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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.

PUBLIC HEARING ANNOUNCEMENT

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority (LHA) will hold a Public Hearing regarding: 1) the proposed FY2022 Moving to Work (MTW) Annual Plan; 2) revisions to the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Administrative Plan; 3) and revisions to the Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy.

The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at 5:30 PM via Zoom video conferencing. Attendees may register in advance by calling Andrea Wilson at (859) 281-5060. Accommodations for disabled or non-English speaking persons will be made available upon advance request. The subject of the meeting will be the proposed FY2022 MTW Annual Plan that includes one new activity, modification to two activities related to the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV/Section 8) program, updates to ongoing activities as well as proposed modifications to the HCV Administrative Plan and Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy that governs the Public Housing program.


Specifically, the new activitiy and modification to the two current activities to be discussed are:

New Activity:

Activity #30 –Exclude Student Financial Aid from Income Calculation (HCV Participants)


Modifications to:

Activity 28 – HCV Alternate Certification Schedule


Activity 10: Housing Choice Voucher Tenant-Based Special Partner Programs

LHA welcomes public comment regarding these changes from October 11 – November 11, 2021. Complete copies of the affected documents have been posted on the LHA website (www.lexha.org), are available for public viewing at LHA’s Central Office, or can be mailed upon request. Written comments should be addressed to Andrea Wilson at 300 W. New Circle Road, Lexington, KY 40505 or emailed to wilsona@lexha.org. For additional information, call (859) 281-5060. Persons with hearing or speech impairments can receive assistance contacting the LHA by dialing 7-1-1 to reach the Kentucky Telephone Relay Service.

CLICK HERE TO REVIEW THE FY2022 MTW ANNUAL PLAN DRAFT

CLICK HERE TO REVIEW ACOP REVISIONS (October 2021)

CLICK HERE TO REVIEW THE SUMMARY OF THE ACOP REVISIONS

CLICK HERE TO REVEIW ADMIN PLAN REVISIONS (October 2021)

CLICK HERE TO REVIEW THE SUMMARY OF THE ADMIN PLAN REVISIONS

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.

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HCV LANDLORDS SEE INFORMATION ON PREVENTING EVICTIONS RELATED TO COVID-19

- Click HERE for details.

Rent Help

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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.

Please continue to follow local and federal advisories and stay safe.

NOTICE OF CRITERIA AND PREFERENCES FOR OCCUPANCY AT CONNIE GRIFFITH APARTMENTS

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LHA SMOKE-FREE POLICY IN EFFECT

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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.

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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.