Western Kentucky Tornado/Storm Assistance
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Resources for Disaster Relief
Kentuckians affected by the December 11, 2021, tornado and storms in Western Kentucky can now apply for disaster relief. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has assembled resources for those in need.
Team Kentucky Resources
Apply for Disaster Assistance
If you have insurance, file a claim with your insurance company immediately. FEMA assistance cannot aid with losses covered by insurance.
Watch the video instructing you how to apply for aid
- Before applying, gather these items:
- Social Security number (one per household)
- Address of damaged home or apartment
- Description of damage
- Information about insurance coverage
- Applicant's telephone number
- Applicant's mailing address
- Bank account and routing number for direct deposit of funds
Visit the FEMA page dedicated to this relief effort
Information for Multifamily Partners
- For detailed information,
Contact KHC if
You have units available
KHC is supplying KY Emergency Response and FEMA with potential units for displaced households. Send unit info to Joe Prichard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-564-7630, ext. 244.
You have units that are no longer habitable
PBCA units: Contact Stacie Sutton at email@example.com or 502-564-7630, ext. 772.
LIHTC units: Contact Phyllis Clem at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-564-7630, ext. 221.
You have property damage and a KHC multifamily loan
Contact Matt Mulberry at email@example.com or 502-564-7630, ext. 479.
Information for PBCA Partners
Small Business Association Disaster Loan Program
- All of FEMA's pages translate into multiple languages for multilingual residents
Relief for Homeowners
- Homeowners impacted may be eligible for:
- Foreclosure relief
- FHA insurance for mortgages and home rehabilitation
Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund
Kentucky homeowners can now apply for assistance through the Team Kentucky Homeowner Assistance Fund, a federal program that provides homeowners help with their mortgage and housing-related expenses so they can avoid foreclosure.
Click the Apply for Assistance button below to start an application. If you need help uploading documents, watch this instructional video.
Qualifying homeowners may receive up to $35,000 in assistance to repay delinquent mortgage bills, utility payments, insurance premiums, property taxes and homeowner's association fees. Payments will be made directly to the agencies owed. A complete list of participating servicers is here.
For more information about the program,
click here. or watch the overview video above.
Funds will be available until fully expended or September 30, 2025, whichever comes first.
Homeowners must meet certain income guidelines. Check the income calculator to see if you qualify.
Applicants must be living in the home, and were living in it during the pandemic hardship, for which they are applying for assistance.
Utilities include electric, water, sewer and gas.
To qualify, homeowners must work with a participating HAF housing counselor, who will walk them through the process. Click here to contact a counselor.
Homeowners must provide verification of income and an assessment of their home and property.
All documents will be electronically signed.
The Healthy at Home Eviction Relief Fund is accepting applications as of February 15, 2021.Visit
teamkyhherf.ky.gov to apply.
For additional information about the program, visit our
Eviction Relief pages.
Kentuckians negatively impacted by COVID have many resources at their disposal. Nationally and locally, organizations are working to ensure people have access to shelter, food, utilities and other basic needs.
Read below for a list of places you can look for help.
Team Kentucky: a one-stop guide for COVID information in Kentucky
- Find a testing location
- See daily reports about Kentucky COVID cases
- Read guidance for staying Healthy at School and Healthy at Work
Eviction Relief and Rent Assistance: learn how you can protect yourself from eviction and get relief. There are several programs in the Commonwealth to help Kentuckians pay their rent.
Utility Assistance: receive short-term assistance with your utilities.
Financial Assistance: several funds exist to help Kentuckians survive the pandemic and get back on their feet.
- Contact your local Community Action Agency, which offers support for rent, utility bills, help enrolling for Medicaid, and programs for food assistance, senior support, early childhood education, transportation and more
- Call 211 or go to
https://www.uwky.org/211 to get referrals to locally available resources
Click here to find contact information for your nearest Salvation Army branch to learn about available services.
Go to the
Kynect Resources page to find agencies that can provide local help with food, transportation, housing, employment, finances, and physical and mental health.
- Contact Catholic Charities Diocese of Lexington or Catholic Charities of Louisville, Inc., Sister Visitor Center
Ongoing Housing Assistance
Legal Assistance: those in need of legal assistance for eviction relief or assistance with other legal matters can use one of the below free resources.
Other Resources: KHC's Community Resource Guide is a comprehensive document that lists the agencies and organizations in each county that provide helpful services, including emergency shelter, mental health services, mortgage and credit counseling, permanent housing, and educational assistance.
Transportation for Individuals with Disabilities to COVID Testing Appointments Call 877-925-0037 to set up an appointment.