A service division within Lexington’s Department of Social Services has officially been renamed to Community & Resident Services, effective July 1, 2020. Formally known as Adult & Tenant Services, the Division of Community & Resident Services administers programs to assist Fayette County residents in addressing acute financial hardships related to housing instability and/or residential displacement. The division also provides case management and supportive services to help vulnerable residents maintain independence and achieve self-sufficiency.
“The recent name change to Community & Resident Services more clearly reflects our focus on resident support and financial counseling”, says Chris Ford, Commissioner of Social Services. “We hope this identification now accurately represents the broader, multi-generational population which we aim to serve through resources, advocacy and partnership”, Ford added.
Traditional programs led by Community & Resident Services will continue without interruption. In addition, new initiatives are underway for response to the current economic downturn caused by the coronavirus public health crisis. Generally, in order to qualify for available financial assistance, persons must reside within Fayette County; meet household income guidelines; and comply with applicable verification processes, as needed.
Community & Resident Services offices are located at the Black & Williams Center, 498 Georgetown Street. For more information about resources and programs, please call (859) 300-5300, weekdays from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.