Council to Fund Study of Homeless Shelter Needs

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In Tuesday’s General Government and Planning (GGP) Committee, Councilmembers will hear a presentation on the upcoming Request for Proposals (RFP) to study and assess Lexington’s needs for new homeless shelters.

In October, Council allocated $200,000 from Fund Balance money to hire a consultant to perform a feasibility study to examine what shelter needs existed in the community, with the likely goal of the City funding the creation of a new shelter. The study will examine what kind of shelter is needed, where it could be, how much it would cost to operate, and recommend opportunities for addressing underserved groups in the homeless population.

The RFP will be posted in February or March of this year, with the goal of selecting the consultant in May 2024 and having the results of the study being available by May 2025.

The General Government and Planning Committee will meet Tuesday, February 13th at 1pm in Council Chambers. You can attend in-person or watch live on LexTV.

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