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Lexington

Grants and Special Program

Community Development Block Grant Project

On October 25, 2012, in conjunction with the regularly scheduled Council meeting, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council will conduct a public hearing for purposes of amending its 2012 Consolidated Plan to establish a new Community Development Block Grant project providing a $6,000,000 loan to 21c Lexington LLC for renovation of the Fayette National Bank Building located at 159-167 West Main Street into a combination hotel and art museum.

Neighborhood Action Match Program (NAMP)

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government is accepting applications from eligible neighborhood associations for the Neighborhood Action Match Program (NAMP).

Since 1986, the LFUCG has funded this program to support neighborhood associations in Fayette County in carrying out development activities and improvements using the cooperative efforts and voluntary contributions of neighborhood individuals, businesses, schools and other organizations.

The NAMP provides up to $10,000 to a neighborhood association for such projects and the association must match all funds it receives with an equal amount through cash contributions or donated materials, services or labor.

Neighborhood associations can apply for the funds by filling out an application and submitting it to the Lexington Fayette Urban County Division of Grants and Special Programs, 200 East Main Street, Lexington, Ky., 40507 by Friday, November 2, 2012. For more information about the program, call the Division of Grants and Special Programs at 859-258-3070.

Instructions on filling out the application are available by clicking here. The application is available as a PDF by clicking here. It is available as an interactive Word document by clicking here.

2013 Consolidated Plan Information

The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government announces that a second Public Hearing will be held on Mon., Mar. March 11, 2013, at 6:00 PM in the Council Chambers, 2nd floor of the Government Center at 200 E. Main St., Lexington, KY. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to obtain citizens’ views on the development of the proposed 2013 Consolidated Plan that is to be submitted by the LFUCG to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and to provide information on housing and non-housing needs of the low- and moderate-income residents of the community.

Information which will be provided at the Public Hearing includes the amount of federal assistance that the LFUCG expects to receive from the CDBG, ESG, and HOME programs for federal program year 2013, the range of activities which may be undertaken through these programs, including the amount that will benefit persons of low and moderate income, information on proposed priorities and proposed activities to be undertaken in the one-year action plan for the period July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014.

If you have any questions, or desire additional information regarding this public hearing, please contact the Division of Grants and Special Programs, 200 E. Main St., 6th Floor, Lexington, KY 40507, 258-3070 (TDD 425-2563).

If you are a person with a disability that would necessitate assistance so that you might participate in the above listed meeting, please contact the Division of Grants and Special Programs at 258-3070 (TDD 425-2563) as far in advance of the meeting as possible so that arrangements may be made.

Legal Notices

If you desire additional information, please contact the Division of Grants and Special Programs, 200 East Main Street, 6th Floor, Lexington, KY 40507 or by phone at 258-3070.

Community-Wide Housing Emergency Repair Program

This program will provide financial assistance of $500 – $5,000 to low-moderate income owner-occupied homeowners with emergency repairs for electrical, plumbing, heating and air conditioning systems. You must be income eligible per federal guidelines. As of November 1, all heating emergency assistance will be referred to Community Action, phone (859) 233-4600.
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To get on the list and for more information, call (859) 258-3070.

Community-Wide Housing Rehab Program

Program provides financial assistance to low to moderate income owner-occupants for the elimination of substandard housing conditions. This program provides up to $25,000 enabling homeowners to correct life safety and other code violations.
•Construction Information
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•Application Form

Fill out and sign the Preliminary Application Form and return to our office at:

Division of Grants and Special Programs
200 East Main Street, 6th Floor
Lexington, Kentucky 40507

Your name will be placed on a waiting list in the order it is received.

It will take approximately a year or more before your name will come to the top of the waiting list to be contacted. We regret that we will not be able to serve you immediately. However, if you have questions or need additional information, contact us at 258-3070, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Home Housing Investment Partnership

The HOME program is the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s newest effort to develop affordable housing. The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government uses its HOME funds to assist in the development of both affordable rental and owner-occupied projects. Through REACH, Lexington Habitat and Community Ventures Corporation, the Urban County Government provides non-repayable mortgage subsidies and 0 – 2% loans to lower-income first-time homebuyers. HOME funds are also used to financially assist non-profit groups in providing affordable rental and owner-occupied housing opportunities.

If you are interested in homeownership, please contact:
•Community Ventures Corporation
1450 N. Broadway — Lexington, KY 40505 – (859) 231-0054
•Lexington Habitat for Humanity
1260 Industry Road — Lexington, KY 40505 – (859) 242-2224
•Reach, Inc.
733 Red Mile Road — Lexington, KY 40504 – (859) 455-8057
•Road to Homeownership
1035 Strader Drive – Lexington, KY 40505 – (859) 514-4270