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ESG Application Available Wednesday! 
Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) will open a competitive application funding round for the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. 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 will be published on KHC's website under Specialized Housing, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) .

Applicants must register and complete the application using KHC's
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. Scorecards must be completed no later than Friday, June 23, 2017. Prior to the full application being available, individuals may access the Capacity Scorecard in the UFA under ESG 2017 Application. 

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 .
KYHMIS Annual Invoice Process Reminder
In late June, all agencies in the Lexington Continuum of Care (CoC) and the Balance of State (BoS) CoC who use the KYHMIS database will receive an Annual Invoice for User Licenses from KHC. The Louisville CoC will process their own invoices for their member agencies. The KHC invoice will reflect the number of users currently activated in the system. All agencies are reminded of their responsibility to review the number of licenses and make any necessary adjustment recommendations to the KHC KYHMIS staff. Send a Help Desk ticket with details on the increase or decrease in the number of licenses needed for the upcoming Fiscal Year and the names of the persons holding the licenses. KHC will use the number of users in the system to generate the Annual Invoice.
Annual Invoices will be sent from the online  PNC Payment System in an email to the designated agency contact person. All agencies are reminded of their responsibility to enroll in the PNC Payment System, to enter their banking information so electronic payment may be made, and to confirm the appropriate contact person who should receive the emailed Annual Invoice. Payment of the Annual Invoice must be made by electronic deposit through the PNC Payment System. Paper checks will no longer be accepted and, if received by KHC, will be returned to the agency uncashed.
Please contact the KYHMIS  Help Desk with any questions or call 502-564-7630, extension 446.
VAWA Implementation: Emergency Transfer Plans Required by June 14, 2017
VAWA applies to: HOME, ESG, COC, and HOPWA funding sources.
HUD released a final rule in regards to Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013: Implementation in HUD Housing Programs. This new rule became effective December 16, 2016, and applies to all the funding sources listed below. All partners receiving funds through one of the programs listed must implement The Emergency Transfer Plan requirement by June 14, 2017. 
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.
COC, ESG, and HOME TBRA Toolkits have been updated and HUD's Model Emergency Transfer Plan is included as a required form. Please refer to the program rules for the funding your agency receives to ensure you complete the Emergency Transfer Plan as applicable. If you have questions, please submit a request through the  HCA Help Desk.

In general,  all HUD projects must follow  24 CFR part 5, Subpart L - Protection for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking.  

In addition, there are specific changes to each of the following program rules: 
Preservation Celebration
On June 1, 2017, Kathy Peters, executive director of KHC, spoke during Winterwood Inc.'s Preservation Portfolio Grand Reopening Ceremony at Brayton Apartments in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. This is one of 18 aged USDA Rural Development Section 515 affordable housing properties that was revitalized in 14 counties across the state. The total portfolio revitalized 563 apartment units. Financing included sources such as 4 percent Tax Credits, tax-exempt bonds, USDA Rural Housing Service Section 515 loans, USDA Section 538 Guaranteed loans, HOME funding, with other sources of funding totaling $64.4 million. 

It takes a supportive community, a creative assortment of funding sources, and successful partnerships to preserve affordable housing. May the new life that has been breathed into each property, and our host, Brayton Apartments, bring those who will live here much comfort and happiness.

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