Agencies are still available in Kentucky to help with debt relief
Although Kentucky is no longer in a state of emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic or weather-related issues, many Commonwealth residents still face financial delinquency in one or more categories.
During his Thursday “Team Kentucky” update, Gov. Andy Beshear drew attention to five specific relief programs still available to communities across the state — many of which can provide deep debt relief.
The Team Kentucky Healthy at Home Eviction Relief Fund can provide up to 15 months of past due and future utility bills for renters and landlords, who over the past two years may have let notices pile up.
To see the application requirements, visit stopmyeviction.org.
Owners have also been affected, and the application for Owner Assistance Funds can be found at teamkyhaf.ky.gov. It can provide up to $35,000 in assistance to eligible individuals and can cover the payment of homeowners insurance, mortgage payments, HOA fees, property taxes, and other associated costs.
If awarded, funds are disbursed in the form of grants to Requested Entities.
In December 2021, the FCC announced its “Affordable Connectivity” program, part of a long-term, $14 billion program to bring internet access to the deepest regions of the country. The need stemmed from a pandemic that forced remote work and school learning into homes and small businesses, and exposed a missing high-speed internet structure across the United States.
Eligible homes can receive up to $30 in deductions from their Internet charges and can be requested at fcc.gov/acp.
The Kentucky Child Care Assistance Program, available online at kynect.ky.gov/benefits, helps eligible families with these fees, which are often payable when one or more caregivers need to work shifts. specific work.
And community action agencies have 23 locations across the state.
They can be found on capky.org.