Renter Evictions | Kentuckians For The Commonwealth

Renter Evictions

Senate Bill Number: 

Senate Bill 264 would have forbidden an eviction moratorium during an emergency. That means that during a pandemic with many losing jobs and 1 in 3 Kentuckians renting their homes, SB 264 would have exposed renters to eviction and potential homelessness.

House Bill 570 was a broader bill though it also included limits on the governor's authority to protect renters during an emergency.

Sign-on letter here.

Bill Sponsor(s): 
Sen. Stephen West and Republicans; Rep. David Meade

SB 264 was assigned to the Senate Economic Development, Tourism & Labor Committee. Though initially fast tracked by Senate leaders, SB 264 did not receive approval by the Senate committee.

HB 570 was not assigned to a committee.

KFTC's Position: 
KFTC Opposes