Homeless and Housing Services

 

Provides rental assistance, utility assistance and security deposit assistance. Also offers general case management services for program participants, which include financial literacy/budget training, mental health services, chemical dependency services, and other case management services and referrals.
Includes HOME/TBRA, ESG Rapid-rehousing, and Continuum of Care programs.

 

Area Served: Residents of Jefferson County, Kentucky.

Eligibility: Most of the Federal assistance program require the client to meet HUD's definition of "homeless": currently staying in an emergency shelter or transitional shelter for the homeless, or are living on the streets or in a car.

Intake Procedure: Clients are referred through the Continuum of Care Common Assessment Team. If you are homeless, call the Coalition for the Homeless Single Point of Entry line at (502) 637-2337 to get shelter.

Fees: Several Federal programs require program participants to pay a portion of their rent as part of the Federal housing assistance. Typically, 30% of the program participants gross monthly income will be paid for housing, the remaining 70% of the rent is paid through the Federal housing program. No additional fees are applied for the applicable programs.

Documentation Required: For all Federal grant programs income requirements have to be met. All program participants have to be at or below 80% of the Area Median Income limits. In addition, proof of disability must be met for some programs, as well as proof of housing status and/or homelessness status. Other documentation is required for new program participants.

Languages: English; translation services (LEP) can be provided upon request.

Referral Procedure: Clients are referred through the Continuum of Care Common Assessment Team.

Method of home delivery: Case management services can be provided at the home, if needed.