Commonwealth Policy Center

Over 450 students in Fayette County Public Schools are homeless. T.C. Johnson oversees homelessness assistance for Fayette County Public School System and said, “This is a growing crisis in our community that desires our attention and so I cannot tell you all enough that we need to support our children and youth. It’s our responsibility.” It’s shocking to learn that so many students in Kentucky’s second largest city don’t have a home to go to after their last class. So why is this happening? Family breakdown is certainly a contributor to this crisis. While healthy family formation is the best safety net for homelessness, Lexington residents and churches have an opportunity to provide the needs for some of the most vulnerable citizens.