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.

2018 Emergency 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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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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Lexington launches new ID Assistance Program for local homeless population

The City is partnering with the Fayette Circuit Court Clerk’s office to launch a new program that offers assistance to local homeless citizens in need of official IDs. The Homeless ID Assistance Program will provide funding that will cover the cost of obtaining state-issued identification cards for homeless citizens who cannot otherwise afford them. 

Lexington opens cooling centers, offers half-price admission at pools on July 4

Lexington officials to open multiple cooling centers on July 4 and offer half-price admission to all city pools and aquatic centers for the day. Emergency summer weather plan extended through July 5.

Lexington launches new medical care program to help local homeless population

Lexington citizens who are homeless and in need of short-term recuperative medical care have a new place to find help. The Medical Respite Program is a partnership between the City and Bluegrass Care Navigators (formerly Hospice of the Bluegrass) through its Bluegrass Care Transitions program.