Hope Center

Karyn Czar

The US Secretary of Housing and Urban Development is in Kentucky today to meet with homeless non-profit organization leaders and the people they serve across the state. WUKY’s Karyn Czar reports.

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The Hope Center is getting some much needed space to serve homeless men in Lexington. A new cafeteria building and 144-bed recovery house were dedicated Tuesday on Loudon Avenue, just down the road from the Hope Center emergency shelter.

"The emergency shelter actually has 118 beds in it and almost each night it houses 250 men. That many men are sleeping on the floor, so we needed more space," says Carrie Thayer, Director of Development for the Hope Center.