Affordable Housing

Stu Johnson

City officials cut the ribbon Monday on the final phase of an affordable housing complex in west Lexington.  It raises the total units available at the Parkside Apartments to 108.

The property, originally home of the Gardenside Cabana Club, then the YWCA, for years suffered from neglect and vandalism.  AU Associates purchased the property almost a decade ago for redevelopment upon receiving affordable housing tax credits. 

Today, Tom Martin continues his series of conversations about the 2018 update of Lexington's 5-year Comprehensive Plan. Today's guest: Lexington Vice Mayor, Steve Kay.

Lexington Council Hears Affordable Housing Update

Jun 7, 2017

Over the past three years, Lexington’s affordable housing program has preserved and created well over 700 units for low income eligible people. 

Council members got an update at Tuesday’s work session.

Lexington's 5-year Comprehensive Plan is due for updating in 2018. Today, Tom Martin talks with Jim Duncan, director of Lexington’s Division of Planning and in charge of leading an update process that has included a series of public meetings - among them the Blue Grass Community Foundation's "On the Table" event that gathered more than 11,000 citizens at locations around the city for a day of discussions.

City Council Acts to Secure Future Funding for Affordable Housing

Aug 20, 2014

Lexington city leaders are moving forward with efforts to fund affordable housing. The city is spending $3 million this fiscal year toward developing affordable units. 

The council Tuesday gave first approval for setting aside $2 million in the next budget. 

Affordable Housing on Eastern Standard

Apr 23, 2014
Charles Bertram / Lexington Herald-Leader

  On April 11th, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray named the city's first director of the Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention, a newly created office. This comes after the announcement earlier this year that $3 million of the city's $13 million surplus would be allotted for affordable housing and 500,000 for homeless initiatives.