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Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority

General Information

Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority (LHA) became an MTW agency in November of 2011. The agency presently manages approximately 900 public housing units, 3,450 Housing Choice Voucher units, and 430 units of local, non-traditional housing throughout the Lexington community. LHA’s core MTW objectives include:

  1. Increase the number and quality of affordable housing choices throughout the Lexington-Fayette community;
  2. Increase the number of families moving toward self-sufficiency;
  3. Increase and strengthen the number of community partnerships benefitting residents with special needs, especially those not adequately served elsewhere in the community and those requiring a “service-enriched” housing environment; and
  4. Reduce the agency’s administrative costs while limiting the administrative burdens placed on staff and residents.

During the MTW application process, LHA’s leadership asked each property management team and the HCV program to consider what type of rent intervention would work best based on their respective portfolio. Thus, instead of designing and implementing one overall rent strategy, LHA is testing multiple rent reform options including participating in the HUD-commissioned Housing Choice Voucher Rent Reform Study that was proposed and approved in FY2014, along with three other MTW agencies (Louisville, San Antonio and Washington, DC).

More info at: https://www.lexha.org

MTW Status

LHA was selected as an MTW agency through a competition held in 2010 as a part of HUD's 2010 budget appropriation (Section 232, title II, division A) and its Standard MTW Agreement was executed on November 10, 2011, which ran through its Fiscal Year 2018. As a result of Congress passing the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016, LHA’s MTW Agreement was modified and extended to the end of its Fiscal Year 2028.

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Last updated July 10, 2023