The Kentucky League of Cities partnered with the Kentucky Housing Corporation to help educate members about homelessness and affordable housing.
The Kentucky Balance of State Continuum of Care (KY BoS CoC) will conduct the annual K-Count (Point-in-Time Count) of people experiencing literal homelessness in the 118-county BoS on Wednesday, January 26, 2022. In many cities, first responders, code enforcement staff, and others who interact with persons experiencing homelessness are involved.
Unlike last January, the 2022 K-Count will include both a “Sheltered Count” of people residing in emergency shelters (including seasonal shelters and hotels paid for by charitable, non-profit, or governmental funds) and transitional housing programs specifically for people experiencing homelessness and an “Unsheltered Count” of people sleeping outside or in other places not meant for regular human habitation.
Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) will hold two live training options via webinar on the following dates. Registration is required:
Monday, January 10, 2022
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
A recorded training will be made available for staff and volunteers unable to attend one of the live webinars listed above. However, you are strongly encouraged to attend one to take advantage of the opportunity to ask questions and have more time to prepare.
Information about the 2022 K-Count will be made available on the K-Count page of KHC's website.
Each year in conjunction with the K-Count, HUD requires CoCs to collect information on the bed and unit inventory it has available as part of its homelessness response system. Known as the Housing Inventory Count (HIC), all emergency shelters (ES) and transitional housing (TH) projects that submit data for the K-Count, regardless of funding source, must submit a HIC Form to KHC. In addition, all Rapid Rehousing (RRH) and Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) projects, regardless of funding source, must also submit HIC Forms.
KHC will host a HIC Webinar to provide instructions on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at 2 p.m. ET. Registration is required.
The HIC Form and written instructions will be posted on the K-Count page of the website prior to the training.
For more information on the K-Count or the HIC, please contact the Housing Contract Administration (HCA) Help Desk using the "Submit a Request" form.