How to Get Help with Rent in Kentucky

Do you live in Kentucky and are having financial trouble? Are you struggling to pay the rent of your home or apartment? If so you have come to the right place. There are many different reasons why people fall into debt. Especially nowadays, with the economy being so bad it can be very difficult to make ends meet. Being in debt is definitely stressful and can easily take a toll on you and your family. The good news is you are not alone. There are lots of options that you can consider in order to pay your rent.

If you like the country and farm life, then you will love Kentucky! Kentucky is a wonderful state that has beautiful homes that have lots of land around them. Whether you are renting a home or an apartment, there are ways to better your situation so you can make ends meet.

One option that you can consider is to talk to your landlord. If you are able to communicate you your landlord the situation you are in and what struggles you are going through, then they can hopefully work with you to figure out a financial plan. Financial plans usually entail the tenant to pay their rent every two to three months at a time. This way, you have more time to gather your money and pay the landlord.

Another option that you can consider is to try and get a roommate. By getting a roommate your rent will be cut in half. Naturally, your roommate will have to pay the other half thus making it easier for you to make ends meet. You can talk to them and convince them to move in by telling them that by both of you paying rent; it will be cheaper for both of you! Lots of people are getting roommates and it is a great alternative to taking out a loan and get further into debt.

A third option that you can consider is to move to another home or apartment. Since the economy currently struggling, there are tons and tons of homes and apartments for sale! If you find yourself in a home that you feel is bigger than what you and your family really need, then you should consider moving to a smaller place whose rent is not as high.

Being in debt is very difficult, and paying rent is essential. Fortunately, there are lots of options that you can consider to better your finances. Plan ahead and do not wait!


If you believe you qualify for Section 8 rental assistance, contact your local social services agency. In Louisville, call 502-569-6060. In Ashland, you may get help from Shelter of Hope by calling 606-324-6700. Laurel County residents may call 606-864-6011. In Paris, call 859-987-2108. Danville residents may call 859-236-0039 for rent assistance.

Andrea Saca

Andrea Saca

Andrea Saca is from El Salvador and lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. After graduating from East Chapel Hill High School, she enrolled in Durham Technical Community College and will be transferring to a four year university to pursue her degree in sociology. She is hoping to major in sociology, and minor in Spanish.

Her first hand view of people taking out loans and trying to pay through their college education has sparked her interest into learning more about finance and how to manage it.

She enjoys working with people spending time with her family and friends, and learning about different cultures by traveling!
Andrea Saca