The mission of the Housing Authority of the City of Lexington is to be the area’s affordable housing of choice. We provide and maintain safe, quality housing in a cost-effective manner. By partnering with others, we offer rental assistance and other related services to our community in a non-discriminatory manner.
The Housing Authority of the City of Lexington (LHA) was created and established in 1962 by the City of Lexington. The agency was established as it was declared to be a need for a Housing Authority to function in said City. LHA is governed by a board of commissioners appointed by the President of the City Council with the approval of the City Council. LHA does not receive assistance from and operates independently from the City of Lexington.
LHA consists Public housing with 49 units named East Lawn located at 300 N Monroe and 32 scattered site housing units throughout Lexington. There are 48 Multifamily Units named East Lawn Addition located at 300 N Fillmore. There are 18 Elderly Units named NAF Senior Housing located at 715 E 3rd Street Lexington. Lastly, LHA also owns 7 single family dwellings throughout Lexington.
We have the recently remodeled Wilma Buckley Hall which can be rented by the public to hold meetings and celebrations. Please inquire at the office for the availability of the Hall. Please keep in mind we do not permit the consumption of drugs or alcohol at Wilma Buckley Hall or other community rooms of East Lawn Properties.
LHA has the approval to offer up to 122 Housing Choice Vouchers for rental assistance on privately owned properties.
The Housing Authority of the City of Lexington also manages the properties known as Legend Oaks located at approximately 20th and Adams Street consisting of 39 rental units. There is a clubhouse building on the property that is available for use by tenants at no cost however it is not available for rent to the public. Drug and alcohol consumption is not permitted in the Legend Oaks Clubhouse.
LHA staff consists of Derek Haines, Executive Director; Lisa Linch Executive Assistant, Kasi Fagot, Occupancy Specialist; John Strackbein, HCV Specialist; Patti Barber, Bookkeeper and Jessica Vega, Receptionist / Bi-Lingual Coordinator. Marian Berke, Donna McClain and Larry Thornburg fill part time positions within LHA.
Jim Linch serves LHA as the Maintenance Supervisor. Our maintenance staff consists of Calvin Richardson, Ray Gonzalez, Deana Kenton and Robert Copper.
The current members of the board of commissioners are Victoria Clements, Chairperson; John Salem, vice-chairman; Bill Brecks, Vance Bricker and Kyle Ferguson. The board meets the second Wednesday of every month at 12:00 PM a the LHA office located at 609 E 3rd Street Lexington Nebraska.