New Grant Helping Homeless get Permanent Housing

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LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – Friday morning Mayor Jim Gray and the Lexington Bluegrass Association of Realtors announced a $15,000 grant from the National Association of Realtor’s Housing Opportunity Program for the homeless.

LBAR has offered an additional $1500 grant to help those in need of shelter get permanent housing.

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The grants will be used for deposits and first month’s rent.

The funds will be distributed through Lexington’s New Life Day Center — a one-stop day shelter that provides services and opportunities for the homeless.

In March – the shelter launched a similar program with $10,000 and housed 83 people in nine months.

Funds from the latest grant will benefit 15 households.