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
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.