Homeless Shelter, Transitional, or Rehabilitation Home Requirements

Louisville Jefferson Count Metro Government adopted new requirements for Shelter, Transitional, Rehabilitation Home Licenses on November,
2021. You may NOT operate a Shelter, Transitional, Rehabilitation home without a license, and once licensed, must continue to
operate in conformity with the provisions detailed in Ordinance 115.002. Licenses are only valid from the date of issuance until the
next occurring September 1st.

  • HOMELESS SHELTER. A facility the primary purpose of which is to provide temporary shelter and living quarters for the homeless. The

facility provides overnight sleeping accommodations with or without charge-;- and may provide meals and/or ancillary social, educationalJ. or
health services. The facility is staffed. No facility that is operated by the American Red Cross or other like entities to accommodate disaster
victims who are left homeless due to events such as fires, flood, or hazardous materials releases that is operated under the Louisville/Jefferson
County Emergency Operations Plan is included.

  • REHABILITATION HOME. A building or group of buildings providing residence for persons receiving supervised medical or

professional care for drug or alcohol abuse or psychiatric disorders and/or required to stay at the subject facility as a condition of their
parole for a past conviction. Such homes may provide counseling in educational, vocational, or other areas by a paid or volunteer staff and
have 24-hour-a-day supervision. A Rehabilitation Home is not a Boarding House, Family Care Home, Homeless Shelter, Residential Care
Facility, Transitional Housing, or any other use more specifically defined in this section and/or the Land Development Code. In addition, this
term does not include uses that provide medical care that are more specifically defined in the Land Development Code, such as a Hospital,
Medical Clinic, or Nursing Home.

  • TRANSITIONAL HOUSING FACILITY. A building or group of buildings providing residence for persons receiving supervised medical or

professional care for drug or alcohol abuse or psychiatric disorders and/or required to stay at the subject facility as a condition of their
parole for a past conviction. Such homes may provide counseling in educational, vocational, or other areas by a paid or volunteer staff and
have 24-hour-a-day supervision. A Rehabilitation Home is not a Boarding House, Family Care Home, Homeless Shelter, Residential Care
Facility, Transitional Housing, or any other use more specifically defined in this section and/or the Land Development Code. In addition, this
term does not include uses that provide medical care that are more specifically defined in the Land Development Code, such as a Hospital,
Medical Clinic, or Nursing Home.

Operators/Owners must renew your license for the operation of any Shelter/Transitional/Rehabilitation home at least 90 days prior to the
expiration of your current license, Failure to submit a complete renewal application and renewal fee will be deemed to be an
abandonment of the license as of the renewal deadline. The Director will serve notice of the failure of renewal which will be deemed to be
complete upon certified mailing, return receipt requested, or personal delivery.

When applying or renewing a boarding License, the Department requires the following information:
No application will be accepted without the below items and documentation:

  1. Complete and Notarized application with $100 non-refundable application ($150 for Campus location) (payable to Metro Finance).
  2. Criminal Record Check performed for every Owner, Officer, Director and Employee that may have direct contact with a child.
  3. Notarized Statement from all owners, officers, directors, and employees that have direct contact with a child that each does not have a criminal record involving a felony violation of any crime against a minor, or an equivalent law of another jurisdiction within ten years preceding the date of application, or any violation of this ordinance.
  4. Resident/client profile with a statement as to whether or not convicted felons and/or registered sex offenders may be accepted as residents.
  5. Registered office/officer provided
  6. Since the applicant is not the owner, we must have the owner name and address and a copy of the lease indicating the authorization of the use of the property as a Homeless Shelter/Transitional Housing, or Rehabilitation Home. The lease must also run through September 1, 2022.
  7. Check submitted was $150, application is $100 - $150 is only for a campus application.
  8. Provide copy of the available educational materials about tuberculosis.
  9. Provide copy of the available education materials regarding communicable diseases and precautions.
  10. Provide copy of the written first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) policy.
  11. Provide name and evidence of each trained and currently certified in first aid and CPR employee that is on duty each shift.
  12. Provide written policies and procedures on the handling of prescription or over-the-counter drugs, including controls/limitations on access to such drugs.
  13. Proof of compliance with the Revenue Commission
  14. Metro tax revenue number

Download the Homeless Shelter, Transitional, Rehabilitation Home Application HERE

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