Kentucky Housing Corporation Announces Emergency Shelter Grant andEmergency Shelter Grant Match Funding Availability
Kentucky Housing Corporation has announced the
availability of Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) funding along with the
first round of Emergency Shelter Grant Match (ESGM) funds. ESG is a
federal program administered by Kentucky Housing that was established in
1989 to aid America’s homeless.
All Kentucky cities, counties and nonprofit shelter providers are
eligible to apply for ESG funds to be used for one or more of the
Recipients must match federal funds on a dollar-for-dollar basis.
Successful ESG applicants may be eligible for an allocation of ESGM funds to be used for the following activities:
While the exact number is difficult to pinpoint, national models
applied to recent census data for Kentucky indicate that there are
approximately 20,000 homeless people in the state at any given time. As
administrators of this federal grant, Kentucky Housing receives
applications from eligible entities and manages the allocation of the
funds. Kentucky Housing also offers implementation training for all
funded applicants each year.
Kentucky Housing will be conducting an ESG/ESGM application workshop
in mid-February providing instruction on the application procedure.
Additional information regarding this training will be posted on
www.kyhousing.org once details have been confirmed.
Copies of the ESG/ESGM application packet will be available at the
workshop. Anyone unable to attend the workshop may request an
application from Kentucky Housing or access it at www.kyhousing.org by
clicking Housing Production, then Specialized Housing Resources. Completed applications will be due in early March.
Individuals who require special accommodations to attend the workshop
should contact Jill House at least three days in advance at (502)
564-7630 or (800) 633-8896, extension 705; TTY 711; or e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org. Ms. House may also be contacted to request an
alternative format of the application or for additional information
about ESG funding.
Kentucky Housing Corporation, the state housing finance agency, was
created by the 1972 General Assembly to provide affordable housing
opportunities. As a self-supporting, public corporation, Kentucky
Housing offers lower-than-market rate home mortgages, housing production
financing, homeownership education/counseling, rental assistance,
housing rehabilitation and supportive housing programs for special needs
Kentucky Housing Corporation prohibits
discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, sex,
national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age,
disability or veteran status.
For more information, contact:
Kentucky Housing Corporation | 1231 Louisville Rd., Frankfort, KY 40601502-564-7630; 800-633-8896 (KY only); TTY 711