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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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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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.

Developing a five-year strategic plan | Affordable housing & homelessness

The City's Office of Affordable Housing Trust Fund and the Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention is creating Lexington's next five-year strategic plan for increasing affordable housing and decreasing homelessness.

City seeks volunteers to help with Jan. 29 homeless population count

Lexington’s Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention (OHPI) is seeking volunteers to assist with LexCount 2020, an annual count of homeless individuals and families in Fayette County. LexCount 2020 will be held on the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 29.