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Adult & Tenant Services



Director: Connie Godfrey

Mailing Address

1055 Industry Road
Lexington, KY 40505

Phone (859) 258-3810
Fax Fax: (859) 425-2055


   Adult & Tenant Services

Mission:  Working in partnership with the community to provide a safe and secure environment, excellent customer service; a vibrant organization and economic opportunity empowering all to thrive.

Adult & Tenant Services provides limited financial and housing assistance, crisis intervention, and counseling to Fayette County residents who are 18 years and older. 

Financial Services 

Emergency Financial Assistance:  Short term financial assistance is provided for payment of rent and/or utilities to prevent eviction or utility cut-off. Each applicant signs an agreement for repayment of the interest-free loan in small monthly payments if applicable. Other services are: assessment of needs, short-term counseling and referrals to other agencies. Eligible clients must have:
  • Lived in Fayette County 30 days or more
  • Unexpected reduction in income
  • have utilized all personal resources
  • Verifiable pending income (paycheck, social security, disability) 

For additional information, follow this link to view the eligibility guidelines for financial assistance for all of the programs offered by Adult & Tenant Services. 


Black and Williams Neighborhood Center

498 Georgetown Street
Lexington, KY  40508
(859) 255-0926
Fax: (859) 226-9962

Organizations or agencies in the Center:


Eldercrafters Program: This program is for seniors 60 and older who would like to participate in crafts, socialization and exercise programs.  It is open, Monday-Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.  Phone 253-1288

West End Community Empowerment Project: Administrative office located at Center; also a variety of recreational and educational classes/activities for neighborhood youth and families are offered.

Legal Aid of the Bluegrass: Legal services for low income, seniors, and victims of domestic violence.
Area Health Education Center: Career training and health education for minority communities.
Bluegrass Community Action: Meals and socialization for the elderly.
NAACP: Active since 1909. Call the center for more information.
National Alliance for the Mentally Ill: Education, support groups, volunteer training.

Special Programs
Persons or families with incomes at or below 125% of the current Federal Poverty Guidelines to qualify for financial assistance with these programs:

  • Relocation Assistance: Payments and case management services are offered to households in which code enforcement has issued a condemnation order.
  • Sewer User Fee: Payment for a portion of the sewer user fee charged on monthly bills from Kentucky American Water Company.
  • Landfill User Fee: Payment for one-half of the landfill user fee billed by LFUCG.
  • Sidewalk Replacement Assistance: Payment for defective sidewalk panels identified by LFUCG for qualified homeowners. Initial screening process completed on behalf of the Division of Code Enforcement.
  • Indigent Burials: Individuals who are without burial insurance or other financial means to cover cost of burial. Families must contact funeral home of choice for initial screening. Upon completion of screening, funeral home will refer to Adult Services, if qualifying.

      Social Services
      Case Management services are provided to adults and their families who have the potential of becoming victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Services include: information and referral, home visits, transportation, advocacy, assistance in making application for a variety of social service programs and representative payee program.

      Tenant Services

      Counseling and guidance provided to lower income individuals and families with housing and related socio-economic and legal concerns. The services provided include: assistance in obtaining human services and other resources, mediation of landlord/tenant conflicts and home ownership counseling to low/moderate income families.

      For more information, click this link to view the Kentucky Landlord Tenant Guide.   


    Last updated: 1/29/2015 12:10:25 PM