In This Issue
KHC Assumes Eviction Relief Fund Administration: Delays in HCA Staff Responses May Occur
KHC assumed administration of the $15 million Healthy at Home Eviction Relief Fund (HH-ERF) on Monday, September 21. The fund is a statewide effort to prevent Kentuckians from facing eviction and to allow landlords to realize substantial payments for back rent. It will allow tenants to remain healthy and housed throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. KHC has prioritized making HH-ERF payments as quickly as possible to approved landlords on behalf of their tenants. 

Numerous KHC Housing Contract Administration (HCA) staff members have been assigned to assist with HH-ERF application processing. This may result in longer than usual response time for normal administrative activities for some HCA programs (HOME, AHTF, ESG, CoC, HOPWA), including project/activity set-up, draw processing, budgetary change requests, waiver requests, and/or document execution. 

You may experience delays through mid- to late October. We apologize for any inconvenience and greatly appreciate the patience of our partner agencies as we strive to help low-income Kentuckians keep their housing with HH-ERF assistance. 

Please contact HCA Managing Director Curtis Stauffer at if you need an expedited response from HCA due to a project/activity being placed at risk by a delayed response.
Coordinated Entry Required Training
There will be mandatory Coordinated Entry Training September 29 or October 1. Both will offer the same content, therefore, you only need to attend one. This training is required for all agencies that received ESG and CoC funding, for any user in the HMIS system, or any case manager who works with the Coordinated Entry process. 

To register for the required training choose a link below:
If you have questions regarding this training, please submit a Help Desk ticket.
Voting Rights for People Experiencing Homelessness During the COVID-19 Crisis 
As citizens of this country, participation in the electoral process is our primary method for voicing our concerns about the issues we hold dear and the conditions that impact us, and it is the way we challenge America to conform to its higher ideals expressed in the Constitution. Voting encompasses all of this. Voting gives us a voice.
People experiencing homelessness deserve the right to use their voice unimpeded and should not be barred from weighing in on the issues that matter most to them. With COVID-19 threatening millions with evictions, misinformation and structural barriers may prevent many people from being able to vote if we do not actively work to share people's rights and ensure they can be enforced.
Join Law Center staff at 2 p.m. EDT today, Wednesday, September 23, as we discuss the importance of helping people experiencing homelessness exercise their right to vote and provide tools and resources to address those rights.
Click to Register 
National Alliance to End Homelessness Offers A Deep Dive: Homeless Services and Housing Webinar
Join esteemed homelessness researchers, Marybeth Shinn and Jill Khadduri, authors of the recently published In the Midst of Plenty: Homelessness and What to Do About It, for a discussion of their research.

The book represents an exhaustive review of existing research on homelessness-why it exists and what practices have been shown to help reduce it. Authors will provide an overview of their findings and conclusions for policymakers.

Click to join Researching an End to Homelessness: Election Year Policy Ideas series at 2 p.m. ET Thursday, September 24.
SchoolHouse Connection Youth Scholarship
SchoolHouse Connection's scholarship deadline of October 1 is quickly approaching. Please spread the word by forwarding this email to eligible youth and to organizations that work with youth.
To be eligible, applicants must:
  • Be a high school senior or recent graduate
  • Begin college for the first time in fall 2021
  • Have experienced homelessness in the last six years
For more information or to apply please click this link.
Deadline to apply: 11:59 p.m. PST October 1, 2020
Please contact Jordyn Roark, director of youth leadership and scholarships, if you have further questions.
How Tenants Can Be Covered by the CDC Eviction Moratorium
On September 1, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an emergency public health order to temporarily halt most evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. The order's effective date is September 4, and it is effective through December 31, 2020.
To be covered by the order, an eligible tenant MUST execute a CDC declaration form and submit it to their landlord certifying to the accuracy of a number of eligibility elements.

The National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) has provided translated versions of the moratorium fact sheet and declaration of eligibility form:
The CDC's emergency order does not prohibit evictions resulting from issues other than nonpayment of rent. The eviction moratorium does not require landlords to forgive housing payments.  In other words, rent is still due.
KHC encourages partner agencies to advise at-risk renters that they complete the CDC declaration form to be covered by the eviction moratorium.

To learn more, read the NLIHC's overview of the moratorium. 
Help Spread the Word about Our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Assessment, Training, Planning RFP
Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) is requesting proposals from qualified firms and/or consultants for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Assessment, Training, and Planning
Founded in 1972 by Mae Street Kidd, a Black woman and state representative determined to provide equal housing opportunities to all, Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) wants to maximize its diversity, equity, and inclusion and eliminate unconscious bias at the corporation. 
Proposals received after 5 p.m. ET Monday, October 12, 2020, will not be accepted. 
For more information about the RFP, please visit KHC's website, under About, Request For.
Career Opportunities
KHC has the following position available. Join us in helping Kentuckians find safe, quality, affordable housing!  
Tenant Assistance Programs
Annual Salary Range: $50,133-$62,666
Please reply by Monday, September 28, 2020.
Full details are available on KHC's website, under About, Careers, Job Opportunities
DO NOT REPLY-This is an unmonitored email address. 
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