County and Municipalities Information
DIRECT LINK TO STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WEBSITES FOR UPDATES
Indiana Health Department: https://www.in.gov/coronavirus/
Kentucky Health Department: https://healthalerts.ky.gov/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx
Ohio Health Department: https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/media-center/ODH-News-Releases/COVID-19-ODH-Call-center
National Multifamily Housing Council Coronavirus Hub: www.nmhc.org/research-insight/Research-Insight-Knowledge-Library/covid-19-hub/
CLERMONT COUNTY RESIDENTS AND OWNERS: EMERGENCY PROGRAM HELPS CLERMONT COUNTY RESIDENTS WITH RENT, UTILITIES
BATAVIA, OH (Feb. 10, 2021) — Clermont County residents who have fallen behind on rent and utility payments (except telephone, cable and Internet) due to the pandemic can get financial help through a new program. The Board of County Commissioners today approved a Clermont County Job and Family Services’ contact with Clermont County Community Services to administer the Emergency Rental Assistance Fund. Clermont County received $6.1 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds for renters through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. This program covers rental payments that are late and overdue as well as utility payments, including gas, electric, fuel oil, trash removal, and water and sewer. Telecommunication services (telephone, cable and internet) are not eligible expenses.
Applicants must have filed their taxes this year, as their 1040 will be used to verify income eligibility. They must have been unemployed due to COVID-19 or experienced a reduction in income due to the pandemic. Eligible renter households may receive up to 12 months of past due payment assistance with direct payments made to the landlords and utility providers. Landlords may apply on behalf of the renter with their consent. Funding expires on Dec. 31.
Clermont County residents can apply by emailing Support@CCCSI.org or by going to www.CCCSI.org .
“Thank you to the county employees who worked diligently on the specifics of this program,” said Claire Corcoran, president of the Board of County Commissioners. “This funding will not only benefit renters who have been financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but also the landlords who have been impacted by the loss of income.”
Commissioner David Painter said: “This will bring much-needed relief to many families. Additionally, this will help avoid future eviction filings that would have otherwise overwhelmed our local courts.”
“I’m glad we were able to help those struggling to make ends meet due to the pandemic,” Commissioner Bonnie Batchler added.
GRANT FUNDING FOR RESIDENTS AND PROPERTIES
The amount of resources available for residents struggling to pay rent due to Covid-19 has increased in Hamilton County, OH to $5,000 per Household. The documents necessary to apply for both the resident and property owner are attached and also available on the GCNKAA website under Covid-19 resources. Please share the applications and the quoted instructions below with residents in need!
Applicants should fill out the application in the pdf, save it, and send it back to Jessica.Wilcher@jfs.ohio.gov. Please attach pay documentation (pay stubs/unemployment form/etc), rent statement/utility statement showing amount owed, and if applicable name on account and account number. The landlords should also fill out vendor forms and fax them to 513-946-7270. The vendor forms are attached for convenience. Ms Wilcher disburses those between herself and a second employee (Amber Hill). This is first priority work for these two employees and it typically moves very quickly. Once approved/ denied the applicant is sent an email with the decision. Invoices along with the approval letter get sent to Brandy Scott Herrmann for payment to be received.
Prospective Vendor Letter of Commitment 2020
Hamilton County CARES Act Rent and Utility Assistance Application
Vendor Registration Form
$3.5 MILLION AVAILABLE FOR STRUGGLING HAMILTON COUNTY RENTERS AFFECTED BY COVID19
Courtesy of WLWT Channel 5. Click here for full details.
ONE STOP EVICTION HELP CENTER UNVEILED AS CASES RESUME IN HAMILTON COUNTY
Courtesy of Fox 19 News
As evictions resume Monday in Hamilton County for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic halter them nearly three months ago, a "one-stop" center to help keep people in their homes is being unveiled.
The Eviction Help Center is located directly across from the Hamilton County Municipal Court room that will hold eviction hearings at the justice center, according to the release. Both landlords and tenants who visit the Help Center can receive legal resources and information about emergency rental assistance.
St. Vincent de Paul and the Community Action Agency will help administer funds to those in need.
COVID-19 FAQS: CLOTH MASKS OF FACE COVERINGS IN THE WORKPLACE
EVICTION PREVENTION HELP
This notice includes information about who to contact for information about your legal rights in eviction, and resources for help. If you are facing eviction, do not wait to seek help.
Spanish Version (versión en español)
HAMILTON COUNTY SMALL BUSINESS GRANT
Please sign up here for more information IF you have not received PPP or EIDL: http://hamiltoncountyohio.gov/about/news/hamilton_county_covid-19_relief_program
HAMILTON COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING TO CLOSE TO PUBLIC EFFECTIVE MARCH 19, 2020
CITY OF CINCINNATI BUILDING & INSPECTIONS
Please be advised, due to concerns surrounding COVID-19, the Department of Buildings and Inspections (B&I) has made several changes to our service delivery model.
Effective Monday, March 23, our lobby has been closed and the public will have limited access to the Permit Center. In an effort to protect the public and continue to offer essential services to the public, we have moved a majority of building permit plan submissions to an electronic platform. You can find more information here https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/buildings/submitting-your-application/electronic-document-submission/.
In addition, we will be triaging non-emergency complaints via phone. The inspector will contact the complainant via the phone to discuss the issue and the inspector will request photos of the complaint. Once the complaint is verified by the photos, the inspector will contact the property owner to discuss the issue(s). If the owner acknowledges the issue and submits a workplan, the inspector will monitor the issues via the approved workplan. Once the owner has identified that the issue has been resolved and photos have been submitted and verified, the case will be closed.
If an inspection is required, the inspector will schedule the inspection with the owner or occupant. They will also ask if anyone is displaying any symptoms outlined by the CDC. When the inspector arrives they will be wearing gloves and will ask to maintain at least a 6ft distance during the inspection.
To limit contact and practice social distancing, these steps are necessary. For more information about B&I’s COVID-19 response visit https://www.cincinnati-oh.gov/buildings/covid-19-response/.
FROM THE GREATER CINCINNATI REGIONAL CHAMBER
(March 18, 2020) - The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s top priority is to ensure the safety of our members, employees, and the region at large. This daily email serves to ensure our members and partners have the most up-to-date information. Here you will find updates from federal, state, and local government officials.
UPDATES FROM THE NORTHERN KENTUCKY CHAMBER
In response to the COVID-19 – also known as novel coronavirus – pandemic, the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce (NKY Chamber) is actively working to provide up-to-date information to ensure the safety of our members and our region. This page will be updated daily with information from federal, state and local government agencies and officials. Click here for updates.
NORTHERN KENTUCKY COVID-19 BUSINESS UPDATE FOR APRIL 16, 2020
Courtesy of Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
Kentucky Chamber unveils Restart Kentucky: A responsible plan for returning to work
Beginning April 21, the Kentucky Chamber will host a series of webinar discussions featuring key industry leaders designed to help “Restart Kentucky.” Click to read more here.
Protests erupt outside Capitol over Beshear's handling of pandemic, disrupting briefing
Courier Journal: Protesters demanding Gov. Beshear reopen Kentucky disrupted his Wednesday COVID-19 press conference. Click to read more here.
Drive-thru COVID-19 testing up and running in Kenton County
NKY Tribune: On Wednesday, 200 tests were completed through the new COVID-19 drive-thru testing site at Summit View Academy (5006 Madison Pike, Independence, KY 41051). People eligible for the test include those with symptoms, health care workers, first responders, those 65 and older, and those with chronic health conditions. Visit www.thelittleclinic.com/drivethru-testing to schedule an appointment. Click to read more here.
232 cases of COVID-19 identified in Northern Kentucky
According to the NKY Health Department, as of 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, 232 cases of COVID-19 have been identified in NKY. There are 103 cases in Kenton County, 50 cases in Campbell County, 65 cases in Boone County and 14 cases in Grant County. Click to read the release here.
NKY cities launch emergency business assistance programs
Cities across Northern Kentucky are establishing relief funds to support small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to view a list of cities offering support.
U.S. Chamber launches nationwide 'Save Small Business Initiative’
The U.S. Chamber on Wednesday launched the Save Small Business Initiative, a nationwide program to address small businesses’ immediate needs, mitigate closures and job losses, and mobilize support for long-term recovery. Click here to read more.
More than $12 Million for NKY Higher Education Institutions, Students
River City News: NKU, Thomas More University, Gateway Community & Technical College, Beckfield College, and Brighton Center's Center for Employment Training will receive more than $12 million from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Click to read more here.
Cincinnati region COVID-19 internship employers survey responses needed
Greater Cincinnati Collegiate Connection (GC3), the Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati USA Regional Chambers are collaborating to assess the current status of internship opportunities in the region. We are asking businesses to complete a quick survey regarding your internship program for Summer 2020 and how we can help meet your needs. Click to take survey here.
Update from The Office of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear as of 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2020
- The state now has 2,291 cases of COVID-19. 122 deaths have been attributed to the virus. As of Wednesday, 28,324 tests have been conducted in the state.
- After the press conference, the NKY Health Department announced that a total of 232 cases of COVID-19 have been identified in NKY. Click to read the release here.
- The state currently knows 74 percent of the state’s race and 66 percent of the ethnicities of COVID-19 cases. Of the cases, 80.62 percent are Caucasian, 11.63 percent are African-American, 2.68 percent are Asian and 4.93 percent are multi-racial.
- The Governor announced he will continue to speak with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine–R and Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb–R in terms of lifting any restrictions and re-opening the region’s economy.
- $1.9 million has been raised for the Team Kentucky Fund. Click for more information here.
- Gov. Beshear is continuing to encourage Kentuckians to do their constitutional duty and fill out the 2020 U.S. Census.
- The state’s drive-thru testing partnership with Kroger has seen 438 people tested at the Frankfort location and 200 people at the Independence location. More drive-thru testing operations are slated to open soon.
- The Governor announced the Co-Immunity Project, a partnership between the state, Louisville metropolitan government, the Christina Lee Brown Envirome Institute, and the University of Louisville. The program will work to help those infected by COVID-19 and possibly slowly re-open the economy.
Team Kentucky hashtags for social media: #TeamKentucky, #TogetherKY, #Patriot and #HealthyAtHome.
For complete coverage of Gov. Beshear’s press conference, click here. For a complete timeline of Kentucky’s response to COVID-19, click here. For more information about COVID-19, visit www.kycovid19.ky.gov. You can watch Gov. Beshear’s press conferences daily at 5 p.m. by visiting www.facebook.com/GovAndyBeshear or by clicking here.
NKY Restaurant Relief Fund organizers to announce first round of grant winners Thursday
For a limited time, individuals who buy a gift card of $50 or more for a restaurant or bar in Northern Kentucky can upload the receipt to the NKY Restaurant Relief Fund website to enter the restaurant into a drawing to win a $1,000 grant. The first group of recipients will be revealed during the NKY Spotlight Podcast at 4 p.m. on Thursday, April 16. Click to read the announcement here.
Kentucky Education & Workforce Development Cabinet launches Unemployment Insurance Employer Handbook for COVID-19
The Kentucky Education & Workforce Development Cabinet has put together a guide to help employers and employees navigate Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits in light of COVID-19. The guide provides information on e-claim filing, policy updates, and clarity on the subject of furloughs, layoffs and workshare. Click here to download the guide.
US Chamber coronavirus resources
- Coronavirus Paid Leave Programs Guide: Download the guide here.
- Small Business Emergency Loan Guide: Download the guide in English here. Download the guide in Spanish here.
- Economic Injury Disaster Loan Guide (EIDL): Download the guide here.
- Employee Retention Tax Credit Guide: Download the guide here.
St. Elizabeth launches COVID-19 Helpline
St. Elizabeth has developed a COVID-19 Helpline, 1-800-737-7900, staffed by St. Elizabeth associates to help answer patient and community questions and/or concerns regarding COVID-19. The helpline is available 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Sunday.
Who's hiring in NKY/Greater Cincinnati region?
With GROW NKY’s focus on aligning supply and demand across the region through a collective of workforce partners, the NKY Chamber launched www.nkychamber.jobs to help connect companies with potential employees. In addition, we encourage job seekers and employers to utilize the Job Search Marketplace feature on nkcareercenter.org. Employers are posting job opportunities here daily: www.nkcareercenter.org/job-search-marketplace. In addition, the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce is providing an overview of opportunities across the state, including Northern Kentucky at https://www.kychamber.com/news/coronavirus/covid-19-whos-hiring.
Here is a selection of regional companies that are hiring today!
Adecco, Aerotek, Amazon, Belflex, Carespring, Castellini Company, Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky, City of Covington, Coca-Cola Erlanger, Encompass Health NKY Rehabilitation Hospital, Express Employment Professionals, DCCH Center for Children & Families, DHL, DSV - Global Transport & Logistics, Dynamic Supply Chain Solutions, Elmcroft of Florence Kentucky, Fidelity, Fifth Third Bank, Forcht Bank, General Cable, HDT Global, Home Instead Senior Care, Kroger, Kroger Supply Chain, Live Mobile (AT&T affiliate), Manpower, Merchants Cold Storage, Meyer Tool, Perfetti Van Melle, St. Charles Community, St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Staffmark, Tyson, UWGC/Red Cross and Verst Group Logistics.
If you would like to be added to this list, please contact Leisa Mulcahy or Amanda Johannemann on the Workforce | GROW NKY team at the NKY Chamber of Commerce.