22, 2017. This year's conference will include multiple tracks and over 30 sessions specifically developed for the WAP network. The entire DOE WAP staff will be in attendance and DOE is encouraging all WAP professionals to attend this exciting learning and networking opportunity.

In recognition of WAP's participation, individuals employed by the WAP network are eligible to receive a discounted registration rate. This code will get attendees the $675 price through Friday, February 17, and then $775 through the conference: NATWX9C.

Please note: this code is only to be used by individuals employed by or contracted to the DOE WAP. Registrants' employer information will be requested and verified to ensure the appropriate use of this discount. Contractors of WAP agencies must include the name of the WAP agency that employs them on the registration form in the company/organization field.
Public Hearing Notice
A public hearing will be held to obtain needs information for the 2017 Consolidation Action Plan for Kentucky's Block Grant Housing Programs.
The Action Plan is the Commonwealth's application and distribution plan for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) Block Grant Programs (HOME, ESG, CDBG, HTF, and HOPWA). Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) and the Department for Local Government are the agencies responsible for submission of the plan to HUD.
Kentucky is in the process of drafting the 2017 Consolidated Action Plan, and a public hearing is being held for the purpose of obtaining public input. Both written and oral comments will be accepted and where applicable, will be incorporated into the document.
The public hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. ET Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at KHC's main office, 1231 Louisville Road, Frankfort. KHC's campus is handicapped-accessible. If you are a person with a disability, need information in an alternative format, or speak limited English and require special services at the public hearing, please notify Bernadette Hillman by Wednesday, February 15, 2017, so that arrangements for those services can be made.
The current Action Plan is available for review on KHC's website , Resources, Planning Documents, Consolidated Plan. Send written comments to Bernadette Hillman, KHC, 1231 Louisville Road, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601 or by email to
If you have any questions, please contact Bernie Hillman toll-free in Kentucky at 800-633-8896 or 502-564-7630, extension 375; TTY 711, or email  
Nan McKay HQS Training
Occasionally, housing partners inquire about Housing Quality Standards Training (HQS). KHC has been made aware of an upcoming training provided by Nan McKay. For more information, please visit Nan McKay's link . 

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