Residents of Jefferson County can now apply for emergency rental assistance through the state's Healthy at Home Eviction Relief Fund. Find out more information about how to apply here:
https://teamkyhherf.ky.gov/Home.aspx or call 1-833-KYRENTS (833-597-3687)
Eviction Prevention By The Numbers
(As of June 30, 2022)
Funds Distributed: $126,147,076.24 | Residents Helped: 51,108
For more information or resources about rental assistance, residents can also contact Metro311 at 574-5000, call Metro United Way's help referral service at 2-1-1, or visit www.louisvilleministries.org to locate agencies near you.
The Landlord-Tenant Rental Assistance Program (LTRAP)
The Office of Housing and Community Development is pleased to reopen the Landlord-Tenant Rental Assistance Program (LTRAP). LTRAP is an efficient way for Landlords to request bulk rental assistance on behalf of tenants who are behind on rent due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our goal is to reduce paperwork barriers and facilitate a streamlined process for rental relief in our community.
LTRAP has helped more than 1,780 households to remain stably housed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Benefits of the Landlord-Tenant Rental Assistance Program
- Streamlined, bulk payments directly to Landlords
- Landlords initiate & handle all the paperwork
- Tenants sign an income and COVID-19 certification, but no paystubs are needed
Funding is available for only a limited time, so please apply as soon as possible while the funds last.
The program details, eligibility criteria and application process are outlined below.
We look forward to assisting you and your residents. Please reach out to our office at 574-1707 or [email protected] with any questions.
This program provides delinquent rent payments to landlords who are providing housing for the low to moderate income populations in order to prevent homelessness and housing instability. Landlords must apply for delinquent rent per property and for landlords with a minimum of at least 4 units in a single portfolio (i.e., a four-plex, 2 duplexes or 4 single family units all under the same ownership). Payments will be made to landlords via a check from LMG.
Income certifications are acceptable as proof of income due to the use of fact-based proxy. Because there are three zip codes in Jefferson County that are not eligible for fact-based proxy for income verification, households in 40223, 40023 and 40059 will not be eligible for this program.
This program can only pay up to twelve (12) months of past due benefits which includes rent and eligible recurring charges accrued after April 1, 2020, plus up to six (6) total months future rent to ensure housing stability for the resident. Additionally, no tenant can receive more than three (3) months of future benefits without having their income recertified and subject to availability of funds. These limitations are cumulative across all programs funded with federal rental assistance program funds. Any application, if approved, cannot receive more than three (3) months of future benefits at any time.
Assistance can cover back rent from April 1, 2020 and to the current month (at time of payment), and can include all normal property fees including utilities that are billed to the tenant on their ledger on a monthly basis. This program will not pay any late fees, fines or penalties associated with delinquent rent from the period April 1, 2020 to current.
Landlords should not include any tenants on the LTRAP application who are already in process with the Healthy at Home Eviction Relief Fund (HHERF), administered by the Kentucky Housing Corporation. Tenants with pending applications through HHERF will not be eligible for rental assistance through LTRAP.
- All multi-family or single-family rental properties in Louisville-Jefferson County can apply with the exception of households located in the following zip codes: 40223, 40023 or 40059.
- Households/properties located in zip codes 40223, 40023 or 40059 are not eligible for LTRAP.
- Assisted households must be less than 80% of Area median income at the time of application.
- 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 Jefferson County Rental Registry.
- There may be no outstanding code violations for the property for which rental assistance is being requested.
- 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.
- The landlord must wait 30 days from the time from last day of the final month for which LTRAP funding covers rent before providing the tenant with a 15-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.
- Must be compliant with the Compliance and Administration department of Develop Louisville, if applicable.
- For tenants who receive Section 8 assistance, this program can only pay the tenant’s portion of the rent and a copy of the HAP contract must be submitted as supporting documentation.
- If a resident has moved out of the rental unit, they are not eligible for inclusion on the LTRAP application.
- Landlords must submit an application through the Google Form with all supporting documentation uploaded. Please do not submit hard copies of paperwork unless requested.
- Landlords must submit the below listed documents to verify the delinquency including but not limited to:
- Landlord Application Worksheet, completed with household information and a payment request for each household for which assistance is requested.
- Landlord Certification, outlining the terms and conditions of the program, filled out completely and correctly.
- IRS Form W-9 filled out completely and correctly.
- Tenant Certification of Delinquent Rent and Covid-19 Nexus for each tenant.
- Tenant Ledger for January 2020 (or the move in date, if after January 2020) to current for each tenant.
- HAP Contract for each tenant who receives subsidized rent so the tenant portion may be verified.