Governor Announces Homelessness Prevention and Housing Program Funding


FRANKFORT, KY – September 24, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear, along with Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) Chief Executive Officer Richard L. McQuady, today announced the recipients of Kentucky’s Housing and Emergency Assistance Reaching The Homeless (KY HEARTH) Program grant funds.  This initiative is part of the national American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 and the federal Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program.  Lexington, Louisville and Covington received direct allocations.  KHC administers the balance of the state’s portion.KY HEARTH helps prevent individuals and families from becoming homeless and helps those who are experiencing homelessness to be quickly re-housed and stabilized.  Through the ARRA, 47 projects proposed by nonprofit agencies and local governments across the state are receiving a total of $11,607,352 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

“The Kentucky 2009 Point-In-Time Count of the homeless revealed that almost 7,000 people, outside of the two largest metropolitan areas in the state, were on the verge of homelessness, meaning precariously housed,” said Governor Beshear. “These funds will help get these individuals the assistance they need to find a safe and permanent home.”

Precariously housed includes those who are doubled- or tripled-up with family or friends, living in substandard housing conditions, or expecting eviction within seven days with no community support network to assist them.  Governor Beshear added, “These individuals typically have not been eligible for assistance because they do not meet the definition of homelessness used by other federal housing programs.  This new KY HEARTH funding can be used to assist these individuals and prevent them from becoming homeless.”

Eligible individuals and families may receive assistance through a KY HEARTH-funded local service agency.  These persons may receive financial assistance in the form of rental assistance, including rental arrears; security deposits; utility payments; utility deposits; moving cost assistance; and motel and hotel vouchers.  In addition, supportive services are available to help assisted individuals and families stay housed.  Services include case management, credit counseling, identifying appropriate housing and some legal services.

“By preventing homelessness through addressing its root causes we can improve the lives of these Kentuckians, ”said KHC’s McQuady.

For more information about KHC’s KY HEARTH Program, please contact Anne Colly Rose toll-free in Kentucky at (800) 633-8896 or (502) 564-7630, extension 259; TTY 711; or e-mail arose (at) kyhousing (dot) org.



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Big Sandy Area Community Action Program, Inc.


Blue Grass Community Action Partnership


Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program, Inc.


Central Kentucky Community Action Council, Inc.


Christian Social Services, Inc.


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Jill Midkiff


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