Low Income Housing Tax Credits & Senior Housing in Kentucky, 2019-2020

The Kentucky 2019-2020 Qualified Allocation Plan provides points for senior developments, or amenities that benefit seniors. 

For Existing Supply/Preservation Projects:

 Population Trends (Senior projects only) Projects located in the following counties will receive 7 points.

Ballard, Boyd, Boyle, Breckinridge, Caldwell, Carlisle, Casey, Clinton, Crittendon, Cumberland, Edmonson, Elliott, Fulton, Green, Greenup, Hickman. Lee, Letcher, Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, McCracken, McLean, Menifee, Mercer, Monroe, Muhlenberg, Owsley, Pulaski, Robertson, Russell, Trigg, Wayne, and Wolfe counties.

For New Supply Projects:

Senior Projects with Aging in Place Design (Senior projects only): Projects located in areas not eligible for Senior Population Trends points which provide a minimum of five design features that will enhance/promote aging in place will receive 7 points. In addition to providing Fair Housing, Building Code, or UFAS required accessible dwellings, to receive points for this item, the applicant must provide five of the following features in the design of all other dwelling units. Design features selected from this list must be shown in the final plans and specifications submitted at technical submission stage, otherwise the project is subject to re-scoring and possible recapture of any KHC's resources awarded. Mark each design feature pledged with an "X" in the designated space below.

1. Lever hardware on inside and outside of all doors (including interior).

2. One 30-inch-wide workspace kitchen counter, no more than 34 inches from the floor, located anywhere in the kitchen counter scheme. This 34-inch-high counter section must have removable cabinetry or, a cabinet with retractable doors, no center stile, and removable floor allowing for forward roll-under wheelchair access. The floor finish under this section must be complete prior to installation of cabinetry. Clear space for a wheelchair side/parallel approach centered on the work surface must also be provided.

3. All kitchen and vanity cabinets provided with lever-shaped handles or standard U-shaped pulls, on all drawers and cabinet doors. Bathroom medicine cabinets, above a sink, are not included.

4. Either (a) A 30-inch-wide combination range/oven appliance with front controls. The range must be flush with the countertop so items being pulled off the range can smoothly transition to the countertop. Clear space for a wheelchair side/parallel approach centered on the range must also be provided. Or (b) a, 30-inch-wide, wall oven, with clear space for a wheelchair side/parallel approach and a separate 30-inch wide, front controlled, in-counter cooktop. The cooktop must be able to be used by a person in a forward seated position. A 30-inch-wide by 27-inch-high knee space with finished interior cabinet faces and protection from hot surfaces must be provided. The base cabinet under the cooktop must have a removable cabinet or a cabinet with retractable doors, no center stile, and removable floor. The floor and wall under this section must be finished prior to installation of cabinetry.

 5. A minimum clear floor space of 56” by 60” provided at every toilet with blocking in walls for future, parallel and perpendicular, grab bar mounting. Maximum of 5 points Access to Health Care. Access to health care services include ONLY the following facilities: general health care practitioner's office or walk-in clinic (not specialists), or hospital. Distance is measured in radius and must be recognized in the market study. Access to one facility will be eligible for 5 points. Applicant must identify applicable page(s) in market study.

 6. Bathroom lavatory with removable base cabinet, pedestal style sink, or wall hung sink that accommodates a forward seated position from a wheelchair. The floor and wall under removable cabinetry must be finished prior to installation of cabinetry. Protection from hot and abrasive hazards is required for all lavatories, sinks, and under removable cabinetry. 7. All flooring extends wall-to-wall so that it runs under the cabinets and appliances.

Contributed By: 
National Housing Trust

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