At Lex End Homelessness, we believe that everyone has a right to safe, stable, and affordable housing. That’s why we coordinate with human service providers, community leaders, policymakers, funding agencies, and people all across Lexington to provide housing, shelter, and other essential services to people experiencing homelessness.
If you or someone you know is looking for help or more information or resources, please follow the links below:
Access Information about Shelter and Essential Services
If you are facing a housing crisis and need immediate help finding services or support, please call 211. For all other emergencies, call 911.
When the temperature drops below freezing or Lexington experiences other severe weather, we have additional resources, such as increased shelter capacity and transportation services, available for people experiencing unsheltered homelessness. For more information about these resources or to get in touch with our street outreach team, please call the Community Action Council and Hope Center’s office numbers of 859-233-4600 and 859-252-7881.
Please view our Emergency Winter Weather Plan for contact information.
Housing Triage System
The Lex End Homelessness Continuum of Care operates a Housing Triage System—also known as a Coordinated Entry System—to assess the needs of those experiencing literal homelessness and facilitate their access to permanent housing resources. Individuals who are residing in emergency shelters, on the streets, or in places not meant for human habitation can complete a screening with a participating access point agency to be placed onto the community’s prioritization list. Similar to a hospital emergency department, the Housing Triage system works to pair those seeking assistance with available housing resources based upon need, with the most critical cases being addressed first and households being paired with the appropriate housing and service supports to achieve and maintain permanent housing.
Participating Housing Triage System access points include:
Residents of emergency shelters can work with their case manager on the development of a permanent housing plan. This process involves reviewing a household’s strengths and needs to determine the best pathways to permanent housing. This may include completion of a Housing Triage screening.
Street outreach teams meet those experiencing unsheltered homelessness where they are—geographically, emotionally, and physically. To remove barriers, street outreach teams deliver mobile, community-based services rather than relying on those in need of assistance to travel to an office to seek resources.
Drop-In and Outreach Centers
Several outreach centers allow those seeking assistance to “drop-in” without appointment. Outreach center staff can assist those in need with the development of a permanent housing plan. This process involves reviewing a household’s strengths and needs to determine the best pathways to permanent housing. This may include completion of a Housing Triage screening.
Our full Housing Triage System policies and procedures, with a full listing of participating partners, is available on our website.
Housing Triage System
If you are looking for affordable housing or income-based housing, please see the most up-to-date list of landlords below. We do not keep an updated list of active vacancies, as those may change daily. However, this is a starting point for anyone in our community who does not know who to call or where to turn to find housing that they can afford.
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