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51 And Not Done For Lexington’s Urban League

Posted at 5:26 PM, May 17, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 8) – The urban housing league of Lexington has done it again and two more families will reap their benefits.

Five months ago, Valera Carter’s life turned on a dime.

“Where I came from.. it was not the best. I have three kids now, and it is very lovely. It’s good to come home and have your own home,” says Carter.

Her dream was made possible by Lexington’s Urban League, which celebrated its 51st anniversary by opening the doors to another affordable housing complex on Ash Street.

“There are six new families that will move in here, and what that does for the vitality of the street… it’s just wonderful!” said Mayor Linda Gorton during today’s dedication ceremony.

The neighborhood will add two more families shortly but the mission and league have been more than just putting a roof over several heads. The homes mean so much to the entire community and Carter is looking forward to it.

“It’s gonna be good! BBQ and family coming over. So, I’m ready!” says Carter.