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Memorial Day 
Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) offices will be closed Monday, May 29, 2017, in honor of Memorial Day, and will reopen on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at 8 a.m., ET.

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 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.
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.
Housing and Urban Development (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: 

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