The LFUCG Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention has been made aware that overnight temperatures predicted for this evening, November 21st through and including the morning of Tuesday, November 23rd will be 32 degrees or below. All providers will be responsible for activating their internal policies and procedures as described in the attached plan.
The cold weather plan provides a coordinated response for times when extreme cold weather creates an additional, immediate need for expanded capacity to assist people experiencing homelessness in Lexington. Extreme temperatures often force people to seek shelter who may not otherwise seek assistance. In some cases, people struggling with mental illness may not seek shelter and require additional intervention for their own safety. This plan ensures Lexington is prepared for these situations.