January 25, 2010
Contact: Charla Jackson Peter
(502) 564-7630, ext. 454
What: A statewide count of homeless Kentuckians of
all ages living in shelters, on the streets, and other places not meant
for human habitation is being coordinated by Kentucky Housing
Corporation. The count will also include precariously housed
Kentuckians, defined as people living in substandard housing conditions,
doubled- or tripled-up with family and friends, or expecting eviction
within seven days.
When: Thursday, January 28, 2010, a 24-hour period beginning 12 midnight until 11:59 p.m., local time.
Where: Various locations throughout the state, including homeless shelters, city streets, and places not meant for human habitation.
Who: Volunteers with the assistance of local officials.
Why: The Point-In-Time Count helps determine how
much funding will be available for homeless assistance in the state. In
addition, the count helps assess progress under Kentucky’s Ten-Year Plan to End Homelessness and provides important information for updating the plan.
For more information about the count or to be paired with a volunteer
participating in the count, contact Kentucky Housing Corporation’s
Laurent Houekpon toll-free in Kentucky at (800) 633-8896 or (502)
564-7630, extension 304; TTY 711; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit Kentucky Housing’s Web site, www.kyhousing.org, under Specialized Housing.
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
For more information, contact:
Kentucky Housing Corporation | 1231 Louisville Rd., Frankfort,
502-564-7630; 800-633-8896 (KY only); TTY 711