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Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority

300 West New Circle Road
Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky 40505

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Lexington, Kentucky that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, and Moving to Work programs. As of March 29th, 2020, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Centre Meadows Apartments, 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom Project-Based Voucher Waiting List has opened and is accepting applications now. The waiting list is scheduled to close on May 31st, 2020. The Connie Griffith Apartments 1-Bedroom Project-Based Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority serves Fayette County.

COVID-19 Update: As of March 18, 2020 the LHA has made the following changes:

  • LHA will NOT be accepting visitors or in-person meetings at ALL offices – limiting access to ALL unless you have a previously scheduled appointment.
  • ALL routine maintenance requests are suspended – maintenance staff will only respond to emergency maintenance calls.
  • LHA will waive late fees for March and April for all public housing residents.

LHA staff members will continue to work and communicate with clients via email and telephone.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Centre Meadows Apartments, 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom Project-Based Voucher Open Now
Connie Griffith Apartments 1-Bedroom Project-Based Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Fayette County, Kentucky Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Self-Sufficiency Public Housing Closed
General Public Housing Closed

Open Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. As of March 16, 2020, many waiting lists that are already open have remained open, but those may become postponed as well, or submission instructions may be adjusted. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority Website: http://www.lexha.org/.

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority Phone: (859) 281-5060.

Open Now: Centre Meadows Apartments, 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority (LHA) waiting list for 1, 2 and 3-Bedroom Section 8 Project-Based Housing Choice Voucher apartments at Centre Meadows Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted from January 13, 2020 at 12:00 am, until May 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm ET.

Please note: Elderly and disabled persons who meet all the Self-Sufficiency Housing requirements except for the work requirement may also be eligible for these units.

Centre Meadows Apartments, is located at 1301, 1317 and 1333 Centre Parkway.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

Maximum income limits:

1 Person – 26,100

2 Person - $29,800

3 Person - $33,550

4 Person - $37,250 

5 Person - $40,250 

6 Person - $43,250

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Currently the household is NOT receiving any subsidized or assisted housing rent.

  • Is the eligible head of household a U.S. veteran? 

  • Is the head of household currently a permanent physical resident in Kentucky? 

  • Are you Elderly or Disabled?

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the LHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the LHA website, as of January 15, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (859) 281-5060. Persons with hearing or speech impairments can receive assistance contacting the LHA by dialing 7-1-1 to reach the Kentucky Telephone Relay Service..

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 01/16/2020.

Open Until Further Notice: Connie Griffith Apartments 1-Bedroom Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority (LHA) waiting list for 1-Bedroom Section 8 Project-Based Housing Choice Voucher apartments at Connie Griffith Apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted from January 13, 2020 at 12:00 am, until further notice.

Connie Griffith Apartments for elderly (62 years of age or older) households, is located at 650 Tower Plaza, Lexington, Kentucky 40508.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Currently the household is NOT receiving any subsidized or assisted housing rent.

  • Is the eligible head of household a U.S. veteran? 

  • Is the head of household currently a permanent physical resident in Kentucky? 

  • Are you Elderly or Disabled?

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the LHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the LHA website, as of January 13, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Lexington, Kentucky.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (859) 281-5060. Persons with hearing or speech impairments can receive assistance contacting the LHA by dialing 7-1-1 to reach the Kentucky Telephone Relay Service..

IMPORTANT: This is not the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program. Section 8 Project-Based Voucher tenants are required to live in a specific apartment community or scattered site. After one year of occupancy, a Project-Based Voucher tenant may request to be placed on a waiting list to receive the next available Housing Choice Voucher or similar tenant-based rental assistance.

Last Updated on 01/16/2020.

Other Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Fayette County, Kentucky Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority (LHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for for five days in March 2018. Before that, it was open for five days in August, 2015, in January, 2015, and in 2010. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Displaced by the LHA, veteran Head-of-Household, permanent resident of Kentucky, and up to 20% of vouchers shall be used by the LHA's Special Partners. Further explanation of each preference can be found here.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the LHA website here.

Last Updated on 03/26/2019.

Closed: Self-Sufficiency Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority (LHA) Self-Sufficiency Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for 2 and 3 bedroom apartments from March until June, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the LHA, "the Self-Sufficiency program requires that the head-of-household or spouse/co-head-of-household must demonstrate he/she has been working for at least 37.5 hours per week for Self-Sufficiency I, or 20 hours per week for Self Sufficiency II. The work requirement is demonstrated by verification of continuous (uninterrupted) employment over the 3 months prior to the eligibility certification or signing a lease for a Self-Sufficiency site.*

*Elderly and disabled persons who meet all of the Self-Sufficiency Housing requirements with the exception of the work requirement may also be eligible for these units."

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application. 

There were no preferences.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.

For more information, visit the LHA website here.

Last Updated on 07/03/2019.

Closed: General Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority (LHA) General Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. The 2 and 3 Bedroom waiting list was last open from March until June, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application. 

There were no preferences.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received.

For more information, visit the LHA website here.

Last Updated on 07/03/2019.

About Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority

More information about Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.lexha.org/.

Representatives of Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority may be available by phone at (859) 281-5060. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of 05/23/2018, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program

More information about the LHA Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program can be found here.

Public Housing Program

More information about the LHA Public Housing Program can be found here.

Homeownership Voucher Program

More information about the LHA Homeownership Program can be found here.


About the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority manages 3,226 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Homeownership Tenant Protection Moving To Work Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 32 147 2,554 12 279
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $439 $351 $550 $842 $390
Monthly Cost $14,061 $51,651 $1,405,918 $10,108 $108,695

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 23% having issued approximately 122 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 15 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $12,715 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 42% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 52% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 61% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 12% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

57% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 54% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.

74% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 72% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 27% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 76% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

21% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 44% with 3 or more bedrooms. 22% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $355 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $566. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $167.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority

Russell Cave Hope VI

1050 Russell Cave Rd
Lexington, Kentucky
Accepts Vouchers

Sugar Mill Hope VI Apartments

1814 Versailles Rd
Lexington, Kentucky
Accepts Vouchers

Bainbrdge - Pine Valley - Const

3645 Appian Way
Lexington, Kentucky

Connie R. Griffith Manor

650 Tower Plz
Lexington, Kentucky

Homownership

461 Ash St
Lexington, Kentucky

Homownership

224 Twelfth St
Lexington, Kentucky

Bluegrass Phase IIi

640 Triple Crown Pkwy
Lexington, Kentucky

563 Georgetown St

563 Georgetown St
Lexington, Kentucky

333 Wilson St

333 Wilson St
Lexington, Kentucky

Bluegrass Apartments

506 Breckenridge St
Lexington, Kentucky

Bridlewood Apartments

660 Triple Crown Pkwy
Lexington, Kentucky

Falcon Crest Apartments

1101 Centre Pkwy
Lexington, Kentucky
Call For Rent
3 BR
Accepts Vouchers

Grand Oaks Apartments

708 Breckenridge St
Lexington, Kentucky

Low Income Housing Managed by Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority

Ballard Tower Apartments

635 Ballard St
Lexington, Kentucky
Subsidized
62+
Accepts Vouchers

Centre Meadows Apartments

1333 Centre Pkwy
Lexington, Kentucky
Income Based
2 BR