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Lexington homeless facility moving to new 24-hour location

Move will take about four months

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 24, 2016) — Lexington-based non-profit Divine Providence Inc., which includes the Community Inn and the Catholic Action Center, is moving to a city-owned building at 1055 Industry Rd.

The city sold the building for $550,000 and, as part of the sale, also received title to the property on East Fifth Street presently housing the Catholic Action Center. Currently, the Catholic Action Center provides daytime services to individuals who are homeless and the Community Inn houses people who are homeless at night. The two will be consolidated into a 24-hour shelter at the new location.

The move is expected to take about four months.

“The 24-hour shelter resulting from this move addresses a significant need and fulfills one recommendation of the 2013 Report of the Mayor’s Commission on Homelessness,” said Charlie Lanter, director of the city’s Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention.

As part of the agreement, the Lexington Fair Housing Council has agreed to request withdrawal and dismissal of a complaint it filed with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The city’s Division of Adult and Tenant Services, which had been located on the first floor, has already moved to the Black and Williams Center, 498 Georgetown St.