Kentucky Housing Corporation has released the following statement regarding applying for rent and utility assistance:
Rent, Utility Assistance for Kentuckians Available Starting February 15 Kentucky has newly available COVID-19 rent and utility relief! Starting Monday, February 15, Kentuckians can apply for assistance, dating back to April 2020. Governor Andy Beshear announced Thursday, February 11, that Kentucky recently received $297 million in federal Coronavirus Relief Funds to help prevent evictions for renters impacted economically by COVID-19. Funding from the U.S. Treasury was sent to three Kentucky jurisdictions – the state of Kentucky, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, and Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government. All three programs will offer the same rent assistance to approved applicants – 100 percent of past-due rent, dating back to April 2020, and up to three months of future payments. Apply in Lexington-Fayette County: covid19renterhelp.org Apply in Louisville-Jefferson County: stopmyeviction.org For all other counties: teamkyhherf.ky.gov Those applying through the Team Kentucky and Fayette County portals can also apply for help with past-due and future utility bills. Jefferson County’s separate utility relief program is available via another link on its website. The teamkyhherf.ky.gov application allows friends, family members, landlords and others to help tenants complete an online application. For program details or to apply, visit teamkyhherf.ky.gov.