The Unemployment Bridge Program has $149 million in its coffers to help prevent Kentuckians who have lost their jobs from losing their homes as well. Indiana has $222 million in its Hardest Hit Fund for the same purpose. But each state has awarded just a small fraction of the available money, because not many struggling homeowners have heard that help is available. In this week’s Courier-Journal, Chris Otts reported on outreach efforts being made in the commonwealth and across the river to get the word out. He joined us on Friday’s Byline to tell us what he learned.
Laura produces Curious Louisville, Strange Fruit, and other audio news stories for WFPL.