The Division of Grants and Special Programs plans and manages all Urban County Government grants and works with the public and private sectors in preparing grant applications for submission to state and federal agencies.
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If you desire additional information, please contact the Division of Grants and Special Programs, 200 East Main Street, 6th Floor, Lexington, KY 40507 or by phone at (859) 258-3070.
The Division of Grants and Special Programs participates in activities related to community and economic development and administers the government's housing rehabilitation activities through the following programs:
Community-Wide Housing Emergency Repair Program
This program will provide financial assistance of $500 – $5,000 to low to moderate income owner-occupied homeowners with emergency repairs for electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems. Homeowners must be income eligible per federal guidelines. Requests for emergency heating assistance are referred to Community Action (859) 244-2209.
To apply for this program or for more information, please call (859) 258-3070.
Community-Wide Housing Rehab Program
This program provides financial assistance to low to moderate income owner-occupied homeowners for the elimination of substandard housing conditions. This program provides up to $25,000 enabling homeowners to correct life, safety and other code violations.
To apply for this program, please complete and sign the Preliminary Application Form and return to our office at:
Division of Grants and Special Programs
200 East Main Street, 6th Floor
Lexington KY 40507
Your name will be placed on a waiting list in the order it is received.
It may be up to 12 months or more before your name will come to the top of the waiting list to be contacted. We regret that we will not be able to serve you immediately. However, if you have questions or need additional information, please contact us at 258-3070, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Home Housing Investment Partnership
The HOME program is the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's newest effort to develop affordable housing. The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government uses its HOME funds to assist in the development of both affordable rental and owner-occupied projects. Through REACH and Lexington Habitat for Humanity, the Urban County Government provides non-repayable mortgage subsidies and 0 – 2% loans to lower to moderate income first-time homebuyers. HOME funds are also used to financially assist non-profit groups in providing affordable rental and owner-occupied housing opportunities.
If you are interested in homeownership, please contact:
- Community Ventures Corporation
1450 North Broadway – Lexington, KY 40505 – (859) 231-0054
- Lexington Habitat for Humanity
1260 Industry Road – Lexington, KY 40505 – (859) 242-2224
- REACH, Inc.
733 Red Mile Road – Lexington, KY 40504 – (859) 455-8057
- Road to Homeownership
1035 Strader Drive – Lexington, KY 40505 – (859) 514-4270