Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) takes great pride in partnering with organizations throughout the Commonwealth to address the diverse housing needs of our citizens. Many of the projects KHC helps to fund target housing resources to certain populations with specific housing needs – multifamily housing affordable for working families, supportive housing for persons with disabilities, permanent housing to move people from homelessness, energy efficiency and weatherization to make homes healthier and more affordable, repairs and rehabilitation to improve safety for homeowners, new construction to help new homebuyers begin to build equity, and so many more.
This podcast is a continuation from the first, featuring Edwin King, Kentucky Housing Corporation's (KHC) executive director, and Mark Shelburne, senior manager with Novagradac & Company. Both continue to discuss the importance of the Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) to Kentucky and changes KHC is making to improve the process and reduce red tape.
In the first podcast from Strategic Housing, Edwin King, KHC’s executive director, and Mark Shelburne, senior manager with Novagradac & Company, sit down and talk about the importance of the Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) to Kentucky and changes Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) is making to improve the process and reduce red tape.
So what are the biggest challenges to building a Scholar House? Rob Ellis, Kentucky Housing Corporation, has worked to develop nine Scholar Houses across Kentucky. He knows better than most how challenging a Scholar House can be, but he also understands that the work is worth the struggle.
Scholar House is a self-sufficiency program, based on the adult student’s income, that provides housing assistance for those who are full-time students in a post-secondary educational institution. Scholar House students receive counseling, workshops, and support from neighbors and staff, while getting academic or vocational training as full-time students.