Local nonprofit opening apartment complex for homeless youth

Posted at 3:34 PM, Mar 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-03 21:14:25-05

LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18). — Lexington nonprofit Arbor Youth Services is set to open an apartment complex for homeless youth, ages 18-24, at the end of the month.

According to Executive Director Lori Clemons, the city gave them the 6-unit complex at no cost.

"It showed how much the city values what Arbor does and that they're willing to invest in youth who are experiencing homelessness," Clemons said.

Clemons said the building was formerly used by another nonprofit, and it was given to Arbor Youth Services after they moved out.

When the new tenants move in, most of them will not be asked to pay rent. However, over time, they will slowly progress toward paying full rent with a goal of preparing them for the future.

Before they can move in though, there are a few more items to check off the list to make the units move-in ready.

The public can help by "adopting an apartment." By doing so, they can complete one of the rooms by purchasing items like shower curtains or rugs.

You can also donate to the nonprofit here.