As we approach May 1, this will mark the second time that Kentuckians’ rent or mortgages are going to be due during the during the COVID-19 crisis. In that time, almost 1 in 4 Kentuckians have filed for unemployment due to a loss of income because of the stay-at-home orders, and even that relief has been slow to arrive. As a result, nearly a third of renters in the U.S. did not pay any or all of their rent in the first week of April. Entering the second month of the COVID-19 shutdown, we fear May will be even worse for Kentuckians.
Lexington Fair Housing Council, in order to try to persuade local and state leaders to step in and intervene to protect the housing for renters and home-owners alike, is asking Kentuckians to complete a brief survey to let us know what, if any, difficulties you’ve been having with keeping up on payments for your housing. This could be your rent, or this could be your mortgage. Renters and home-owners alike are in a tough spot, and we want to get as much feedback as possible for the Commonwealth.
The survey is totally voluntary and any information will be kept confidential with the Lexington Fair Housing Council.
You can complete the survey here.