KY HEARTH Rent assistance program.

This program provides Kentucky residents help with paying their rent, and the goal is to prevent evictions and stop homelessness. This initiative is being funded as part of the federal government stimulus program, formally known as the part of the national American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 and the federal Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program. All major cities and counties across the state will receive funds to distribute, with a focus on Lexington, Louisville and Covington.

The KY HEARTH program will assist and prevent individuals and families from being evicted and becoming homeless. In addition, if someone has already lost their home, it will help those who are experiencing homelessness to be quickly stabilized and re-housed. Through the ARRA program, almost 50 projects and unique plans that were proposed by nonprofit agencies and local governments across the state are receiving a total of $12 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the stimulus program. Find other ways to get help paying rent. Continue.

The new funding for the KY HEARTH program can be used to assist these individuals and prevent them from becoming homeless.

If you are interested in learning more or if you need assistance, eligible families and individuals may get housing receive assistance through a KY HEARTH-funded local service agency. The people in need may receive various forms of financial assistance, including rental assistance, security deposits, rental arrears; help with utility bill payments; utility deposits; free motel and hotel vouchers, moving cost assistance and more. In addition to the direct cash to pay for these expenses, supportive services are available to help assisted families and individuals stay housed. Services offered in these cases includes case management, some legal services, credit counseling, identifying appropriate housing and debt help.

So the program provides more than just help in paying rent as some money can pay energy bills, deposits, moving expenses, first months rent. KY HEARTH is therefore a holistic rental assistance program that can address a wide variety of needs that people across the state may have.

To learn more about KHC's KY HEARTH Program, please contact Anne Colly Rose toll-free in Kentucky at (800) 633-8896 or (502) 564-7630.






By Jon McNamara

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