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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Taxpayer Assistance Program in Kentucky

The Housing Partnership Inc. (HPI) has a taxpayer assistance program available to help homeowners with property tax bills in Jefferson County, Ky. Eligible homeowners will have their property taxes paid and will no longer be considered delinquent with Louisville Metro Government. Homeowners will be provided with one-on-one counseling sessions to review the homeowner’s budget and to determine eligibility and repayment terms.

Some requirements include:

  • Homeowner must demonstrate a need for assistance.
  • Past-due taxes must not exceed $2,500 for the property.
  • Property must be owner-occupied (no investment properties).
  • Total liens on the property cannot exceed $200,000.
  • There is a maximum of two liens per owner-occupied property.
  • Homeowner must provide a completed application and all required supporting documents.
  • Homeowner’s liquid assets cannot exceed $5,000.

For more information, call HPI at 502-585-5451.

Memphis Selected to Replicate Financial Empowerment Center Model

The Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund (CFE Fund) has announced plans to dramatically scale the Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) model through their new FEC Public platform—launched with $7.75 million from Bloomberg Philanthropies—bringing this proven model of free financial counseling to up to 50 local governments across the country. They recently announced that Memphis, Tenn., is among the first cohort of 12 local government partners selected to replicate the FEC model for their low-income residents. The FEC model helps individuals manage their money, pay down debt and increase their savings, build their credit and open bank accounts, helping them become more financially stable.

For more information, contact Tamara Lindsay at