Governor announces plan to help homeless

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear has announced Kentucky
is expecting an $18.5 million in federal stimulus money to help homeless people.

Beshear says Kentucky expects the money later this year.

Richard McQuady, chief executive officer of the Kentucky Housing
Corporation, says the money will provide rental assistance and other services for people who are homeless or close to it. McQuady says local governments and nonprofit organizations may apply for a share of funding.

A recent count tallied 5,983 homeless people in Kentucky. State officials, however, estimate there are more homeless people than that living in the state.

McQuady says Louisville will get $4.9 million. Lexington and Covington will each get a share and the rest of the state will split $12.1 million.

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