In This Issue
Reminder: KHC Waiver Request Process for Subrecipients of CoC, ESG, HOPWA, and HOME TBRA Programs
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently issued memorandums providing regulatory waivers of certain program requirements to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and provide additional supports to eligible individuals and families who are economically impacted by COVID-19 for Continuum of Care (CoC), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA), and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) programs. Agencies can read the waivers, watch Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) webinars covering waiver specifics for each of the above referenced programs, and learn about the KHC subrecipient COVID-19 waiver request process on KHC's Housing Contract Administration (HCA) Help Desk in the COVID-19 Section. KHC encourages subrecipient agencies to utilize the waiver request process to ensure program flexibility and continued compliance during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  
Please note: Agencies that are CoC program direct grantees, and not KHC subrecipients, must request waivers for those direct programs directly from the Louisville HUD Field Office at KHC requests that all Direct Grantees copy Jen Oberlin ( and Shaye Rabold ( when submitting waiver requests to HUD.
HUD Office of Inspector General Bulletin for Homeowners on CARES Act Forbearance
The HUD Office of Inspector General drafted a bulletin outlining guidance that the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) has provided for borrowers and servicers to implement the forbearance provisions of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Updates to Recently Released COVID Property Inspection Forms CoC, ESG, and TBRA
KHC's HCA department has made updates to property inspection forms for the COC, ESG, and HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) programs. These updates were needed to ensure the clients/tenants were informed of their right to notify agency staff if they feel the landlord is not addressing deficiencies related to Housing Quality Standards (HQS) or Habitability Standards set forth by the specific program. The information below describes the updates to program specific forms and all forms have been updated on the HCA Help Desk to reflect the changes: 
KYHMIS BoS April Quarterly Webinar - Recording
The Kentucky Homeless Management Information System (KYHMIS) Balance of State (BoS) Quarterly webinar recorded without participates this quarter. Please go to the Help Desk to find the KYHMIS BoS April Quarterly Webinar. This webinar is required for all KYHMIS users in the BoS, but the good news is that you have until June 30, 2020 to listen to this webinar. If you have any questions, please submit them through the Help Desk. 
HOME TBRA Competitive Application Now Open!
KHC is now accepting applications for the HOME TBRA program on the Universal Funding Application (UFA). The submission deadline is 8 p.m. ET Monday, May 18, 2020.

The 2020 HOME TBRA Competitive Application Guidelines, which includes specific information about how to apply for this funding round, pertinent dates, required application fees, and sample application scoresheet are available on KHC's website under Development, Single-Family, HOME TBRA.

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

Minimum Thresholds
  • HOME funds awarded in 2019 (project numbers beginning with TB19) are not eligible to apply for this round of TBRA funds.
  • HOME funds awarded in 2018 (project numbers beginning with TB18):  
    • 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 8 p.m. ET Monday, May 18, 2020.
KHC HOME TBRA Policy Manual
Applicants should refer to the KHC HOME TBRA Policy Manual for more information on eligible TBRA activities and other details regarding the administration of a TBRA program.

If you have any questions, please contact the HCA Help Desk
FHFA Eviction Moratorium Property Lookup Tools
The Federal Housing Finance Administration (FHFA) announced on May 4, 2020, that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have developed online multifamily property lookup tools to help renters find out if they are living in units protected from evictions during the pandemic because the properties have federally-backed loans.   
Request for Proposals (RFPs)
KHC invites response to requests for information, services, or technical assistance from qualified and experienced providers. Below, you will find information about RFPs currently posted by KHC.
REO Realtors
Please respond no later than 5 p.m. ET Wednesday, May 14, 2020.
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