LFUCG Invites Citizens to Share Feedback on Consolidated Plan for Housing and Community Development

Lexington, Ky.–The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) is set to hold a second public hearing on Monday, March 20, at 6 p.m. The hearing, which will take place in the Council Chamber on the second floor of the Government Center at 200 East Main Street in Lexington, Ky, will hear citizen comments on the Consolidated Plan for submission to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in 2023.

The Consolidated Plan is a comprehensive planning document that outlines a city’s strategies and priorities for addressing affordable housing, community development, and other housing and urban development needs. It is submitted by the city to HUD as a requirement to receive certain federal funds for affordable housing and community development programs.

Public input is crucial to a city’s Consolidated Plan because it helps to ensure that the plan accurately reflects the needs and priorities of the community. Through public input, residents can share their experiences and perspectives on housing and community development issues, such as the availability of affordable housing, the quality of housing and neighborhoods, and access to community services and facilities. This feedback can help to identify gaps and opportunities for improvement in the city’s existing resources and strategies.

The purpose of the public hearing is to obtain citizen comments on the housing and community development needs of Lexington-Fayette County for the development of the Consolidated Plan. Public input is vital to the plan as it helps to build support and engagement from residents and stakeholders in the planning process, creating a sense of ownership and investment in the plan’s goals and strategies.

Photo: A citizen reviews a meeting agenda at the 2023 Consolidated Plan’s first public hearing on December 5, 2022. (WKYT, screen capture)