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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (FOX 56) – Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kentucky announced Monday, Nov. 15 that it has established a $300,000 flex fund to combat homelessness in Kentucky.

Eligible Anthem members can access the pool of money in order to pay for expenses that lead to proper housing, such as rental assistance, utility deposits, and moving fees.

The fund’s establishment comes at an appropriate time – in alignment with National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week from Nov. 13-20.

The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (UISCH) estimates more than 4,000 Kentuckians experience homelessness daily, along with 24,000 students who lack sufficient housing funds throughout the year.

“This fund will provide economic opportunity for hundreds of low and moderate-income families, creating and achieving long-term housing stability,” said Leon Lamoreaux, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield’s Medicaid President in Kentucky.

Those seeking additional information on the housing flex fund can visit anthem.com or follow along at facebook.com/AnthemBlueCrossBlueShield.