homelessness

Karyn Czar / WUKY

A Fair Housing Council review shows a doubling in the number of homeless students in Lexington over the last three years, but the city’s chief homelessness coordinator says the data may not be as grim as they seem on first blush.

Josh James / WUKY

Homelessness is down more than 26 percent in Lexington over the last two years – that’s the assessment of the city's Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention.

Oversight and the initial dollars are now in place for Lexington’s new affordable housing trust, but city leaders have yet to discuss future funding.

Lexington will become the latest city to sign on to a White House initiative dubbed the “Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness.”

Urban County Council members gave their initial approval to a plan that would supply $2M in annual funds for affordable housing programs.

Ten of the 13 candidates vying for at-large seats on the Urban County Council took part in a forum centered on homelessness Wednesday.