On May 22, 2020 the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued additional waivers and the extension of some previously issued waivers for the Continuum of Care (CoC), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programs to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and provide additional supports to eligible individuals and families who are economically impacted by COVID-19. These waivers are in addition to the waivers previously issued by HUD on March 31, 2020. Please read the full
for waiver details.
Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) staff will contact each agency that requested waivers issued in the March 31, 2020 HUD Memo to see if these programs would like to request use of the additional waivers. In the meantime, if agencies would like to request the more immediate use of these additional waivers featured in the May 22, 2020 HUD Memo, please notify KHC via the
Housing Contract Administration (HCA) Help Desk
. The Help Desk has been updated to include
COVID-19 Waiver Guidance tools
that include the additional waivers and extensions granted in the May 22, 2020 Memo. These tools also include KHC's Emergency Record Keeping policy that details the required documentation for both the agency and, when applicable, client-level file documentation for all the waivers featured in both HUD Memos.
If your agency has not yet requested waivers of certain regulatory requirements and are interested in learning a more about them, please visit
HCA Help Desk
. Agencies can read the waivers, watch KHC webinars covering waiver specifics for each of the above referenced programs, and learn about the KHC subrecipient COVID-19 waiver request process in the COVID-19 Section. Even if your agency does not anticipating needing all applicable program waivers, KHC encourages subrecipients to request all of them to ensure that your program retains maximum flexibility and continued compliance during the COVID-19 Pandemic.