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June 29, 2020 
We are aware some residents are having issues with the cable service at Eastlawn Addition.  If you are experiencing issues and have not reported it  please call 308 324 4633 to let us know.  We have called Spectrum this morning and the first available time for service is Wednesday July 1, 2020 at 11:00 AM.  I have scheduled that time for the repair but hope Spectrum will call back with an appointment time sooner than this. They are sure what is causing the issue and LHA is unable to repair the service and are at the mercy of Spectrum technicians. 
June 24, 2020 
Nebraska has entered phase 3 going into phase 4 of the Directive Health Measures for reopening.  For your safety and ours, LHA will continue to keep the community rooms closed at this time.  We do not have the manpower to clean the rooms as would be recommended nor can we police the rooms to make sure they are being used appropriately.   We have made the difficult decision to keep the rooms closed after conversations with other Nebraska Housing Authority and Tax Credit Property Owners.  
I thank you for your understanding.  
June 10, 2020
The community in general seems to be getting more relaxed in taking precautions to remain safe from COVID-19 .  Please note that we are still only completing emergency or exterior work orders at this time.  
Please feel free to submit work order requests to the office or via our Online Resident Portal, just note we will address your needs as the situations dictates.  
May 28, 2020 
HOT MEALS USA will continue to serve meals in the Lexington Area.  I have included the link to the story on KRVN if you are interested in obtaining a meal or would like to volunteer to help. 
May 18, 2020
Please do not post notes on other tenants doors, the community areas  and/or laundry areas or laundry machines.  If there is something you feel needs to be stated then call or email the office with your name attached so you can be contacted.  
Spreading rumors on a tenants door, especially concerning health issues is unacceptable and will be dealt with accordingly.  
May 7, 2020 
Hopefully everyone is staying safe and healthy.  We are hoping the end of the Corona Virus concerns are drawing near.  
We have just established a  Resident Portal that will allow you to create an online account connected to the Lexington Housing Authority.  
We will use this Resident Portal to send messages to you and we can now also take credit / debit card payments and electronic checks.  This will save you the time and expense of purchasing money orders and driving them to the office to pay rent.  
I will be sending out a welcome letter and information on how to sign up for the Resident Portal . You can sign up for the portal at https://lexhousing.housingmanager.com
It is important everyone sign up for the Resident Portal even if you do not plan to pay via credit / debit card.  We will utilize this system going forward to be able to messages to our tenants in a timely fashion. 
April 28, 2020
Please look under the information tab for two publications from HUD with respect to COVID 19.  
Please feel free to call the office if you have any questions.  
For the safety of tenants, staff and guests we are still only completing emergency work orders at this time. 
April 10, 2020
As Governor Ricketts has imposed Directive Health Measures the Housing Authority of the City of Lexington has implemented the following changes to our procedures to insure the health and safety of tenants, guests and staff effective today:
We will be on short staff as some personnel will be working from home
Our office will be closed from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Maintenance will continue to do emergency repairs only.
If you request a repair, you will be asked screening questions by our staff prior to entrance to your unit.
Staff may wear masks and gloves when entering a residents unit.
If you are sick or have symptoms of COVID19 please refrain from using the public areas.  We are cleaning them on a consistent basis however we are asking for your help to keep everyone safe.
April 6, 2020
We would like to remind all residents to practice social distancing for the safety of everyone. Please use your best judgement and avoid leaving your homes except for essential trips for groceries and medications.
While the State of Nebraska is under a Mandatory Health Directive we will continue to strongly suggest residents stay in place in compliance with the Mandatory Health Directive.
We are cleaning the publicly used areas frequently to hopefully avoid any spread of COVID19.

April 2, 2020 2:30 PM

Thanks to our hard working maintenance staff who have put ice melt out this morning and are back at it again. While there is moisture in the air it will be impossible to get all the slick spots. Unless the moisture quits, the guys will not likely salt the walks again tomorrow morning. Please use caution overnight.
We are in a Winter Weather Advisory and also in the middle of the COVID19 Pandemic. Please try to limit your exposure to the both of these potential hazards at this time.

March 30, 2020 

LHA relies upon rental income to operate and pay our expenses.    Please note you are still required to pay rent during the COVID 19 Pandemic.  If your income has been reduced or cutoff during this time period please call the office to let us know.  If you have a letter from your employer stating your hours have been reduced or your job eliminated please email that to us or bring it by the office so we can adjust your subsidy accordingly.  It is imperative you do this as soon as you receive notification so we can better assist you. 

March 26, 2020 

Unfortunately we still continue to operate under closed lobby doors.  We will continue to remain staffed and available for phone calls at 308 324 4633.  Our interviews including initial, annual and interim reviews will be conducted via phone.  We do have a drop box for signed documents and rent payments.

We will still continue to do emergency only work orders and our staff reserves the right to ask screening questions prior to entering, such as if you have traveled, if you are not feeling well, if you have a cough, fever or any other symptoms of the COVID19 Virus.  Our staff reserves the right to not enter or enter with personal protective equipment depending on the answers to the screening questions. 

If your income is impacted due to COVID19, it is imperative that you let us know as soon as possible so we can process any necessary paperwork to assist you.   

March 19, 2020

Until further notice, the Housing Authority of the City of Lexington has temporarily taken measures to protect the safety of the tenants, prospective tenants and staff. We are following recommendations from state and federal Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control.
We have closed the office to public access but do have a drop box for rent payments and applications.   Someone will be able to assist you at the door when you arrive.
Work orders and after hours work orders will be done on an emergency only basis until further notice.
All community rooms are now closed to tenants and public. At this time, the laundry facilities are still available however we request you practice social distancing in those locations.
We thank you for understanding in this trying time.

March 18, 2020 Board of Commissioners meeting has been postponed until April 8, 2020

March 17, 2020 – Coronavirus Update

Effective immediately all community rooms will be off limits with per guidance from the President of the United States and the Governor of Nebraska.  All resident activities and room bookings are canceled until further notice. 

All interviews will be conducted either online or phone.  Documents will be mailed for signatures.

Work orders will be done on an emergency only basis for all residents.

All interior inspections will be postponed until further notice. 

LHA will no longer make change for any purpose other than laundry.  Requests for less than $10.00 change (a roll of quarters) may be denied. 

The lobby will be cleaned frequently during the business day. 

Eastlawn East Service Coordinator will make contact with those residents via phone.  Normal office hours will not be kept.  

March 14, 2020 – Coronavirus Update

The Lexington Housing Authority will remain open the regular business hours as of March 14, 2020.  LHA is closely monitoring the situation as it impacts the nation but more specifically Dawson and / or surrounding counties.   

If you have requested a non emergency work order to be completed and wish to postpone the work to a later date please notify the office at 308 324 4633 and the actions will be put on hold.  

LHA is proactively making arrangements in the event we need to close our offices to the public and / or place restrictions on the type or location of work orders that require completion.  We of course will especially keep  in mind our residents of ages that are most likely to be effected by the virus. 

Please see the information on the following link from the Center for Disease Control.  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Please also visit our About tab / Information and then COVID 2019 for previous information from the CDC.

Please feel free to contact the office if you have any further questions or concerns. 

The mission of the Housing Authority of the City of Lexington Nebraska 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 used by the tenants only 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; Jodi Phillips, 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,  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.