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Lexington's housing assistance effort gains national recognition

Stu Johnson

A national housing organization is recognizing coronavirus-related assistance offered by the city of Lexington.

Mayor Linda Gorton said the National Low Income Housing Coalition report ranks Lexington among the top local grantees nationwide in paying rent and utility bills.

Gorton said the recognition can be attributed to hard work. She noted, at one point, 70 city and Community Action Council staff members were working to help those requesting assistance.

Lexington’s Housing and Stabilization Program has benefitted from just over $30 million in support. Of that, more than $15 million have been distributed to Lexington residents.

Stu has been reporting for WEKU for more than 35 years. His primary beat is Lexington/Fayette government.
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