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Kentucky Housing Corporation Announces Winners of 2010 “My Own Kentucky Home” Art Contest

Abigail Little
Sixx Hernandez
Judah Little


For Immediate Release

Contact:  Charla Jackson Peter

July 1, 2010

(502) 564-7630, ext. 454

Kentucky Housing Corporation Announces
Winners of 2010 “My Own Kentucky Home” Art Contest

Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) announced the winners of the 2010 “My Own Kentucky Home” Art Contest.  The contest, held annually in June by KHC in conjunction with National Homeownership Month, drew entries from around the state from children depicting their Kentucky homes.  The winners in three different age groups, Abigail Little (left) from Dunnville, ages 10 to 12; Sixx Hernandez (middle) from Burlington, ages 7 to 9; and Judah Little (right) from Dunnville, ages 6 and below; all received art kits valued at $50 each. 

“The pride these children exhibit in their art shows how much they love their homes,” said Richard L. McQuady, chief executive officer of KHC.  “Having a home helps create a stable environment for children and families and we at Kentucky Housing Corporation work hard to ensure every Kentuckian has a place to call home.”

The “My Own Kentucky Home” Art Contest was created by KHC to highlight National Homeownership Month.  Children of KHC homeowners and renters are asked to show where they live through their artwork.  KHC, as the state housing finance agency, offers many programs to Kentucky residents to help them purchase or rent affordable housing and gives them the tools and education necessary to be successful in their housing choice.

Earlier this year, KHC offered historically low rates and currently is offering below-market rates at 4.25 percent for those with a 700 or better credit score and only 4.5 percent for those with a 620 or better.

“Our rates allow many future homeowners to buy a home at affordable prices through our strong network of partner lenders,” said Brenda Walker, senior director of KHC’s Homeownership Department.  “We look forward to helping many people purchase and keep their homes.”

Keeping homes has been the difficulty during the U.S. economic downturn.  To help Kentuckians stay in their homes and avoid foreclosure, KHC administers the Kentucky Homeownership Protection Center (Protection Center).  The Protection Center provides free counseling and education to Kentucky residents, as well as free services through Legal Aid if they meet certain income restrictions.  The Protection Center was launched in August 2008 and since that time has received nearly 9,000 calls.  Many of those Kentuckians were able to save their home through the Protection Center.  All Kentuckians can receive free help through the Protection Center by visiting or calling toll-free (866) 830-7868.

For more information on the “My Own Kentucky Home” Art Contest, KHC homeownership or rental programs, or the Kentucky Homeownership Protection Center, visit


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.