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:
To apply, please visit www.louisvilleky.wufoo.com.
- 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
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:
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.
- 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.
and should use the following documents: