First round of state money going towards housing construction and repair for Kentucky disaster victims
Grant money owing up to $13.5 million dollars from the state’s Rural Housing Trust Fund are going towards houses for disaster survivors across the Commonwealth.
115 homes are being built with the money and 45 more are getting repaired.
Nearly $9 million of that money is going towards seven nonprofits in eleven eastern Kentucky counties.
The other $4.5 million is going towards nonprofits in Fulton and Graves counties for those affected by the 2021 tornadoes in western Kentucky.
- $220,000 to the Beattyville Housing Development Corp. in Lee County
- $203,693 to the Daniel Boone Community Action Agency in Clay County
- $1,855,847 to Frontier Housing Inc. in Breathitt, Floyd, Magoffin and Martin counties
- $2,500,000 to HOMES Inc. in Floyd, Knott, Letcher and Pike counties
- $2,500,000 to the Housing Development Alliance in Breathitt, Knott and Perry counties
- $1,000,460 to Partnership Housing Inc. in Owsley County
- $720,000 to the Sandy Valley Habitat for Humanity in Floyd, Knott, Perry and Pike counties
- $2,596,322 to Community Ventures Corp. in Fulton and Graves counties
- $1,903,678 to The Housing Partnership Inc. in Graves County
This also comes as the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development approved the construction of a high-ground housing community in Hazard, which will see around 125 homes being built.
The next round of funding from the Rural Housing Trust Fund will go towards rebuilding apartment buildings in western Kentucky.