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Housing Stabilization Partnership Program

Do you have rent due? Are you facing eviction? 

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. This program will also reduce evictions, allow landlords to get substantial payments for back rent, reduce the potential spread of COVID-19 by allowing individuals and families to practice Healthy at Home, and reduce the impact on the homeless service delivery system. Learn more about the program and a listing of partner agencies. 

Assistance

This program aims to provide to financial assistance options in amounts not to exceed $4,000 per household once within 12 months: 

-   Payment rental arrears 

Or 

-   Relocation including deposit(s) and future rent payments up to 3 months. 

**Payments to existing landlords must include written assurance from the landlord that any late fees, interest, or penalties for nonpayment will be waived upon receipt of this funding, and that no legal action will be taken to evict the tenant(s) for any future nonpayment of rent for at least 90 days. 

Eligibility 

  1. 80% or below area median income; and
  2. Fayette County resident as of March 1, 2020; and 
  3. Certification of inability to pay rent is COVID-19 related; and  
  4. Certification of possible or pending eviction with total rental arrears owed or evidence of eviction since Aug. 24, 2020 with the complaint filed after May 1, 2020 for nonpayment of rent as cause. 

How to apply

To apply for the Housing Stabilization Partnership Program, call one of the following organizations.

 

Other assistance options

We understand that this program may not be the best fit for all Fayette County residents. All Kentuckians should take advantage of resources throughout the Commonwealth. Below are a few links to agencies and applications that offer assistance.  

  • Healthy at Home, Eviction Relief Fund: offers financial assistance to those facing eviction in 118 counties, including Fayette.
  • LFUCG Community and Resident Services: The RHISE program offers financial assistance for rent and utility for employees of community service organizations (non-profit), child care and health care, educational (schools, colleges and universities), retail and customer service, and the food, hospitality & entertainment industry.   
  • Lexington Fair Housing Council: apply for various community financial assistance programs through their online application portal. 
  • Team Kentucky Fund: a financial assistance program for people negatively impacted by COVID-19.
  • Community Action Council: offers utility assistance, Medicare enrollment and other assistance.
  • Kentucky Equal Justice Center: offers an online application is for three different groups of people:
    1. renters facing eviction in Kentucky,
    2. lawyers helping renters facing eviction in Kentucky, and
    3. allies who want to protect people from being evicted during a global pandemic.
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an emergency public health order to temporarily halt most evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. The order's effective date is September 4, and it is effective through Dec. 31, 2020. To be covered by the order, an eligible tenant MUST execute a CDC declaration form and submit it to their landlord certifying to the accuracy of a number of eligibility elements. The CDC's emergency order does not prohibit evictions resulting from issues other than nonpayment of rent. The eviction moratorium does not require landlords to forgive housing payments. Rent is still due.
  • Call 211 from any phone or text your 5-digit zip code to 898211 to find emergency shelter, food, housing, health care, employment and more. This complete resource database is also available online.

Affordable and income based housing inventory lists

If you are looking for affordable housing or income based housing please see the most up-to-date list of landlords below.

Income Based Rental

Affordable Housing Rental

We do not keep an updated list of active vacancies, as those may change daily. However, this is a starting point for all those in our community that do not know who to call or where to turn to find a home that they can afford.

If you have any other questions about navigating the housing system, please contact Community Action Council at (859) 233-4600.

Disclaimer: The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention is pleased to provide the affordable housing and income-based housing inventory list. The provision of this list by the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention does not constitute a promotion, advertisement, or endorsement by Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention. Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention does not guarantee or warrant any rental units, goods or services provided by any listed housing provider. All individuals who use this list should always research prices, property, and/or services. Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention assumes no responsibility for any purchases/rentals or contracts made between a listed provider and an individual community member.

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