WKU Housing Information

Renters deserve a home that is safe, stable and affordable. More than 67,000 households in the Barren River Area are renter-occupied. Some communities in Kentucky have adopted the Uniform Residential Landlord Tenant Act (URLTA) to protect renters’ rights.Unfortunately, at this time, no communities in the Barren River Area have adopted URLTA.

Without URLTA, landlords and renters must establish rights and responsibilities within each individual lease. The differences from lease to lease create an atmosphere of confusion and conflict for renters and landlords, which can lead to eviction. Eviction can become a downward spiral that may lead to further hardships. The Barren River Area Renters’ Handbook Project was formed to stop the growing tide of evictions and its damaging effects. This handbook is part of a movement to educate and empower renters in the Barren River Area. This handbook provides basic information to help renters protect their rights.

This information is not a substitute for legal advice. Renters in the Barren River Area have very few legal rights. The following information will help you protect yourself and your family.

This is adapted from The Barren River Area Renters’ Handbook Project