City Offering Owner Occupied Rehab Program

The City of Lexington is accepting applications from income-qualified individuals interested in a Housing Rehabilitation Program for people who currently own and live in their home.

(Scroll to the bottom to find links to application documents you can download and print.)

The Lexington Housing Rehabilitation Program is a grant-funded project to provide financial assistance to income-qualified homeowners to make home repairs and upgrades, including energy efficiency upgrades, accessibility for disabled residents, weatherization and exterior painting/siding. The assistance, available as a forgivable loan, has a maximum of $25,000 per home. Priority will be given to applications that eliminate hazardous conditions, reduce overcrowding, eliminate isolated incidence of deterioration, and/or create substantial energy conservation improvements. Applicants who demonstrate efforts toward proper maintenance will also receive priority ranking.

The goal of the program is to improve the quality of housing in Lexington. Providing rehab assistance results in an immediate improvement for the family in the home, and long-term improvement to neighborhoods through increasing home values and by preventing code issues.

The City, working with Miller & Associates, intends to provide funding for up to eight homes. Interested homeowners may get the initial application form from the City Office, 406 E. 7th St. Initial eligibility requires the home to be within city limits, and the household cannot exceed the Area Median Income (AMI) limits.

After all applications have been reviewed, applicants will be notified whether or not they have been approved. If approved, a contract will be signed by the homeowner, listing the improvements to be done and the estimated amount of construction. Applications will be accepted through the end of May.

Click here for a flier outlining the program in English.
Haga clic aqu para ver un folleto que describe el programa en espanol.

Click here for the basic application form in English.
Aqu usted encontrar el documento de aplicacin bsico en espanol.
Click here for a set of Forms needed to verify your qualifications (you may not need all of these).
Aqu usted encontrar Documentos verificando su informacin de calificacin.
(usted no podra necesitar a todos stos).
Click here for required Citizenship Attestation Form.
Aqu usted encontrar el Documento de Atestiguacin de Ciudadana (requerido).
Click here for a handy checklist of items you might need with your application.
Aqu usted encontrar una lista de comprobacin conveniente de artculos que usted podra necesitar con su aplicacin.
Click here to read a letter of introduction to the program.
Aqu usted encontrar una carta que explica el programa.

Click here for the complete English packet in one big PDF.

Aqu encontrar el paquete espaol completo en un gran PDF.

Click here for the News Release about the program in English.

Aqu encontrar el comunicado de prensa sobre el programa en espaol.

For more information contact Assistant City Manager Dennis Burnside at 308-324-2341 or dburnside@cityoflex.com.