Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention

The Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention coordinates activities and planning for providers, stakeholders, and affected citizens to ensure an efficient and effective system offering everyone access to shelter, food, employment, housing, and other basic needs and opportunities. The office does not provide direct support services but serves as an information source and assists with problem-solving and communications for difficult situations requiring multiple resources and organizations. 

The Office was created in 2014 in response to the Report of the Mayor’s Commission on Homelessness.

How do I get help?

Find out how to access information about all available services including overnight and day shelters for people experiencing an immediate crisis.

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Housing Stabilization Partnership Program

As Fayette County begins to rebound from the impacts of COVID-19, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government has established a Housing Stabilization Partnership Program to minimize trauma and crisis caused by lack of secure housing. 

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How do I get involved?

Learn about the best ways to help and especially how to make sure efforts are not harmful or duplicated.

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What’s being done?

Read about current initiatives and review data on homelessness in Lexington.

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Information for partners and stakeholders

Information for people and organizations operating programs or otherwise involved in developing and delivering solutions.

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HUD Recognizes City of Lexington and Commonwealth of Kentucky for exemplary implementation of the Foster Youth Independence Initiative

New initiative helping local young people aging out of foster care and who are at extreme risk of experiencing homelessness obtain housing.

Lexington receives grant to help young people avoid homelessness as they leave foster care

This federal grant would help young people who are transitioning out of foster care to avoid homelessness.

Annual count shows fewer people homeless

The number of people experiencing homelessness in Lexington dropped by 12.5% between 2019 and 2020, according to LexCount, the City’s annual point-in-time count.