Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority (LHA) became an MTW agency in November of 2011. The agency presently manages 1,303 public housing units and 2,512 Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) throughout the Lexington community. LHA’s core MTW objectives include:
- Increase the number and quality of affordable housing choices throughout the Lexington-Fayette community;
- Increase the number of families moving toward self-sufficiency;
- 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
- 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 will test multiple rent reform options in a pilot setting to gauge what works best. As required under the FY 2010 MTW Competition, LHA will conduct a rigorous, controlled study of 3 of its pilot rent policies.
More info at: www.lexha.org/
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. LHA’s MTW participation will run through its 2018 fiscal year.