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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City activates OHPI Emergency Winter Weather Plan

The Office of Homelessness Prevention & Intervention Emergency Winter Weather Plan has been activated due to the forecast of extremely cold temperatures in Lexington. This plan will remain in effect through the morning of Monday, Nov. 4.

Lexington first city in state to effectively end veteran homelessness

Lexington is the first city in Kentucky to effectively end veteran homelessness, Mayor Linda Gorton said today.

City to host 2nd annual ‘Lexington Ending Homelessness Academy and Community Summit’

The City will be hosting the 2nd annual Lexington Ending Homelessness Academy and Community Summit April 15 – 19, featuring internationally recognized homeless expert Iain De Jong.