Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority

300 West New Circle Road
Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky
(859) 281-5060

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Lexington, Kentucky that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, and Public Housing programs.

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority serves Fayette County.

Other Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Fayette County, Kentucky Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Lexington Housing Authority (LHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for for five days in March 2018; and before that 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, or call the office at (859) 281-5060.

Last Updated on 05/26/2018.

Closed: Center Meadows Apartments Self-Sufficiency Project-Based Voucher Waiting List

The Lexington Housing Authority (LHA) Self-Sufficiency Section 8 Project-Based Voucher waiting list for apartments at Centre Meadows is currently closed. The 2-Bedroom waiting list was last open for four months from May until September, 2018. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to the LHA, "In addition to the general requirements for the PBV program, 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 20 hours per week (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.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the LHA website, or call the office at (859) 281-5060.

Last Updated on 10/15/2018.

Closed: 1-4 Bedroom General Public Housing Waiting List

The Lexington Housing Authority (LHA) General Public Housing waiting list for 1-4 bedroom apartments is currently closed. It was last open for four months from May until September, 2018. 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: Persons who are working, elderly persons, persons with disabilities.

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

For more information, visit the LHA website, or call the office at (859) 281-5060.

Last Updated on 10/15/2018.

Closed: 1-4 Bedroom Self Sufficiency Public Housing Waiting List

The Lexington Housing Authority (LHA) Self-Sufficiency Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. The waiting list for 1-4 bedroom apartments was last open from May until September 2018. 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: Persons who are working, elderly persons, persons with disabilities.

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

For more information, visit the LHA website, or call the office at (859) 281-5060.

Last Updated on 09/30/2018.

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/.

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.

Office Hours

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

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

As of the most recent VMS report, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority manages 3,109 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Homeownership Tenant Protection Moving To Work Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 30 16 2,557 13 283
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $438 $141 $507 $869 $368
Monthly Cost $13,145 $2,257 $1,295,508 $11,294 $104,023

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 Operated by Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority

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Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
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Public Housing
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1814 Versailles Rd
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Sugar Mill Hope VI Apartments is a 61 unit low income housing apartment community in Lexington.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
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Section 42 Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)
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Public Housing
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3645 Appian Way
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Bainbrdge - Pine Valley - Const is a 180 unit low income housing apartment community in Lexington.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
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650 Tower Plz
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Connie R. Griffith Manor is a 183 unit low income housing apartment community in Lexington.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
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461 Ash St
Lexington, Kentucky
Homownership is a 17 unit low income housing apartment community in Lexington.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Income Based
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Apartment Communities managed by Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority

1333 Centre Pkwy
Lexington, Kentucky
Centre Meadows Apartments is a 206 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 2 bedroom apartments for rent in Lexington. Rents at Centre Meadows Apartments are Income Based.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Lexington.
Income Based
Section 8 Project-Based Voucher (PBV)
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