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Mayor's Commission on Homelessness

Authorizing Legislation: Executive Order 2012-01


Mailing Address Mayor's Commission on Homelessness 
200 E. Main St. 
Lexington, KY 40507 
Commission Members

8/13/12- Mayor's commission invites citizens to public forum on homelessness 

7/5/12- Gray names Commission on Homelessness 

6/1/12- 114 volunteer to serve on Homelessness Commission 

5/11/12- Gray plans to form Commission on Homelessness


Mayor Jim Gray formed the Commission on Homelessness to provide a more direct focus on and attention to a set of issues many in the community are already working to address and recommend a course of action for the implementation of any needed changes or improvements in Lexington’s effort to prevent and end homelessness.

Click here to view the Executive Order. 

Click here to view the Final Report. 

Meeting Agendas: 

August 15, 2012 
September 5, 2012  
September 26, 2012 
October 17, 2012 
November 7, 2012 
November 28, 2012    
December 12, 2012 
January 16, 2013 

Meeting Minutes: 

August 15, 2012 
September 5, 2012 
September 26, 2012 
October 17, 2012 
November 7, 2012    
November 28, 2012    
January 9, 2013 

Open Space Meeting Reports: 

On August 25, the Mayor's Commission on Homelessness hosted a day long "Open Space" meeting on homelessness. Open Space is similar to a conference, but different in that the participants set the agenda and lead the small group work sessions the day of the meeting based on their respective interests. Participants were asked to propose session topics responding to the question, "What should our community think about, know about, and do in order to best address the opportunities and challenges presented by homelessness?" 

Throughout the day, participants recorded the reports from each break-out session. 

Click here to view the reports. These notes reflect what was entered by participants and have not been altered or edited.


Affordable Housing Trust Fund, Task Force Revised Recommendations 
Opening Doors: Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness (2010)
Opening Doors: 2011 Update 
Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness in Lexington-Fayette County, KY (2010) 
Exhibit 1 Continuum of Care (CoC) Application (2011) 
2008 Social Services Needs Assessment 
By and For the Community: 1990 Mayor's Task Force on Homelessness   

Helpful Links: 

United States Interagency Council on Homelessness  
Kentucky Housing Corporation 
Kentucky Interagency Council on Homelessness 
Homeless Resource Center 
Homeless Resource Exchange 
National Alliance on Mental Illness 
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth 
National Center on Homeless Veterans  


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