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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 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.
Healthy at Home Eviction Relief Fund Begins Taking Applications
Governor Andy Beshear signed Executive Order 2020-700, dedicating $15 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Funds for a Healthy at Home Eviction Relief Fund. 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.
  • Eligible tenants must live in any Kentucky county except Jefferson. (Jefferson County has its own federally-funded eviction relief program.)  
  • Both the tenant and the landlord must fill out an online application. They each must have one another's email address, documentation that the tenant is behind on rent, and other documents listed at
  • Tenants must meet certain income guidelines based on county and number of persons in their household.
  • Landlords must forgive 10% of the past-due rent as well as any late fees, penalties and interest related to non-payment of rent.  Landlords must also agree to give the tenant 45 days for any future eviction.
Applications open September 8 and are taken on a first completed, first paid basis. The application will close when funds are exhausted. Assistance is available for past rent dating back to March 1, 2020, as well as future rent, subject to program limits.  Payment will begin no sooner than September 25.
For more information, please visit
BoS CoC Advisory Board Meeting
The Kentucky Balance of State Continuum of Care (KY BoS CoC) Advisory Board will meet via GoToWebinar at 10 a.m. ET Thursday, September 17, 2020. A copy of the agenda will be available prior to the meeting date. The press and public are invited to attend. Registration is required for those wanting to attend via GoToWebinar.
Individuals requiring special accommodations should contact Lindsay Anderson in advance: toll-free in Kentucky at 800-633-8896, extension 113, or 502-395-9457; or email
Landlord Engagement 3 Part Series Trainings Offered
Rural homeless service and housing providers wishing to better understand the fundamentals and best practices for Landlord Engagement or providers who are planning or evaluating their current Landlord Engagement in rural communities can register for this 3-part series trainings provided by Collaborative Solutions as a part of the Rural Supportive Housing and Health Initiative. Registration is required for each training.

Landlord Engagement and Marketing Your Program
Wednesday, September 16, 2020  
1-2:30 p.m. CT
Market rate units are getting harder to secure for vulnerable clients. This workshop will be tailored to service providers, advocates, and housing locators who are interacting with landlords. It will focus on making the sell  and sustaining units when relationships are challenged. Participants will practice interactions with landlords, including presentations to landlord groups, to ensure messaging is strong and framed effectively to get landlords to say, "Yes!" and house your clients.

Tenant Readiness
Wednesday, October 14, 2020  
1-2:30 p.m. CT
Tenant readiness is a key component of helping our clients maintain stable housing. This training will provide strategies for developing and maintaining strong relationships with tenants and aiding them in gaining the skills needed to live successfully in affordable housing.

Eviction Prevention
Tuesday, November 10, 2020  
1-2:30 p.m. CT
Once a client has experienced eviction, it is even more difficult to help them find and maintain stable housing. This training will provide key strategies for maintaining strong relationships with tenants and landlords as well as tips for providing continuing education and housing-based case management so that tenants can avoid eviction.

If you have questions regarding the online trainings please email Elizabeth Wilson at
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