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. The public is invited to join this discussion and share their ideas. 

Registration is requested for each session offered due to limited seating. All sessions will take place at the United Way of the Bluegrass 3rd floor conference room in the Lexington Herald Leader building.

 

Preventing Homelessness
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020
9 a.m. – noon

Topics include strategies to:

  • Reduce the number of evictions
  • Enhance discharge planning and reentry programs (e.g. from hospitals, foster care, prison, etc.)
  • Enhance programs focused on prevention (e.g. employment training, short-term assistance financial assistance, etc.)


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Rapid rehousing and permanent housing
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020
1 – 4 p.m.

Topics include strategies to:

  • Decrease the amount of time a person or family experiences homelessness
  • Increase the number of permanent housing units
  • Support homeless case managers to work with individuals from intake through housing stability


Register

 

Affordable housing
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020
9 a.m. – noon

Topics include strategies to:

  • Increase the number of affordable housing units with an emphasis on 30% AMI and below
  • Increase public awareness around the need for affordable housing
     

Register

 

Funding for affordable housing
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020
1 – 4 p.m.

Topics include strategies to:

  • Engage banks for CRA credits
  • Improve the Affordable Housing Fund
  • Explore creative funding alternatives for the Affordable Housing Fund
     

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Treatment for substance use, mental behavioral and primary care
Friday, Feb. 7, 2020
9 a.m. – noon

Topics include strategies to:

  • Expand access to primary care, mental and behavioral health services
  • Increase in-patient and mobile rehabilitation services


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Policy, advocacy and funding sources
Friday, Feb. 7, 2020
1 – 4 p.m.

Topics include strategies to:

  • Engage federal, state and county lawmakers in issues related to homelessness
  • Encourage decriminalization policy for those offenses that target homelessness (e.g. trespassing or public urination)
  • Identify, engage and coordinate new and existing local funding streams for homelessness services and affordable housing
  • Explore creative funding alternatives
     

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