State officials announced Friday that Kentucky will receive much more federal money than expected to help unemployed and underemployed homeowners pay their mortgages as they seek new jobs.
The state expected to receive $55.6 million but will wind up with $148.9 million, according to a news release.
The program using the money is not expected to launch in the state until April. Until then, Kentuckians who are foreclosure or are near that point are encouraged to seek free assistance through the Kentucky Homeownership Protection Center.
The Center does not have money available to assist with mortgage payments, but information is available on the foreclosure process and other assistance programs. The Center can be reached at 1-866-830-7868 or Protectmykyhome.org.