Should Lexington Spend More For Affordable Housing?


One-Minute Summary:

Lexington spends roughly $2M of local tax dollars per year on Affordable Housing through the Affordable Housing Fund. Should we spend more?

A recent resolution from the Central Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice asked the Lexington/Fayette Urban County Council to double this annual commitment to $4M. 

Those who say we should spend more on Affordable Housing (AH) argue that current funding isn't enough to meet Lexington's need, as determined by a city-commissioned study.

Those against an increase in city funding for AH argue that it would cost citizens more in taxes.


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