Financial help is available for unemployed Kentuckians having difficulty meeting their mortgages. Kentucky is one of 18 states receiving federal stimulus money from the U.S. Treasury’s Hardest Hit Fund. Kentucky’s share is $149 million dollars. Richard McQuady of the Kentucky Housing Corporation says homeowners can receive up to $20,000 or 12 months of assistance, whichever occurs… Continue reading Kentucky Receives Stimulus Funds to Help Struggling Homeowners
The stimulus money came through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Neighborhood Stabilization program. Mayor Greg Fischer says the house is one of several abandoned or foreclosed homes in the city to receive a makeover using federal dollars.
Over the last two years, many states changed their education policies to better compete for federal stimulus dollars through the Race to the Top program. The Center on Education Policy says many states have been slow to improve school assessments, though education standards have been raised in many states.
But without stimulus dollars to apply for, CEP president Jack Jennings says lawmakers may give up on education reform. That, he says, would be a mistake.
Fischer and several other mayors met with President Barack Obama Friday. And Fischer says there wasn’t much talk of further government spending for cities.
Louisville Metro Government officials gathered in Newburg Tuesday to celebrate new environmentally-friendly projects in Louisville. Mayor Greg Fischer says he plans to focus on sustainability with all new city projects, but that could be a financially difficult task.
Local and federal officials Tuesday broke ground on a new grocery store for the Park DuValle housing development southwest of downtown. The project was funded largely through federal stimulus and housing funds.
An affordable-housing development in Louisville’s Shelby Park and Smoketown neighborhoods is being renovated with help from private donors and the federal stimulus package.
$8.5 million in federal stimulus funds is being put to use in Louisville repairing streets and sidewalks. And the projects are changing the way local funds are spent.
Kentucky’s rebate program for energy efficient appliances enticed thousands of people to purchase new appliances, but thousands of Kentuckians never claimed their rebates.
Biden will visit GE’s Appliance Park, where stimulus dollars are funding the manufacture of energy-efficient appliances. Yarmuth says he thinks the visit will help generate positive public opinion of the stimulus package.