Kentucky Housing Corporation http://wkms.org en Kentucky Homeless Veterans on the Rise http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-homeless-veterans-rise <p></p><p>New data shows that the number of homeless veterans in Kentucky is on the rise. The increase is partly a result of troop drawdowns in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.</p><p>Beginning in 2009, troops serving in Middle East began redeploying home in large numbers. The number of those having trouble finding work or a place to live increased along with it. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 22:23:41 +0000 Jonathan Meador 36580 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Homeless Veterans on the Rise New Federal Regulations Expose Issues in Ky. Homeless Shelters http://wkms.org/post/new-federal-regulations-expose-issues-ky-homeless-shelters <p>Kentucky’s rural homeless shelters are finding it difficult to coordinate their services as new federal regulations take effect.</p><p>The HEARTH Act was passed in 2009, and its regulations for how homeless shelters and transitional housing programs work together are slowly being implemented.</p><p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 21:26:49 +0000 Jonathan Meador 36504 at http://wkms.org New Federal Regulations Expose Issues in Ky. Homeless Shelters Paducah’s Fountain Avenue Revitalization http://wkms.org/post/paducah-s-fountain-avenue-revitalization <p></p><p>Paducah&rsquo;s Planning Department is accepting applications for seven, new, subsidized homes to be built in the city&rsquo;s Fountain Avenue neighborhood. To qualify, yearly household income must not exceed $45,850 for a family of four. A $309,000 grant from the Kentucky Housing Corporation will subsidize construction. Paducah Planning Director Steve Ervin estimates a $120,000 home would end up costing qualified applicants only about $70,000.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 Aug 2012 14:29:55 +0000 Dave Shinall 20351 at http://wkms.org Paducah’s Fountain Avenue Revitalization Home Grant Application http://wkms.org/post/home-grant-application <p>Paducah&rsquo;s City Commissioners took another step toward revitalizing Fountain Avenue during their meeting Tuesday night. They approved a municipal order to apply for a Kentucky Housing Corporation HOME Grant of $308,000. The money will help fund the construction of seven new homes in the Fountain Avenue neighborhood. Mayor Bill Paxton said the neighborhood developed in the 1950&rsquo;s and has since deteriorated. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 12:55:47 +0000 Casey Northcutt 16927 at http://wkms.org