Who is protected under this housing law?
You may be eligible for protection under the housing law if you are what the law calls a protected tenant. A protected tenant is a residential rental or leased housing tenant, applicant, or tenant with a minor household member who is protected by a(n):
- emergency protective order or temporary interpersonal protective order prohibiting all unauthorized contact;
- domestic violence protective order or interpersonal protective order (long-term orders entered after both parties have the opportunity to attend court and be heard by the judge) prohibiting all unauthorized contact; or
- criminal pre-trial release no contact order issued for an abuser arrested for assault, sexual offense, or violation of a protective order.1
Note: You are not eligible for protection under this law if you are both a protected tenant and what the law refers to as a “named individual” (the respondent/defendant in any of the above-mentioned orders).2
1 K.R.S. § 383.300(2)(b)(1),(2)
2 K.R.S. § 383.300(1)(b)