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Eviction prevention and rehousing assistance programs in Kentucky.

Tenants and families in Kentucky that are facing eviction will get help along with currently homeless people. Find non-profits, charities and government programs that help qualified low-income families. There are grants, vouchers, free lawyers for tenants and other services for families facing eviction from their home or that need to be rapidly rehoused. Find homeless or eviction prevention and rapid rehousing in KY.

The government Emergency Solutions Grant program is available on an annual basis in most counties across the state. The exact terms and what is administered by each non-profit or government organization will vary and often change throughout the year. However there are emergency homeless prevention programs for tenants (as well as homeowners) and rehousing services in Kentucky for homeless families.

While resources are limited and conditions are in place, families or single adults facing imminent eviction may be able to qualify for one time rent help. Currently homeless individuals may be placed into homeless shelters or transitional housing units. There is also funding available to help pay for the security deposit on a new, low income approved home or apartment, after the applicant has been stabilized.

Financial help to stop evictions or rehouse families

Since the goal is on stopping future evictions, of course a key focus is on keeping people as well as low-income families housed in the first place. This is both better for the family and even less expensive for the state of Kentucky. Financial aid or services that may be offered from ESG or the Continuum of Care charities include some or all of the following.

  • Emergency financial assistance or grants may be issued to low income tenants with an eviction notice pay back rent. This is in high demand, and resources will be very limited.
  • Housing specialists or free pro-bono attorneys in Kentucky may coordinate landlord / tenant mediation or provide free legal aid on a tenants rights when it comes to an eviction notice.
  • Case management and workshops on topics such as credit counseling or employment.
  • Receive referrals to charities, subsidized rental housing (such as section 8 vouchers), and government benefits.
  • Information on other alternatives, such as no interest loans from non-profits based in Kentucky.
  • Short term housing, such as emergency shelters or transitional homes/apartments. Find a list of free overnight homeless shelters near you.




Clients and applicants will also need to participate in case management services. This will almost always be a requirement in order to receive any type of financial aid or grant from a Kentucky agency. As part of this process, social workers will offer guidance and support to homeless and low income families.

Case management can include free legal aid for tenants facing eviction as well. Tenants, or homeowners, can get advice from pro-bono law firms and free attorneys in Kentucky. They can help mediate solutions with landlords or mortgage holders, represent tenants in housing court to contest an eviction notice, and also assist with applications for financial aid or low cost housing.

The process will involve workshops, classes, and sessions that include everything from credit counseling to budgeting and job placement. The reason this is required as if the family or individual does not obtain financial stability and can't pay the rent on their own in the future, then there is limited reason or resources to help them now. The ESG program is not intended to be a never ending charity type program. After the individual is self-sufficient, ongoing case management is also provided by many non-profits.

In some cases, homeowners may qualify for help as part of ESG. Certain agencies in Kentucky coordinate foreclosure counseling or offer mortgage help. The reason this is available is because the state works to prevent homelessness for current homeowners as well.

Resources to rehouse the homeless in Kentucky

Helping the homeless find a new home or apartment to live in is also offered by the Emergency Solutions Grant Program. Staff from various charities will engage the homeless that are living on the street, refer them to homeless shelters, free motel vouchers and apartment location services. The goal is to rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families. More on how to get an apartment when homeless.





To this end, there may be rapid rehousing funds to pay a security deposit, apartment application fee, or even a portion of first month's rent. Once someone is housed in a new home, as noted above, they will need to take part in preventive programs and services in an effort to stop any future eviction.

Non-profits for programs to rehouse the homeless or stop evictions in KY

There are local agencies that help families on the verge of being evicted. The main counties are below. Or continue to scroll down the page to find other homeless prevention programs near you in KY.

Counties of Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, McCreary, Pulaski, Russell, Taylor, and Wayne
Lake Cumberland Community Action has grants, tenant services, information on rehousing programs and more. Dial (270) 343-4600.

Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalf, Monroe, and Simpson Counties
Barren River Area Safe Space, Inc., dial (270) 781-9334

Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Estill, Franklin, Garrard, Harrison, Jessamine, Lincoln, Madison, Mercer, Nicholas, Powell, Scott, Woodford County
Bluegrass Community Action - Domestic Violence Program, Inc.. The homeless and renters facing homelessness can call (502) 695-4290

Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Marshall, McCracken
Women Aware, Inc., main phone (270) 443-6001

Counties of Bath, Elliott, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, and Rowan
Gateway Homeless Coalition, Inc., telephone number is (606) 784-2668

Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Pendleton, Grant, Gallatin, Owen, Carroll
Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission, telephone (859) 581-6607. Various grant, housing, and homeless assistance resources are administered. Or try Brighton Center, Inc., (859) 491-8303.




Clay, Jackson, Laurel, and Rockcastle County
Daniel Boone Community Action Agency, Inc., main phone (606) 598-5127

Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen, and Pendleton County
Independent Living Options, Inc. helps low-income families, the elderly and disabled (among others) that need emergency eviction help. Call (859) 341-4346

Boyd, Greenup, Lawrence, Carter, and Elliott County
City of Ashland on behalf of Shelter of Hope or the Salvation Army, dial (606) 324-7175 or (606) 329-2874

Breathitt, Lee, Wolfe, Owsley, Leslie, Letcher, Knott, and Perry County
Kentucky River Community Care, Inc. as well as the regional community action agency are resources. Call  1-800-633-7651 or (606) 666-9006

Bullitt County
Shepherd's Shelter, Inc., (502) 904-0256

Christian County
The Salvation Army of Hopkinsville, telephone number is (270) 885-9633

Christian, Crittenden, Muhlenberg, and Trigg County
Pennyroyal Center, Inc., (270) 886-2205

Clark, Estill, Powell, and Madison County
City of Richmond Emergency Shelter, (859) 623-1000
Another contact is the Clark County Community Services, call (859) 744-5034
Or try the Kentucky River Foothills Development Council, Inc., (859) 624-2046

Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union, and Webster
Boulware Mission, Inc.. Call the non-profit at (270) 683-8267 for information on rent help or eviction prevention services.

Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, Martin, and Pike County
Big Sandy Area Community Action Program, Inc., call (606) 789-3641
Mountain Comprehensive Care Center, main phone (606) 886-8572

Franklin County
Frankfort Resource Office for Social Ministries, Inc. (ROSM). Phone number for tenants and the homeless to get help is (502) 875-4062

Franklin, Anderson, Henry, Owen, Scott, Shelby, and Woodford Counties
Simon House, telephone (502) 223-2138

Counties of Henderson, Union, Webster, Daviess
Shelter for Women and Children, (270) 830-8063

Kenton, Campbell, Boone County
Transitions, Inc., (859) 491-4435
Welcome House of Northern Kentucky, Inc., main phone (859) 431-8717





Knox County
KCEOC Community Action Partnership. Dial (606) 546-3152

Lee and Owsley County
Beattyville Housing and Development Corporation, Inc., (606) 464-5031

Lexington-Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison, and Nicholas Counties
Community Action Council for Lexington-Fayette, telephone (859) 233-4600 can provide assistance to tenants and families facing an eviction. Everything from grants to transitional housing, or affordable, low-income apartments, are offered.

Lewis County
People's Self-Help Housing, Inc., (606) 796-6333

Logan County
Jesus Community Center, Inc.. Call (270) 726-8547

Madison County
Hope's Wings, Inc., (859) 623-4095

McCracken County
Paducah Cooperative Ministries, Inc., (270) 442-6795

Monroe, Allen, Barren Metcalfe County
Community Outreach, Inc.. Dial (270) 487-6883

Oldham County
Good News Shelter, (502) 225-0351

Trimble County
Good News Shelter Corporation, (502) 225-0351


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