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Locations Set for Additional CoC Regional Meetings  
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 Kentucky Housing Corporation's (KHC) website under Specialized Housing, Continuum of Care. At the meetings, regions will elect representatives for the CoC Advisory Board

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:

Region 1
Due to a scheduling conflict, the Region 1 meeting will be rescheduled. It was originally scheduled for Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

Region 2
Thursday, June 29, 2017
10 a.m. CT
Economic Justice Institute
2109 Old Louisville Road
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101

Region 3
TBD

Region 4
Thursday, June 22, 2017
10 a.m. ET
Ashland-Boyd County Library, Main Branch
1740 Central Avenue
Ashland, Kentucky 41101

Region 5
Monday, July 10, 2017
10 a.m. ET
The Corbin Center
222 Corbin Center Drive
Corbin, KY 40701

Region 6
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
10 a.m. ET
Liberty Place Recovery Center
218 Lake Street
Richmond, KY 40475
Parking Alert: Please park in the back parking lot at 135 Holly St.


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. 
Reminder for ESG Application Capacity Scorecard Deadline  
The competitive application funding round for the ESG program is now open. The deadline to submit an application for consideration is Monday, July 10, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. ET.
 
However,  applicants must complete and submit the KHC Capacity Scorecard through the Universal Funding Application (UFA) system by 11:59 P.M. ET on June 23, 2017 in order to be eligible to apply for funding.
 
The application guidelines and sample scoresheet are available on KHC's website 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.   
In preparing for the ESG application, applicants should thoroughly review the ESG Policy ManualIf you have any questions, please contact the Housing Contract Administration (HCA) Help Desk .
ESG Application Clarifications  
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.

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. 
 
For applicants applying for the Emergency Shelter component, a certificate of local approval is required to be attached to the application. For convenience, KHC has provided a template for applicants to use, however, this particular format is not required. Applicants may submit proof of local approval through a letter of support from local officials as well.
 
Once applicants have submitted the KHC Capacity Scorecard, they can and should proceed to the rest of the application within the UFA.
Continuum of Care Annual Performance Report Changes  
Agencies that get funding through the CoC Program will now run their Annual Performance Report (APR) from Service Point, or an HMIS comparable database. For the Balance of State, these APRs are due to Kentucky Housing Corporation 40 calendar days after the grant-end date allowing for any last-minute billing items or reporting issues to be resolved. Instructions for running this report are on the HCA Help Desk , under KYHMIS Reports and then CoC APR.   
 
The KYHMIS team is already contacting agencies concerning these new reports and assisting them in understanding and correcting their data. Agencies can run their APRs at any time and do not have to wait to be contacted by a KYHMIS team member. Any issues with your report should be reported through the HCA Help Desk . These reports, which previously were sent through the financial draw request system, will now be sent directly to the attention of Carol Anne Sell, Reporting Specialist, at csell@kyhousing.org .
2017 K-Count Results Released  
KHC has released the results of the 2017 K-Count, the annual "point-in-time" count of where homeless Kentuckians living on the streets, in emergency shelters, or transitional housing programs in the Balance of State (118 counties outside Fayette and Jefferson) were sleeping on the night of January 25, 2017. Due to separate funding streams, Lexington and Louisville conduct their own counts on the same night.
 
The Balance of State identified 1,940 persons, Louisville-Jefferson 1,034, and Lexington-Fayette 1,051.  You may read the full release on KHC's website, under Press Releases.
 
County-by-county data can be found for 2017 and previous years on KHC's website, under Specialized Housing, K-Count .  
CPD Income Calculator Updated with HOME and HTF FY 2017 Income Limits  
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has updated the  Community Planning and Development (CPD) Income Eligibility Calculator  to incorporate FY 2017 Income Limits for:
  • HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME)
  • Housing Trust Fund (HTF)
All updated limits are effective as of June 15, 2017 and can be viewed on the  HUD Exchange .
 
How Does This Affect the Income Calculator?
 
All calculations that are currently in a user's dashboard in the  CPD Income Eligibility Calculator , as well as calculations completed going forward, will use the FY 2017 income limits for the purposes of determining eligibility.
 
Although your data and calculations are accessible within the CPD Income Eligibility Calculator for 13 months, this tool is designed to allow you to more easily update a beneficiary's income in the future - it is not a repository of income calculations completed in the past.
 
Only calculations that had been downloaded from the calculator and saved to a user's hard drive (or printed off) prior to today used the previous year's income limits data for calculating a beneficiary's income eligibility.
 
Please direct any comments or questions to info@hudexchange.info . 
GreenHouse17 Ribbon Cutting
After a three year process, partners and residents gathered to celebrate the Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence (KCADV) Homes Lexington ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 13, 2017. A total of  24 units, 12 beautiful cottages on the working farm and 12 apartments in downtown Lexington, provide safety and affordable housing for survivors of intimate partner abuse.

Ribbon Cutting for GreenHouse17 - June 13, 2017
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Jeremy Ratliff, Managing Director of Multifamily Programs and Asset Management, represented KHC during the event to express the importance of this development. KHC allocated $338,332 in Housing Credits, which will be leveraged into over $3 million in equity from National Equity Fund. KHC also contributed $248,600 from the Affordable Housing Trust Fund.

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