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Providing Affordable Housing In Lexington Since 1934
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.
HOUSING CHOICE VOUCHER (SECTION 8) WAITING LIST OPENING
The Lexington Housing Authority (LHA) will open the waiting list for the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) program April 24 – 28, 2023. LHA will accept pre-applications online only from 12:00 a.m., Monday, April 24 – 11:59 p.m., Friday, April 28, 2023.
When the waiting list opens, applications may be completed online by clicking HERE. Applicants can apply from anywhere with internet access. If you do not have internet access, computer access will be made available at the LHA Central Office located at 300 West New Circle Road, M-F, 8 AM to 4:30 PM. Accommodations for disabled, or non-English speaking residents, or the need for any other reasonable accommodation will be made available upon advance request by calling (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.
EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY
PUBLIC HEARING ANNOUNCEMENT
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority (LHA) will hold a Public Hearing regarding: 1) the proposed FY2024 Moving to Work (MTW) Annual Plan; 2) revisions to the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Administrative Plan; 3) revisions to the Public Housing Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy, and; 4) the revised Fee Schedule.
The public hearing will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2023, at 5:30 PM via Zoom video conferencing. Attendees may register in advance by calling Michele Lee 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 FY2024 MTW Annual Plan that includes one new activity, proposed revisions to the HCV Administrative Plan and Admissions and Continued Occupancy Policy that governs the Public Housing program and revisions to the LHA Fee Schedule. Click HERE to see a draft of the proposed FY2024 MTW Annual Plan.
Specifically, one new activity to be discussed is - Activity #33 – Local Non-Traditional Activity - LHA Increasing Affordable Housing Opportunities Initiative (FY2024).
LHA welcomes public comment regarding these changes from Monday, March 20 through April 19, 2023. 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 Michele Lee at 300 W. New Circle Road, Lexington, KY 40505 or emailed to email@example.com. 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.
Equal Housing Opportunity
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. Click HERE for details.
LANDLORDS NEEDED FOR SECTION 8 RENTAL ASSISTANCE
Advantages of Renting to Section 8 Participants:
On-Time Rent Payments
Fill Vacancies Faster
Lower Vacancy & Turnover Rates
Emergency Rental Assistance Available
If you need help paying your rent due to COVID-19 related reasons - Click HERE.
CONTROLLED ACCESS AT ALL LHA OFFICES
LHA offices are open for in-person visitors by appointment with the following guidelines:
Entrance to all offices is by controlled access; all clients must use the doorbell/intercom system to gain entry to administrative/management offices.
Clients who need to see their specialist or manager will be seen in person by appointment.
Walk-ins will be served in person only if there is staff available to assist them, otherwise walk-in clients will be asked to use the intercom system to conduct their business.
Applications for housing are taken online; applicants who need assistance with an online application may be assisted by LHA staff via phone or in person as necessary.
Maintenance work orders and HCV inspections are ongoing with instructions regarding social distancing (keeping six feet distance from others) to keep clients and LHA employees safe.
All employees and visitors are asked to stay home when sick and follow isolation & quarantine guidance suggested by your healthcare provider and/or local health officials, including getting tested if exposed or have symptoms of COVID-19.
Please continue to follow local and federal advisories to stay safe.
NOTICE OF CRITERIA AND PREFERENCES FOR OCCUPANCY AT CONNIE GRIFFITH APARTMENTS
Please click here for details.
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.
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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.