In This Issue
KHC Needs Your Feedback
Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) requests your
participation in a survey about KHC's new updates to our website, . We want to ensure that we are meeting the needs of the many types of our users, everyone from lenders to property managers. Your feedback is important and will help shape the website that is currently in production.  

Please complete the survey by Thursday, June 25, 2020.
2020 HOME TBRA Program Implementation Training
KHC will host a virtual HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) Program Implementation Training from 9-11:30 a.m. ET Tuesday, June 23, 2020. This training is required for all agencies selected for funding in the 2020 HOME TBRA Competition. HOME TBRA agencies must ensure program staff and financial staff attend the training. Registration is encouraged.

Please note, this training is in addition to the required Kentucky Homeless Information System (KYHMIS) training for all 2020 HOME TBRA Projects.

If you have any questions, please contact the Housing Contract Administration (HCA) Help Desk
Get Ready for the Mainstream Voucher Program 
KHC, through its Tenant Assistance Programs, will begin accepting referrals for the new Mainstream Voucher Program on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.  

To be eligible for the Mainstream Voucher Program, the individual or household must 1) meet the income thresholds and other minimum eligibility criteria for KHC's Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program, 2) be non-elderly (62 or younger), 3) have a disability, and 4) meet one of the following criteria:
  • Currently experiencing homelessness
  • Experienced homelessness upon entry into a Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) project, a Rapid Rehousing (RRH) project, or another Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program (TBRA). (Note: TBRA participants must have been leased in that program for at least a full 12 months to be eligible)
  • At-risk of homelessness
  • Transitioning out of institutional or other segregated settings serving persons with disabilities
  • At serious risk of institutionalization
Referrals will be accepted from Kentucky Balance of State Continuum of Care (KY BoS CoC) partner agencies. Partner agencies will submit referral packets to KHC via mail or email, attesting to the person's age, disability status, and housing status. KHC will provide KY BoS CoC partners with a password protected link to access referral documents and instructions prior to July 1, 2020.

Stay tuned to future eGrams for more details. In the meantime, you can learn more about KHC's Mainstream Voucher Program by listening to a recording of the KY BoS CoC's May Advisory Board Meeting. To listen, enter your information and click "Register". The Mainstream Voucher presentation begins at minute 15:10.

If you have any questions, please contact the HCA Help Desk.
Updated 2020 Data Quality Calendar
KHC's Data and Reporting team is excited to announce the update of the 2020 data quality calendar displaying the monthly deadlines for the 640 Data Quality reports regarding specific grant projects. The 2020 Data Quality Calendar is available within the KHC Help Desk under the KYHMIS Data Quality Plan section. If you have any questions or comments, please email Elizabeth Seacat at
CoC APR Report Training Video
KHC is excited to announce a new CoC APR Report training video for our partner agencies to utilize, and aid in the CoC APR reporting process. The training video can be found on the HCA Help Desk. As a reminder, if you have any questions regarding the process feel free to submit a ticket within the HCA Help Desk or email
KYHMIS Training Requirement
Every year, all KYHMIS users are required to complete the Annual Refresher Training. This year, the training is via webinar. All trainings will share the same content; therefore, you are only required to participate in one. Please use the links below to register for your preferred date and time.
If you have any questions, please contact the HCA Help Desk
Effective Diversion: A Key Strategy for Ending Homelessness
A Webinar from NAEH - Updated date and time
As part of their COVID-19 Webinar Series, the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) is offering an overview of the best diversion practices and how communities are implementing diversion to ensure that new federal COVID-19 homelessness resources are most effectively and efficiently targeted. Effective diversion has never been more important than during the coronavirus pandemic. NAEH will host the webinar at 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

For more information and to register, please visit NAEH's website.
Testing for COVID-19 in Homeless Shelters and Encampments 
A Webinar from the National Health Care for the Homeless Council
Friday, June 19, 1-2 p.m. ET
As capacity for COVID-19 testing grows in most communities, high-risk settings such as homeless shelters and encampments are increasingly being prioritized for universal testing events. New CDC guidance for health departments (to be released shortly) outlines factors that local and state agencies can use to further inform specific policies being developed for these venues. A new National HCH Council issue brief provides lessons learned and testing strategies that HCHs in five cities have found to work successfully when conducting universal testing. Come to this discussion to hear about these new resources and bring your questions about testing in your community.

For more information and to register, please visit NHCHC's website.
USICH is Seeking Your Input on the Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness 
The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) is currently gathering public input to help guide the next federal strategic plan to prevent and end homelessness. For those interested in helping, recommendations must be submitted on their public input portal by Saturday, July 11, 2020. The current planHome, Together: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness, is available on USICH's website.

For more information, please email
Applications Accepted
KHC Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) began accepting applications for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program on June 1, 2020. The Section 8 online application will be available within the Applicant RENTCafĂ© by creating an account; or persons may call into KHC's Customer Service at 877-552-7368, extension 711, to complete by phone or request an application via email at and return via email. Hand delivered or mailed applications will not be accepted. Please visit KHC's website for the list of counties served by the KHC Housing Choice Voucher program.

Please direct those interested in applying to KHC's website, under Rental, HCV RENTCafé, Applicant RENTCafé. We encourage everyone wanting assistance to register online. Applications are accepted in the order they are received.
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