Lexington Commons is permanent supportive housing that offers studio apartments for individuals who meet the definition of Chronic homelessness, which means an individual with a disabling condition who has either: experienced homelessness for longer than a year, during which time the individual may have lived in a shelter, Safe Haven, or a place not meant for human habitation or experienced homelessness four or more times in the last three years.
Lexington Commons is partnered with St. Paul Public Housing Agency (PHA) to implement the Project-Based Voucher Program for each unit. The Project Based Voucher Program provides a rental subsidy that allows a Resident to pay approximately 30% of their income towards rent. Applicants for the units at Lexington Commons are obtained through Coordinated Entry, a process developed to ensure that all people experiencing a housing crisis have fair and equal access and are quickly identified, assessed for, referred, and connected to housing and assistance based on their strengths and needs.
As a permanent supportive housing provider, Lexington Commons integrates housing and services through a site-based supportive housing service model that combines service coordination functions with residential case management and interdisciplinary specializations in mental health, chemical health, and vocational services.
Generally, households earning up to the income limit in the table below for their household size are eligible for units participating in the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program in Saint Paul but actual income limits may differ for units at Lexington Commons.
|AMI Band||1 Person||2 Person||3 Person||4 Person||5 Person||6 Person||7 Person||8 Person|
|Very Low Income (50%)||$43,500||$49,700||$55,900||$62,100||$67,100||$72,050||$77,050||$82,000|
|Low Income (60%)||$52,200||$59,640||$67,080||$74,520||$80,520||$86,460||$92,460||$98,400|
Lexington Commons is managed by CommonBond Communities.
Since this property has received funding in part through the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, a certain number of units are set aside for lower income households. Households must earn either less than 50% or 60% of the area median income (depending on the set-aside option chosen by the property owner) to qualify for these units. Rents in these units are capped at a maximum of 30% of the set-aside area median income (adjusted for unit size). Some rental units in this property may not be subject to LIHTC and therefore have higher rents and no maximum household income requirement.