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KYHMIS Annual Invoice Process Reminder
In late June, all agencies in the Lexington CoC and the Balance of State CoC who use the KYHMIS database will receive an Annual Invoice for User Licenses from Kentucky Housing Corporation (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.
Statewide Full SPDAT Webinar with OrgCode
KHC and OrgCode will be hosting a statewide full SPDAT webinar training from 1-4 p.m. ET, on Wednesday, May 24, 2017. To ensure each person wishing to attend has access to a training site, we have asked representatives from each Area Development District (ADD) to host a training location. To reserve a seat, please email your name and ADD site to Margaret Ann Smith at . If there is not a training site located close to you and/or your agency, please email Ashley VonHatten at to find a location or create a new training site to accommodate the need.

The following are current ADD hosts and training sites:
** Please note, Kentucky River Community Care has changed locations from Perry to Breathitt County.
Big Sandy
Mountain Comprehensive Care
125 South Front Avenue
Prestonsburg, Kentucky 41653

Kentucky Housing Corporation (West Annex)
1231 Louisville Road
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601

Shelter of Hope
2516 Carter Avenue
Ashland, Kentucky 41101

Gateway House
695 Flemingsburg Road
Morehead, Kentucky 40351
Green River
Matthew 25
1901 Leitchfield Road
Owensboro, Kentucky 42303

Kentucky River**
Kentucky River Community Care
178 Community Way Drive
Jackson, Kentucky 41339
The Center for Women and Families
927 South 2nd Street
Louisville, Kentucky 40203

Lincoln Trail
Helping Hands of Hope
6796 South Wilson Road
Elizabethtown, Kentucky 4270
Sanctuary, Inc.
210 E. 9th Street
Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42240 
Learning Opportunities for KHC
In recent weeks, Wendy Smith, KHC consultant, trained Housing Contract Administration (HCA) on the HOME program. Now, HCA will begin applying our new knowledge to your projects. As we work our way through your documentation, please be patient with us as we ask you more questions and analyze your numbers in a different way. We are trying to be more familiar with your projects and your styles for putting them together. We just want to help support you and think this an excellent opportunity for all of us!
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: 
Echo Hill Apartments Grand Opening
On May 12, 2017, Jeremy Ratliff, managing director of Multifamily Programs and Asset Management, spoke during the Echo Hill Apartments ribbon cutting ceremony in Vanceburg, Kentucky. Echo Hill is a beautiful mixed income property provides 40 units of safe, affordable, energy-efficient housing for Project-Based Section 8 recipients in the Commonwealth. For this project, KHC allocated $512,757 in Housing Credits, which will be leveraged into over $5 million in equity from Ohio Capital Corporation for Housing.
Properties like Echo Hill demonstrate just how economically beneficial and aesthetically pleasing renovating older properties can be, creating places for new residents to call home and providing sustainable housing to future generations. 

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