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FY17 HOME and HTF Program Income Limits 
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has released the Fiscal Year 2017 Rent Limits and Income Limits for HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and Housing Trust Fund (HTF).

All updated limits are effective as of Thursday, June 15, 2017, which are available on the HUD Exchange at the links below:

Please note: The HOME and HTF program income limits in the CPD Income Eligibility Calculator have not been updated and will remain the 2016 income limits until the new 2017 limits are in effect. A Listserv will be provided once HOME and HTF income limits are updated in the calculator.

If you have any comments or questions, please email

WAP Year-End Closeout Deadlines  
Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) sub-grantees are required to meet the following deadlines for the end-of-year draw closeout and budget modification requests.   

702 Deadline 
4th Quarter BMF Deadline 
DOE and LIHEAP May 702:  Thursday, June 15 at 8 a.m.  Wednesday, June 7 at 8 a.m. 
(BMF Affecting May DOE and/or LIHEAP 702)
LIHEAP June 702: 
Thursday, July 6 at 8 a.m.  
Thursday, June 22 at 8 a.m. 
(BMF Affecting June LIHEAP 702)
DOE June 702: 
Thursday, July 27 at 8 a.m.
Thursday, July 13 at 8 a.m. 
(BMF Affecting June DOE 702)

If you have any questions, please email 
VAWA Implementation: Emergency Transfer Plans Required by June 14, 2017
VAWA applies to: HOME, ESG, COC, and HOPWA funding sources.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a final rule on 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 Wednesday, 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: 
Ribbon Cutting in Booneville, Kentucky
Housing Partnership Inc. recently finished building a new home for Owsley County resident, Ms. Barrett. Davey King, managing director for Housing Contract Administration, represented KHC at the ribbon cutting ceremony held in Booneville, Kentucky, on June 2, 2017.

Housing development is economic development. KHC
proudly  allocated $300,000 in HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) funds for the construction of home buyer units in the Milltown Subdivision. These funds in combination with other resources from many partners who attended this event, brought well over half a million dollars to Owsley County for this phase of development. The deployment of these funds helps to increase employment in the county, expand the property tax base, build community pride, and spurs economic growth.

HOME funds help buyers, like Ms. Barrett, realize the dream of owning a home. These are important programs that are invested in Kentucky families and strengthen our communities. 

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