As the partial federal government shutdown continues, I recognize the uncertainty surrounding federally-supported housing programs and projects. At Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC), we will continue to serve our friends and neighbors who depend on each of our programs to the best of our ability.
With the help of our U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) staff, non-profit and development partners, and other housing providers in Kentucky, we are closely monitoring the shutdown and its continued impacts on affordable housing programs within the Commonwealth.
During the government shutdown, federal employees at many of our partnering agencies are not in the office. This means normal grant and contract administration activities are interrupted and pending items are placed on hold until the federal government fully reopens. It also impacts federal employees accessing our programs. As we determine the impact for each specific program, KHC will share available contingency plans via eGram and KHC's website at
www.kyhousing.org, under News/Events, Impact of Partial Government Shutdown.
For information on the impact on Rural Housing Services (RHS) Guarantee Loans, Verifications of Employment for Federal Employees, flood insurance, federal tax transcripts, and Social Security validation, please read
KHC's eGram to lending partners.
If you have an existing interest-rate lock that will need an extension due to the partial federal government shutdown, please e-mail KHC's Single-Family Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HUD will process housing assistance payments for the first 30 days of the shutdown IF budget authority is available. For information regarding this, please read
HUD's memorandum to FHA lenders.
KHC is contacting all Project-Based Contract Administration owners who may experience delays in rent payments. For property owners with Housing Choice Voucher tenants, January rent assistance payments have been made, and KHC has approval for February payments.
The shutdown will not affect draws or set-ups on any existing grants, but will cause delays on grants we cannot yet fully execute with HUD. This will also delay the announcement of the 2018 Continuum of Care Notice of Funding Availability application results, initially expected to be released in January. A brief
summary of the shutdown's impact on HUD is available on the National Low Income Housing Coalition's website. HUD has also published its shutdown contingency plan, which is available on
KHC is committed to supporting those who rely on our programs for their housing needs, and we will continue our work to meet these needs. At the same time, we commit to monitor and mediate the impact of the shutdown to the extent possible and will update you when new information is available.
If you experience a disruption in services related to the partial federal government shutdown, please contact me or any member of the KHC team.
For more information, contact:
Kentucky Housing Corporation | 1231 Louisville Rd., Frankfort,
502-564-7630; 800-633-8896 (KY only); TTY 711