Eviction Prevention

Eviction Prevention By The Numbers

(As of July 31, 2021)

Funds Distributed: $50,609,930.53  |  Residents Helped: 29,120

Read the final update from January on our Eviction Prevention efforts using federal CARES Act funding.

Read the July update on our Eviction Prevention efforts using U.S. Department of Treasury Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) funding.


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) 308-3344 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.

If you are a renter with a pending court case, call the Office of Housing at 502-574-1707.

For a complete list of resources, visit StopMyEviction.org.


FHFA Eviction Moratorium Property Lookup Tools

Evictions in federally subsidized properties are frozen until at least Feb. 28, 2021. 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


Landlord Tenant Rental Assistance Program

Increasing Housing Security  •  Preventing Evictions  •  Providing Relief

 

Purpose of the Program

This program is funded by the American Rescue Plan funds from the U.S. Department of Treasury and provides delinquent rent payments to landlords whose tenants are delinquent in rent due to COVID-19 and earn less than 80% of Area Median Income at the time of submission or for the calendar year 2020.

A family of four earning 80 percent of the area median income in Louisville has an annual income of $62,000.

 

Eligibility

The federal government outlined the following regulations:

  • Properties must be in Louisville-Jefferson County, Kentucky.
  • The application must be for 4 or more units under the same legal entity; no single applications will be accepted. (i.e., a four-plex, 2 duplexes or 4 single-family units all under the same ownership)
  • The property must be currently registered on the Rental Registry.
  • There cannot be any outstanding code violations for the property for which rent is being paid.
  • Landlord must agree to waive all late fees, fines due to late rent, and penalties due to late rent for the period of which assistance is being provided.
  • Landlord must be willing to forgo evictions for assisted tenants for 45 days after assistance is provided and after 45 must provide a 30-day notice before filing an eviction.
  • Landlord must agree that any outstanding rent from the period prior to April 1, 2020 will not be the basis for any future forcible detainer action.
  • Property must be compliant with the Compliance and Administration department of Develop Louisville.
  • Should the Tenant vacate premises before the last month for which the Future Benefits has been paid, the Landlord shall refund the remaining balance to the tenant for tenant’s use toward housing stability and is not permitted to use any of the Future Benefits to cover any move out costs or damages to the property caused by the tenant.

 

Application Process

Landlords applying for rental assistance on behalf of their tenants must fill out this application form, along with the below documentation.

Landlord Certification

Sample Tenant Rent and COVID-19 Certification

Landlord-Tenant Rental Assistance Worksheet

Paper applications are also available at the Metro Development Center, 444 S. 5th St., Louisville, KY 40202.

 

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.

If you are a renter with a pending court case, call the Office of Housing at 502-574-1707.

For a complete list of resources, visit StopMyEviction.org.

For general inquires, contact the Office of Housing here.

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