KHC Announces HOME TBRA Funding
Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) recently announced funding awards for the 2017 competitive application round for the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program for Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA). Nine recipients around the state will receive a total of approximately $1.5 million to fund an estimated 273 households with a combination of rental assistance, security deposit assistance, and utility deposit assistance.
Big Sandy Area Community Action Program Inc.
$170,445 (Rental Assistance, Security, and Utility Deposit Assistance)
Service Area: Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, Martin, and Pike counties
Daniel Boone Community Action Agency Inc.
$135,000 (Security and Utility Deposit Assistance only)
Service Area: Clay, Jackson, Larue, and Rockcastle counties
Independent Living Options
(Rental Assistance, Security, and Utility Deposit Assistance)
Service Area: Boone, Campbell, and Kenton counties
KCEOC Community Action Agency Inc.
$95,650 (Rental Assistance, Security, and Utility Deposit Assistance)
Service Area: Knox County
Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence
$200,000 (Rental Assistance, Security, and Utility Deposit Assistance)
Service Area: All Kentucky counties except for Louisville-Jefferson County and Lexington-Fayette County
$180,000 (Rental Assistance, Security, and Utility Deposit Assistance)
Service Area: Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, and Warren counties
Matthew 25 AIDS Service
$113,874 (Rental Assistance, Security, and Utility Deposit Assistance)
Service Area: Breckinridge, Daviess, Grayson, Hancock, Hardin, Henderson, Larue, Marion, McLean, Meade, Nelson, Ohio, Union, Washington, and Webster counties
Mountain Comprehensive Care Center Inc.
$179,180 (Rental Assistance, Security, and Utility Deposit Assistance)
Service Area: Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, Martin, and Pike counties.
$180,800 (Rental Assistance, Security, and Utility Deposit Assistance)
Service Area: Anderson, Franklin, Henry, Owen, Scott, Shelby, and Woodford counties
If you have questions, please contact Jamie Pinkston or Rachelle Foley toll-free in Kentucky at 800-633-8896 or 502-564-7630, extensions 277 or 761, respectively; TTY 711; or email
ESG Application is Now Open!
The competitive application funding round for the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program is now open. The deadline to submit an application for consideration is Monday, July 10, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. ET.
The application guidelines and sample scoresheet is available on
under Specialized Housing,
Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)
. Applicants should carefully review these documents prior to completing the application as they both provide specific information on what is expected and how applicants will be scored.
Applicants must register and complete the application using the KHC
Universal Funding Application (UFA)
system. As a first step in the application process, applicants must complete and submit the KHC Capacity Scorecard through the UFA system. Applicants must submit the completed Capacity Scorecard by June 23, 2017.
As stated in previous eGrams, this competitive application round is for a two-year funding cycle, whereby projects that are awarded funding in 2017 will be eligible for renewal in 2018, without a competitive application process so long as certain minimum thresholds are met and funding is available. The next competitive application process is anticipated to occur in 2019.
In preparing for the ESG application, applicants should thoroughly review the
ESG Policy Manual.
If you have any questions, please contact the Housing Contract Administration (HCA) Help Desk.
An application fee is not required for this competitive application. Please disregard the green "Pay Fees" icon when working in the ESG application within the UFA.
Additional ESG Application Information
Please note Question 8(c) under Section C.2, Emergency Shelter Component of the Emergency Solutions Grant application should read "essential" services not "central" services. Because the application has been published within the UFA, KHC is unable to make this correction at this time.
2017 K-Count data is anticipated to be released within the next week in the event applicants are interested in using the most current information for narrative responses.
The Kentucky Balance of State (BoS) Continuum of Care (CoC) will conduct a series of regional CoC meetings in June and July. Below are the dates and locations that have been confirmed at this time. Details about locations and dates, not listed below, will be included in future eGrams. The meetings are open to the public and all are welcome. A map of the regions is included on KHC's website under Specialized Housing, Continuum of Care.
All CoC and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funded agencies are required to send one representative to one of the meetings. While attending your local meeting is ideal, you are welcome to attend a meeting in another region, if the date is more convenient.
The meetings will take place as follows:
Due to a scheduling conflict, the Region 1 meeting will be rescheduled. It was originally scheduled for Wednesday, June 28, 2017.
Thursday, June 29, 2017
10 a.m. CT
Economic Justice Institute
2109 Old Louisville Road
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101
Thursday, June 22, 2017
10 a.m. ET
Ashland-Boyd County Library, Main Branch
1740 Central Avenue
Ashland, Kentucky 41101
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
10 a.m. ET
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.
HUD Announces Start Date for Housing Counselor Certification Examination
On May 31, 2017, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) published a Federal Register Notice announcing the start of the HUD Certified Housing Counselor Examination on Tuesday, August 1, 2017. The Notice also announces that the cost for the Housing Counseling Certification Examination will be $60 online at the examinee's location and $100 at a proctoring site.
Registration for the examination will not be available until Tuesday, August 1, 2017. However, Housing Counselors are encouraged to create a user account starting June 1, 2017, at www.hudhousingcounselors.com. The user account will allow housing counselors to access training materials and to track their progress. It will also allow them take the practice exam when it is available. An announcement will be made when the practice exam is available.
The Housing Counseling: New Certification Requirements Final Rule requires that, after the final compliance date, all housing counseling required under or provided in connection with HUD programs, as defined in CFR § 5.111 (b), must be provided by HUD-certified housing counselors that work for agencies approved to participate in HUD's Housing Counseling program. For more information, please review the Housing Counseling: New Certification Requirements Final Rule available on HUD's Exhange website.
VAWA Implementation: Emergency Transfer Plans Required by June 14, 2017
VAWA applies to: HOME, ESG, COC, and HOPWA funding sources.
If you have a project with one of these funding sources please read the applicable rules that have been updated to include the VAWA requirements. Partner agencies are responsible for, and HCA quality assurance staff will be monitoring for compliance on, the implementation and adherence to VAWA-related requirements after the effective date.
Celebrating Senior Living
KHC and the Woda Group Inc. recently celebrated the grand opening of two properties benefiting the senior population. Rob Ellis, deputy executive director for Housing Production and Programs, represented KHC at both ribbon cutting ceremonies on June 9, 2017.
Brea's Crossing is a garden-style design with private entrances
single car garages, located in Shelbyville, Kentucky. This beautiful
community offers 24 one-bedroom and 20 two-bedroom units built with
the latest green construction
techniques. KHC is
proud to have
provided $570,177 in Low Income
Housing Tax Credits, or Housing Credits, for this project, which was leveraged into over $5 million by Ohio Capital Corporation. For more information about Brea's Crossing, please visit Woda's website.
Pebblecreek Crossing is a new elevator building located in
Kentucky. This facility includes 27 one- and 21
many featuring universal
design for disabled
residents. KHC is proud to have
provided $629,572 in Low Income
Credits, or Housing Credits, for this project,
which was leveraged into over $6 million by Ohio Capital Corporation. For more
information about Pebblecreek Crossing, please visit Woda's website.