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.

Cold weather plan

Extreme heat weather plan

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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2023 LexCount seeks community volunteers

Lex End Homelessness Continuum of Care seeks volunteers to visit locations where persons experiencing unsheltered homelessness.

Lexington prepares to ramp up efforts to keep homeless safe in cold weather

Cold weather is coming, and Lexington is getting prepared to help people living on the streets avoid freezing temperatures. “We work hard to ensure everyone on the streets can get inside when temperatures drop,” Mayor Linda Gorton said.

Volunteers sought for 2022 LexCount

Volunteers will visit dozens of outdoor locations where persons experiencing homelessness might be found to sleep overnight.