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2017 HOME TBRA Competitive Application
Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) began accepting applications for the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program on the Universal Funding Application (UFA) on March 10, 2017. The submission deadline is Monday, April 10, 2017.

The 2017 HOME TBRA Competitive Application Guidelines-which include specific information about how to apply for this funding round, pertinent dates, and required application fees-are available on the KHC website under Development, Single-Family, HOME TBRA as of Friday, March 10, 2017.  

Applicants must meet minimum thresholds to submit an application. New applicants are welcome.

Minimum Thresholds for Previously Funded TBRA Projects 
  • Applicants with unexpended TBRA funds from a project assigned TB14 or earlier are not eligible to apply for this round for TBRA funds.
  • HOME funds awarded in 2016 (project numbers beginning with TB16) are not eligible to apply for this round of TBRA funds.
  • HOME funds awarded in 2015 (project numbers beginning with TB15) are eligible to apply, but must meet the following condition:  
    • 70 percent of funds must be expended no later than the application submission to KHC. All draw requests required to meet this threshold must be submitted to and approved by KHC no later than the application submission deadline date of Monday, April 10, 2017.
KHC HOME TBRA Policy Manual 
Applicants should refer to the updated KHC HOME TBRA Policy Manual  for more information on eligible TBRA activities and other details regarding the administration of a TBRA program. Over the past several years, the TBRA policies have been included in KHC's HOME/AHTF Policy Manual, which also included information about homebuyer and homeowner rehabilitation projects. The HOME TBRA policies are now provided in a separate, stand-alone document in an effort to provide better clarification of program policies and requirements.

If you have any questions, please contact the HCA Help Desk.
VAWA Implementation Rule and HCA Funding Sources
This is an important announcement for projects with the following HCA funding sources.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released a Final Rule: Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013: Implementation in HUD Housing Programs. This new rule was effective December 16, 2016, and applies to all the funding sources listed below. 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, the implementation and adherence to, VAWA-related requirements after the effective date. CoC, ESG, and HOME TBRA Toolkit updates are forthcoming; please watch eGrams for further toolkit announcements. 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: 

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