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Providing Affordable Housing In Lexington for over 75 Years
The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority of Lexington, Kentucky, has been managing public housing and providing affordable housing opportunities in the Lexington community since 1934. The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority manages more than 1,100 units of public housing, over 2,600 Section 8 vouchers, and offers homeownership opportunities. We continue to create affordable housing initiatives and make them available to individuals and families in need.
Waiting Lists Open
BALLARD APARTMENTS/CONNIE GRIFFITH APARTMENTS WAITING LISTS NOW OPEN
The Lexington Housing Authority wait list is open for ONE (1) bedroom units at the Ballard and Connie Griffith Apartments for elderly persons (62 years of age or older) households, located at 650 Tower Plaza, Lexington, Kentucky 40508. Applicants for Connie Griffith who meet eligibility requirements and sign the lease will have the first month's rent and security deposit waived. Call (859) 281-5053 for details. Interested persons MUST apply online ONLY. To apply click here.
HUD WAIVERS ADOPTED IN REPONSE TO COVID-19
On Friday, April 10, HUD Public and Indian Housing (PIH) published a list of statutory and regulatory waivers to assist PHAs in dealing with the COVID-19 event. The notice is titled “COVID-19 Statutory and Regulatory Waivers for the Public Housing, Housing Choice Voucher, Indian Housing Block Grant and Indian Community Development Block Grant programs, Suspension of Public Housing Assessment System and Section Eight Management Assessment Program” (Notice PIH 2020-05).
Click HERE for a summary listing of the waivers adopted by LHA.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR LHA RESIDENTS & PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS
HUD has released a communication that discusses tenant concerns regarding rent and evictions during the pandemic.
Click HERE for details.
As we navigate the uncertainty of the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) and its impact on our operations, the Lexington Housing Authority (LHA) has made the decision to keep all offices closed to the public.
For your information -
Rent is still due on the first of the month for LHA Public Housing residents.
Maintenance for Public Housing residents has resumed with special instructions regarding social distancing to keep you and LHA employees safe. Call you management office for details.
Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher Housing Assistance Payments and Utility Allowance reimbursements will be processed and paid as usual.
Section 8/Housing Choice Voucher inspections have resumed with special instructions regarding social distancing to keep you and LHA employees safe.
All other processes such as certifications, interims, moves and inspections have resumed. Interviews for new admissions, certifications and interims are not conducted face-to-face but rather by phone, mail, email, etc. Call your specialist for more information.
Interims due to a reduction in income will be retroactive upon approval.
Please continue to follow local and federal advisories and stay safe.
AffordableHousing.com (formerly GoSection8)
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The Housing Authority has partnered with AffordableHousing.com, which provides an enhanced program to list rental properties online. Listings are available to potential Housing Choice Voucher tenants seeking apartment units, duplexes, single-family homes or town homes in the private market.
*It is recommended that landlords add photos to their listings for better advertising and faster lease up.
Tenants view rental listings here. The LHA Section 8 waiting list is currently closed.
If you have any questions regarding registering, creating or viewing property listings, please contact the AffordableHousinging.com's toll-free help line at 1-866-466-7328.