Eviction Relief Fund
Eviction Relief Fund
If you have any questions regarding the Healthy at Home Eviction Relief Fund, please review the frequently asked questions (FAQs).
Overview of Healthy at Home Eviction Relief Fund

The Healthy at Home Eviction Relief Fund application system closed on Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 5pm.

  • We are no longer accepting new applications.
  • We have not expended all funds, but do expect to use all available funding on applications already received.
  • We are still processing completed applications and sending out payments to landlords.
  • Additional eviction relief funding may become available to Kentuckians. Follow Governor Beshear’s COVID-19 updates and check back at this site to see if the application reopens.
  • For a list of other assistance and resources, click here.
Governor Andy Beshear signed Executive Order 2020-700 and Executive Order 2020-751, that dedicated federal Coronavirus Relief Funds in the amount of $15 million for a Healthy at Home Eviction Relief Fund. The Healthy at Home Eviction Fund information is as follows:
Purpose
  • Prevent evictions of Kentucky tenants to keep them housed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Allow landlords to get substantial payments for back rent.
  • Reduce the volume of eviction cases in Kentucky courts.
Geography
Timelines
  • Application portal will open September 8, 2020.
  • Applications will be reviewed by the Kentucky Housing Corporation starting on approximately September 21, 2020.
  • Once both the tenant and the landlord have completed their application, they have reserved a place in line to receive payment, if eligible.
  • Assistance will be paid as lump sum payments to landlords.
  • Payments are anticipated to be dispensed to landlords no sooner than September 25, 2020.
  • Assistance with back rent can be calculated back to March 1, 2020.
  • Applications will close when funds are exhausted (before December 10, 2020).
Eligible Tenant applicants must meet ALL of the following:
  • Tenants in any Kentucky County outside of Jefferson County.
  • At risk of eviction as evidenced by a past due letter from landlord, a pending court eviction, eviction notice, or similar document.
  • Gross household income for the past 30 days cannot exceed 80% Area Median Income (AMI). Click Here to look up monthly income limits.
  • Have a current written lease or sign a lease with their landlord. Click Here to download the document.
  • Do not currently receive other ONGOING rental assistance. The program cannot duplicate assistance from another source, including Section 8, USDA RD rental assistance, and public housing. If a tenant received some type of short-term assistance, this program cannot duplicate payment for a given month but can assit with past due rent for other months.
  • Are requesting assistance for their primary residence.
  • Those living with family and paying rent informally are not eligible.
  • Those who own a trailer home and owe rent for a lot are eligible.
Eligible Landlord applicants must meet ALL of the following:
  • Must forgive 10% of rent due and forgive late fees, penalties, and interest related to non-payment of rent.
  • Have a current written lease or sign a lease with their tenant. Click Here to download the document.
  • Must agree to give 45 days’ notice for any future eviction, not to be initiated until at least 30 days after assistance concludes.
  • Must agree to terms of arrearage settlement and submit all necessary paperwork.
Form of Assistance
  • Lump sum payments to landlords in exchange for allowing tenants to remain in their homes; forgiving late fees, penalties, and interest related to non-payment of rent; and forgiving up to 10% of the amount due.
Amount of Assistance
  • 90% of back rent owed + up to 2 months future rent if income qualified up to maximum assistance amount.
  • Monthly rent subsidy limited to 150% of HUD Fair Market Rent. See table of rent assistance limits.
  • If household income is <= 50% AMI: 90% of back rent owed + 2 months future rent; maximum of $6,500.
  • If household income is > 50% to <= 80% AMI: 90% of back rent owed + 1 month future rent; maximum of $4,000.
  • Tenants may only receive assistance one time.
Email addresses are required to submit an application.
  • The tenant must know the landlords’ email address for entry on the Landlord/Owner Information page of the tenant application.
  • The landlord must know the tenant(s)’ email address(es) for entry on the Tenant Information page of the landlord application.
  • If you do not have an email address, click here to learn how to set up a free email account.
Required documentation from TENANTS:
(You must upload electronic versions or photos of these documents to complete your application)
  • Copy of state ID OR mail indicating proof of residence.
  • Proof of all income earned by all household members over the past month or 4 weeks.
  • Current Lease in tenant’s name (if a written lease was completed).
  • Letter/notice of late rent, notice to vacate, notice of eviction, court summons, judgement, etc.
Required documentation from LANDLORDS:
(You must upload electronic versions or photos of these documents to complete your application)
  • Copy of owner's state ID.
  • Current Lease in landlord and tenant’s names (if a written lease was completed). If no lease exists, one must be executed and submitted at a later date if you and tenant are approved for assistance. Click Here to download the document.
  • Letter of eviction, notice of late rent, notice to vacate, court summons, judgement, etc.
Documentation required at a later time from LANDLORD if approved for assistance:
  • Newly executed written lease if landlord and tenant did not already have one.
  • Healthy at Home Eviction Relief Fund Settlement Agreement (signed by both Tenant and Landlord). Click Here to download the document
    OR form AOC-218 Forcible Detainer Settlement Agreement.
  • Direct Deposit Banking Form. Click Here to download the document.
  • W-9 from company or individual receiving payment. Click Here to download the document.
  • Agency Authorization Form. Click Here to download the document.