In This Issue
Recording and Materials Posted for Last Week's KY BoS CoC Webinar 
The Kentucky Balance of State Continuum of Care (KY BoS CoC) held a CoC membership meeting on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, via webinar. The recording has been posted. Once you register, it will take you to the recording.

In addition, the slides and corresponding materials discussed during the meeting have been posted on the CoC page of KHC's website under the KY BoS CoC Membership Meeting section at the top of the page.

All CoC and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)-funded agencies in the BoS were required to have at least one representative participate in the live webinar or to listen to the recording. If attendance did not occur during the live webinar, the recording must be viewed by Wednesday, July 15, 2020 for the agency to receive attendance credit.

If you have any questions, please contact the Housing Contract Administration (HCA) Help Desk.
KY BoS CoC Advisory Board Election for Regional Representatives   
Each year, members of the six CoC regional areas elect representatives to serve on the KY BoS CoC Advisory Board. Each region has two members that serve staggered terms. A list of the membership as of June 30, 2020, can be found on the CoC page of KHC's website.

The following individuals have been nominated to serve from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2022:  
  • Region 1 (Unopposed)
    Caleb Rose, Housing and Outreach Coordinator, Pennyroyal Veteran's Center
  • Region 2 (Unopposed)
    Pam Hurt, Deputy Director, Barren River Area Safe Space, Inc. (BRASS)
  • Region 3 (Unopposed)
    Danielle Amrine, Executive Director, Welcome House of Northern Kentucky
  • Region 4 (Unopposed)
    Rebekah Stamper, Veterans Services Program Manager, Volunteers of America Mid-States
  • Region 5 (Unopposed)
    Jennifer Smith, Vice President for Operations, KCEOC Community Action Partnership
  • Region 6 (Contested)
    Katie Matakas, Housing Stabilization Specialist, Homeless and Housing Coalition of Kentucky (HHCK)

    Tish Shupe, Housing Director, Clark County Community Services
One representative from each member organization and individual members not affiliated with a member organization are invited to vote. While nominees for Regions 1-5 are unopposed, Region 6 has a contested election, so voting is necessary. Votes must be cast by 5 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 15, 2020.  
If you have any questions, please submit a request on the HCA Help Desk
Request for Feedback - Homelessness Prevention Screening Tool
As discussed during the June 30, 2020 KY BoS CoC meeting, KHC plans to use a significant portion of its CARES Act Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV) funds for homelessness prevention. To ensure funds are used for those who would become literally homeless (i.e., street or shelter) without the prevention assistance, KHC developed a screening tool to determine eligibility for the program and severity of need. Discussion of the CARES Act and the prevention screening tool begins at approximately minute 13:00 of the meeting recording. Once you register, you will be directed to the recording. KHC respectfully requests feedback from KY BoS CoC partners on the draft tool, especially on the scoring thresholds included in the Stage 2 "Targeting" section of the document. Please submit feedback via email to Kenzie Strubank at by 5 p.m. ET Monday, July 13, 2020.
KYHMIS BoS July Quarterly Webinar 
The next quarterly webinar for the Kentucky Homeless Management Information System (KYHMIS) Balance of State (BoS) is 1:30 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 22, 2020. This webinar is mandatory, but will be recorded if you cannot make it at this time. Individuals will have one week to watch the webinar. To register, please visit GoToWebinar's registration page
KYHMIS Required Refresher Training 
During the month of June, the KYHMIS staff offered several Refresher Training Webinars. We want to thank all of you that participated in this training. If you were unable to attend one of these trainings, you will need to submit a ticket on HCA's Help Desk letting us know that you were unable to attend. We will send out a recording for you to participate. If you do not participate in a Refresher Training by Friday, July 31, 2020, you will be put to inactive status within HMIS. 
ESG CAPER Reports Due
It's that time again for the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) CAPER Reporting! If you receive ESG money from KHC, your ESG Report Contact person should have received an automated email from SAGE with the link(s) to upload each ESG component/project's CSV file.

When generating your ESG CAPER reports, please use the reporting period of July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. The deadline for agencies to submit their ESG CAPER report(s) in SAGE will be close of business on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. This will allow KHC's Data and Reporting team time to review and request any necessary corrections before the final submission to HUD.
Prior to submitting your ESG CAPER reports, please check your data quality and correct any errors. If you need assistance with this, please submit an HCA Help Desk ticket.
If needed, the ESG CAPER Report Training is available on the HCA Help Desk. If you have any questions throughout this process, please submit a Help Desk ticket or send an email to our Reporting team at
Louisville Metro Government Announces Eviction Prevention COVID-19 Relief Fund
Develop Louisville's Office of Housing recently announced a COVID-19 eviction prevention fund, supported by $21 million in CARES Act funding. The fund, which will pay for up to three months of rent for households facing COVID-related delinquencies, may only be used to pay rent and will make payments directly to the property owner or landlord.

To qualify, applicants must be:
  • Jefferson County residents
  • Earning a household income at or below 60 percent of the area median income ($45,840 annually for a family of four)
  • Using the assistance for rent
To apply, please visit

Landlords may apply on behalf their tenants, and funding will be prioritized for affordable housing units (households at or below 60 percent of the area median income) or properties with more than 50 percent of their units in the Housing Choice Voucher Program.  

To be eligible, the property owner or landlord must:
  • Be currently registered in Louisville's Rental Registry
  • Have no outstanding code violations for the property for which rent is being paid
  • Waive all late fees, fines, and penalties
  • Forego evictions for assisted tenants for 60 days after assistance is provided
  • Provide pre-COVID-19 rent rolls to document delinquency rates before and after the pandemic.
Landlords of federally-, state-, or locally-subsidized units may apply on behalf of multiple tenants, which streamlines the application process by eliminating the need for income verification. Landlords apply online and should use the following documents:
Request for Proposal RFP
Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) needs a continuation of our SecureWorks agreements. Proposals received after 5 p.m. ET, Friday, July 24, 2020, will not be accepted. More information can be found on KHC's website.  
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