Kentucky Governor, Housing Corporation Announce Emergency Shelter Grant Funding

Governor Steve Beshear and Kentucky Housing Corporation have announced the latest recipients of Emergency Shelter Grant funds. Forty-two projects (list below), outside of Fayette and Jefferson Counties, proposed by nonprofit agencies and local governments will receive a total of $1,330,256 from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to assist the homeless in Kentucky.

The ESG program, administered throughout most of the state by KHC, is a federal program that helps convert and rehabilitate structures for use as emergency or transitional shelters, to fund the operation and service expenses of these shelters and to develop programs that prevent homelessness.

Kentucky Housing will also provide $665,129 to these projects, for a total commitment of $1,995,385.In addition, Jefferson and Fayette Counties, which administer their own ESG programs (list attached), will receive $285,981 from KHC to fund 36 projects.

"By providing these funds and working with homeless programs across the state, Kentucky Housing Corporation enables these programs to continue the fight against homelessness,” said Governor Steve Beshear. “Without Kentucky Housing’s help, the issues of homelessness across Kentucky would be overwhelming.”

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