A plan to curb homelessness in six Northern Kentucky cities worth over $2 million in federal grant money, recently opened to public comment. Anyone from the public can leave comments and suggestions about how the plan should be implemented until the end of the day on March 26.
Part of the Northern Kentucky HOME Consortium, which includes the cities of Bellevue, Covington, Dayton, Erlanger, Ludlow and Newport, the plan will fund various initiatives to decrease the number of people struggling with homelessness in the region and increase the number of homeowners. The money comes from a sub-section of the American Rescue Plan Act, which was implemented in response to the COVID-19 lock-downs.
Funded initiatives include the building of affordable housing units as well as programs that help with emergency rental assistance, eviction diversion, financial counseling as well as mental health, case management and drug addiction services.