Lexington KY Receives grant to help young people avoid homelessness as they leave foster care

The City of Lexington [Kentucky] has received a $46,000 federal grant to help young people who are transitioning out of foster care avoid homelessness.

“Often times we think of homelessness as being centered around adults and senior citizens, however, this grant allows us to bring to the forefront the issues centered around youth transitioning out of foster care who are at risk of homelessness,” said Austin Simms, Lexington Housing Authority Executive Director.

The Housing Authority led the effort to win the grant, the highest level of funding awarded nationwide.

The Housing Authority will work with the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the City’s Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention to implement the grant.

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