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Kentucky Housing Corporation Announces Emergency Shelter Grant Funding

For Immediate Release     

Contact: Charla Jackson Peter

June 7, 2007 

(502) 564-7630, ext. 454

Kentucky Housing Corporation Announces Emergency Shelter Grant Funding

State housing finance agency matches funds for the first time 

Kentucky Housing Corporation has announced the latest recipients, outside of Fayette and Jefferson Counties, of Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) funds.  Forty-four projects proposed by nonprofit agencies and local governments will receive a total of $1,358,739 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to assist the homeless in Kentucky.  In addition, Jefferson and Fayette Counties, which administer their own ESG programs, will receive $616,607 from HUD to fund 38 projects. 

The ESG program, administered throughout most of the state by Kentucky Housing Corporation, is a federal program that helps convert and rehabilitate structures for use as emergency or transitional shelters, to fund the operation and service expenses of these shelters and to develop programs that prevent homelessness. 

Kentucky Housing Corporation will match the funding of nearly all projects over two years, including projects in Lexington and Louisville, for a total commitment of $1,930,626.  This marks the first time that Kentucky Housing has provided a statewide match for the federal ESG allocation.

"By matching these funds and through work with other homeless initiatives, Kentucky Housing Corporation is demonstrating this administration's commitment to eradicate chronic homelessness in Kentucky,” said Governor Ernie Fletcher.  “By essentially doubling this year’s federal funding, we are making a positive impact in the lives of thousands of Kentuckians.”  A statewide point-in-time count conducted the last week in January 2007 found 7,227 homeless persons.  Exact numbers are difficult to obtain due to the nature of homelessness, but this is the most accurate number available using standard survey methods.  In fact, the exact number is likely higher, since homeless persons are frequently on the move and are not always visible during the count. 

For more information about KHC's ESG program, contact Jill House at (502) 564-7630 or (800) 633-8896, extension 705; TTY 711; or e-mail at jhouse@kyhousing.org.  

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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 populations. 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.


Emergency Shelter Grant Program
2007 Funding for Kentucky

 

Lexington

Agency

Federal Funding

Kentucky Housing Corporation 2007 Funding

Total 2007 Funding

Domestic Violence Program

$10,000

$5,000

$15,000

Hope Center

$44,720

N/A

$44,720

Lexington Fayette Urban County Government/Division of Adult Services

$24,000

$12,000

$36,000

Salvation Army

$12,620

$6,310

$18,930

TOTAL

$91,340

$23,310

$114,650

                                                

Louisville

Agency

Federal Funding

Kentucky Housing Corporation 2007 Funding

Total 2007 Funding

Bellewood

$5,630

$2,815

$8,445

Boy's Haven

$8,437

$4,219

$12,656

Boy's Haven 2

$8,000

$4,000

$12,000

Center for Women & Families

$15,000

$7,500

$22,500

Choices 1

$7,500

$3,750

$11,250

Choices 2

$6,000

$3,000

$9,000

Family & Children First

$30,000

$15,000

$45,000

GuardiaCare

$30,000

$15,000

$45,000

Healing Place 1

$15,000

$7,500

$22,500

Healing Place 2

$15,000

$7,500

$22,500

Healing Place 3

$27,500

$13,750

$41,250

Home of the Innocents

$12,500

$6,250

$18,750

House of Ruth

$11,737

$5,869

$17,606

Jeff St. at Liberty 1

$11,060

$5,530

$16,590

Jeff St. at Liberty 2

$14,500

$7,250

$21,750

Jeff St. Baptist Center 1

$15,000

$7,500

$22,500

Jeff St. Baptist Center 2

$15,000

$7,500

$22,500

Legal Aid Society ($73,800)

$30,000

$15,000

$45,000

Phoenix Health Center 1

$15,687

$7,844

$23,531

Project Women 2

$13,719

$6,860

$20,579

St. John Center 1

$15,000

$7,500

$22,500

St. John Center 2

$10,403

$5,202

$15,605

St. John Center 3

$11,437

$5,719

$17,156

St. Vincent de Paul 1 ($50,000)

$15,000

$7,500

$22,500

St. Vincent de Paul 2 ($40,000)

$15,000

$7,500

$22,500

VOA 1

$15,000

$7,500

$22,500

VOA 2

$30,000

$15,000

$45,000

VOA 3

$30,000

$15,000

$45,000

Wayside 1

$12,657

$6,329

$18,986

Wayside 2

$12,500

$6,250

$18,750

Wellspring 1 ($35,000)

$15,000

$7,500

$22,500

Wellspring 2

$6,000

$3,000

$9,000

YMCA Safe Place Services

$30,000

$15,000

$45,000

TOTAL

$525,267

$262,634

$787,901

 

Balance of State (all counties except Fayette and Jefferson)

Agency

Federal Funding

Kentucky Housing Corporation 2007 Funding

Total 2007 Funding

Area Development District

The Healing Place

$37,500

$18,750

$56,250

Kentuckiana Regional Planning & Development Agency

Barren River Area Safe Space - BRASS

$37,500

$18,750

$56,250

Barren River

OASIS / Boulware Mission / Daniel Pitino Shelter / Shelter for Women & Children

$150,000

$75,000

$225,000

Green River

Maysville Initiatives

$33,666

$16,833

$50,499

Buffalo Trace

Northern Ky. Community Action Commission

$72,313

$36,157

$108,470

Northern Kentucky

Transitions, Inc.

$26,000

$13,000

$39,000

Northern Kentucky

People's Self-Help Housing

$50,000

$25,000

$75,000

Buffalo Trace

Bethany House Abuse Shelter

$43,550

$21,775

$65,325

Lake Cumberland

Hazard Perry County Community Ministries

$40,625

$20,313

$60,938

Kentucky River

KCEOC

$50,000

$25,000

$75,000

Cumberland Valley

WestCare Kentucky's Pikeville Emergency Shelter

$32,500

$16,250

$48,750

Big Sandy

Salvation Army - Hopkinsville

$19,250

$9,625

$28,875

Pennyrile

LifeSkills, Inc.

$12,670

$6,335

$19,005

Barren River

Multi-Purpose CAA / Shepherd's Shelter

$37,537

$18,769

$56,306

Kentuckiana Regional Planning & Development Agency

Daniel Boone Dev. Council / Family Life Abuse Center

$62,150

$31,075

$93,225

Cumberland Valley

Home of the Innocents

$41,250

$20,625

$61,875

Kentuckiana Regional Planning & Development Agency

Gateway Homeless Coalition

$30,250

$15,125

$45,375

Gateway

Operation Care

$33,000

$16,500

$49,500

Kentuckiana Regional Planning & Development Agency

Paducah Cooperative Ministry (aka PCM) & Merryman House Domestic Crisis Center

$45,053

$22,527

$67,580

Purchase

D.O.V.E.S. of Gateway, Inc.

$21,150

$10,575

$31,725

Gateway

Sanctuary / Aaron McNeil

$22,500

$11,250

$33,750

Pennyrile

Gentry House

$9,900

$4,950

$14,850

Purchase

Purchase Area Housing Corporation / Lighthouse Ministries for Women and Children

$19,170

$9,585

$28,755

Purchase

Caring Place, The

$22,905

$11,453

$34,358

Lincoln Trail

St. John Center

$17,185

$8,593

$25,778

Kentuckiana Regional Planning & Development Agency

Gateway Juvenile Diversion Project

$22,500

$11,250

$33,750

Gateway

City of Richmond

$27,000

$13,500

$40,500

Bluegrass

Community OutReach

$6,750

$3,375

$10,125

Barren River

Harlan Countians for a Healthy Community

$4,500

$2,250

$6,750

Cumberland Valley

Kentucky River Community Care

$9,000

$4,500

$13,500

Kentucky River

Coalition of Committed Christians

$15,323

$7,662

$22,985

Bluegrass

Audubon Area Community Services

$22,500

$11,250

$33,750

Green River

Central Kentucky Community Action Agency

$36,000

$18,000

$54,000

Lincoln Trail

Interfaith Hospitality Network

$17,100

$8,550

$25,650

Northern Kentucky

Bell County Homeless & Housing Council

$22,500

$11,250

$33,750

Cumberland Valley

LKLP

$9,000

$4,500

$13,500

Kentucky River

Bluegrass Domestic Violence Program

$11,250

$5,625

$16,875

Bluegrass

Good News Shelter Corporation

$13,500

$6,750

$20,250

Kentuckiana Regional Planning & Development Agency

City of Ashland - CAReS, Pathways, Safe Harbor, Salvation Army

$45,000

$22,500

$67,500

Fivco

Jesus Community Center Shelter

$50,292

$25,146

$75,438

Barren River

Emergency Christian Ministries

$20,000

$10,000

$30,000

Cumberland Valley

Adanta

$12,000

$6,000

$18,000

Lake Cumberland

SIMON House

$18,900

$9,450

$28,350

Bluegrass

Green River Ministries

$28,000

$14,000

$42,000

Lake Cumberland

TOTAL

$1,358,739

$679,370

$2,038,109