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Kentucky Housing Corporation


Simply Home—Affordable Housing Creates Good Neighbors


LEXINGTON, KY. (August 21, 2018)—Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) will launch its first-ever photographic exhibit highlighting affordable housing, during its two-day, statewide Kentucky Affordable Housing Conference—The Power of Housing is Now, at the Lexington Convention Center in Lexington, Kentucky on Tuesday and Wednesday, August 21-22, 2018. The portable, pictorial exhibit—Simply Home—Affordable housing creates good neighbors, is designed to re-frame how affordable housing is viewed in communities across the Commonwealth. The exhibit showcases the images of our neighbors who need safe, quality, affordable homes across the Commonwealth—teachers, police officers, firefighters, paramedics, nurses, and other medical professionals, school workers, cosmetologists, retirees, artists, veterans, and students.

"The widening affordability gap has changed the face of those in most need of affordable housing across the United States and, specifically, in Kentucky. We must be holistic with the financial resources we have and the policies we implement," said KHC's Executive Director, Edwin King. "Economic development, jobs, access to transportation, education opportunities, and energy efficiency all play an important role in affordable housing." King referenced the recent report from Harvard University's Joint Center for Housing Studies, The State of the Nation's Housing 2018, which found that "while the housing market has improved in many areas, there is an increasing number of low- and moderate-income families who lack access to affordable housing and homeownership is becoming less affordable. In higher-cost housing markets, typically in urban areas, it makes living close to work more difficult for our workforce."

"Success starts at home," said King. "Having a home is essential to being able to sleep and restore, to work and earn a good salary, to support a family, to focus on your education, to support good nutrition, and, overall, to live more successfully. A home can truly be transformative in breaking the cycle of poverty."

Who are the faces of affordable housing in your community?  

Experience the exhibit curated by KHC and embrace what affordable housing is truly all about: creating good neighbors, building strong communities, and simply bringing everyone home.

The virtual exhibit can be viewed online, once the exhibit launches Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at www.kyhousing.org/SimplyHome.  

Organizations may request the Simply Home exhibit for consideration for showings in their community. Potential venues include civic organizations, libraries, museums, and other places that can accommodate the 24-foot by 34-foot exhibit and consider the 4-foot accessibility for compliance with American Disabilities Act.

To request a reservation and coordinate arrangements, contact KHC via the contact form at communications@kyhousing.org. KHC staff will deliver and set up the exhibit onsite, free of charge, as a service to the Commonwealth.  


What can you do to support housing that helps our friends, family, and all of your good neighbors who need affordable solutions?

 Calls to action:

    • Be a good neighbor.

    • Bring the Simply Home Exhibit to your community for 30 days.

    • Partner with others in your community to create holistic housing solutions that will strengthen and sustain both families and communities.

    • Join the campaign on social media: #SimplyHome and #FacesOfAffordableHousing.


About Kentucky Housing Corporation:

As Kentucky's housing finance agency, Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) offers programs designed to create, preserve, and sustain affordable housing. In partnership with state and federal agencies, KHC administers programs that assist low- and moderate-income households with affordable home loans and down payment assistance, affordable rental homes, housing solutions for homeless, and specialized housing with supportive services.

Created by the General Assembly in 1972, KHC is a self-supporting, public corporation of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. KHC is a quasi-governmental agency, which is administratively attached to the Finance and Administration Cabinet, and a portion of KHC's funds are derived from the interest earned through the sale of tax-exempt mortgage revenue bonds. From these proceeds, KHC has made homeownership possible for more than 94,000 Kentucky families.

KHC also receives fee income for administering federal programs, including rental assistance that makes quality housing available to more than 27,500 low-income Kentuckians. Other programs offered by KHC include rental housing financing for development and preservation, rental assistance, homelessness assistance, homeownership pre-purchase education/counseling, home energy and repair initiatives, as well as loan servicing of its mortgage loans. KHC works with many partners across the state to invest in and create affordable housing opportunities.


This year, KHC is celebrating 46 years of financing the American dream, 1972-2018. www.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.

 

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