Kentucky Housing Corporation

Government
4:23 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Kentucky Homeless Veterans on the Rise

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.

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.

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Government
3:26 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

New Federal Regulations Expose Issues in Ky. Homeless Shelters

Kentucky’s rural homeless shelters are finding it difficult to coordinate their services as new federal regulations take effect.

The HEARTH Act was passed in 2009, and its regulations for how homeless shelters and transitional housing programs work together are slowly being implemented.

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Government
9:29 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Paducah’s Fountain Avenue Revitalization

Paducah’s Planning Department is accepting applications for seven, new, subsidized homes to be built in the city’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. 

Government
6:55 am
Wed February 15, 2012

Home Grant Application

Paducah’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’s and has since deteriorated.