Affordable Housing on Eastern Standard

Apr 23, 2014

  On April 11th, Lexington Mayor Jim Gray named the city's first director of the Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention, a newly created office. This comes after the announcement earlier this year that $3 million of the city's $13 million surplus would be allotted for affordable housing and 500,000 for homeless initiatives.

On this week's Eastern Standard, we'll discuss the need for affordable housing both in the commonwealth's urban areas as well as the state at large, and ongoing efforts to fulfill that need.

Guests: Chris Ford. member of Lexington – Fayette Urban County Council, representing the 1st District; Judy Flavell, Executive Director of Habitat for Humanity of Madison and Clark Counties; Tom Manning-Beavin, Director of Housing for Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation; Lexington Mayor Jim Gray (recorded earlier.)

Credit Charles Bertram / Lexington Herald-Leader

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