Eviction Prevention

Eviction Prevention By The Numbers

Funds Distributed: $7,654,840.26  |  Residents Helped: 6,742  |  Applications Approved: 2,456

Read the October update on our Eviction Prevention efforts.


If you are an individual who can demonstrate that you’ve lost income due to COVID-19 and need financial assistance, contact any Neighborhood Place to apply for their Eviction Prevention Program by either calling (502) 977-6636 or visiting this website to set up an appointment to fill out an application.

Then, go to this website to email your landlord your declaration to resist eviction or to print a declaration with a pre-written cover letter to mail your landlord. Declarations are necessary to avoid eviction.


FHFA Eviction Moratorium Property Lookup Tools

Evictions in federally subsidized properties are frozen until at least Dec. 31, 2020. The Federal Housing Finance Administration (FHFA) announced on May 4, 2020, that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have developed online multifamily property lookup tools to help renters find out if they are living in units protected from evictions during the pandemic because the properties have federally-backed loans.   

Freddie Mac's Multifamily Loan Lookup Tool

Fannie Mae's Multifamily Loan Lookup Tool


Eviction Prevention COVID-19 Relief Fund

Increasing Housing Security  •  Preventing Evictions  •  Providing Relief

Eviction Prevention COVID-19 Relief Fund began accepting grant applications as of Wednesday, July 1, 2020. Applicants must live within Louisville/Jefferson County.

 

Purpose of the Fund

Eviction Prevention COVID-19 Relief Fund is designed to prevent the anticipated wave of new eviction cases and aid low-to-moderate income households that are delinquent on rent payments as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Grant Program Funding

The City designated up to $21.2 million in federal CARES funding for the Eviction Prevention COVID-19 Relief Fund, which includes multiple eviction prevention assistance programs, including the Eviction Prevention for Households Program, Landlord Tenant Rental Assistance Program and the Eviction Diversion Pilot Program.

 

Amount of Grants

Fund will pay for up to three months of rent for households facing COVID-related delinquencies.

 

Eligibility

The process is now streamlined and available to all properties, whose tenant rents are less than $1,750 a month and the tenant has had a loss of income or increase in expenses related to COVID-19.

Individual tenants should apply through this portal, StopMyEviction.org.

To be eligible, the landlord must:

  • Be currently registered on the Rental Registry.
  • Have no outstanding code violations for the property for which rent is being paid.
  • Waive all late fees, fines, and penalties.
  • Forgo evictions for assisted tenants for 60 days after assistance is provided.
  • Provide pre-COVID-19 rent rolls to document delinquency rates before and after the pandemic.

Eligible landlords should apply here.

 

Grant Use

The funds may only be used to pay rent, and all payments will made directly to the landlord.

 

Application Process

The process is now streamlined and available to all properties, whose tenant rents are less than $1,750 a month and the tenant has had a loss of income or increase in expenses related to COVID-19.

APPLY HERE

Use the below documents and samples as guides to complete the online forms required in the application.

Landlord-Tenant Rental Assistance Worksheet

Tenant Self-Certification of Income and Rental Delinquency 

Landlord-Tenant Rental Assistance Program Certification

For questions about the application, please contact (502) 574-3737.

For general inquires, contact the Office of Housing here.

 

Tenants seeking rental assistance should apply through this portal, StopMyEviction.org.