Serving: Leslie, Knott, Letcher and Perry Counties
The LKLP Housing Program began it's task in 1994 to assist low to moderate-income families in obtaining decent, affordable housing. A variety of programs can be accessed to provide families with the financial support to acquire housing.
During the past decade we have worked with local banks, Kentucky Housing Corporation, Rural Development and various other agencies in obtaining funds to purchase, build and/or rehab homes. In doing this we have performed rehab on substandard homes for families and put families in new homes expending over 2.5 million dollars.
The housing program has six certified counselors on staff. We conduct "Yes You Can Own a Home" workshops often for families interested in purchasing or building a home. The eight-hour workshop provides information on what you need to do before purchasing a home, such as financing, credit reports and caring for your home. Other workshops include budget/credit, predatory lending, post purchase and foreclosure counseling/workshops.
Please call for additional information and ask about the next scheduled workshop.
Housing Program Highlights
The Weatherization Assistance Program is the nation’s largest energy efficiency program. This fiscal year we received funds from the Department of Energy in regular DOE and LIHEAP funds. The Weatherization program provides necessary home repairs to prevent heat loss, and repair or replace heating system when necessary. Our trained inspectors and crews are dedicated to the health and safety of our clients. This fiscal year, we made it possible for 46 households, with approximately 147 family members to be warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and safe throughout the year using DOE, LIHEAP, and DSM funding. See attached success story from a Weatherization client.
The staff has attended several trainings this year and has received certifications. We have four staff members that have received their Dwelling Needs Evaluation (DNE) certifications and can do pre-inspections on Weatherization eligible homes.
We have completed five homes using Housing Preservation Grant funds and Affordable Housing Trust Funds.
Several “Predatory Lending” and “Budget and Credit” workshops were held throughout the four county service area. These six-hour workshops provide participants with useful information regarding the purchasing of a home, such as financing, budgeting, credit reports, and home care. We are working with several families that are in foreclosure or going to be in foreclosure.
We’re looking forward to the New Year in serving more clients and making their homes more energy efficient.
As always, the Housing Department continues to make every effort in improving access to safe and affordable housing.
Housing Contact Information
Local: (606) 436-8853
Perry Transit Facility
398 Roy Campbell Drive
Hyden, KY 41701
Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM