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Lexington Habitat Now Hiring CEO

LEXINGTON (August 16, 2021) – Lexington Habitat for Humanity is seeking an individual with leadership experience and a heart for affordable housing to serve as their new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The organization is now accepting applications at

Since 1986, Lexington Habitat has built or repaired nearly 600 homes in Fayette County and has grown to employ 40 people with a budget of $4M. The incoming CEO should exemplify the organization’s vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live as they oversee all operations and staff, including the allocation of resources and strategic priorities. This leader must value diversity and inclusion and be able to cultivate an open and inclusive environment. Additional details including primary responsibilities and position benefits can be found on the application.

Rachel Smith Childress, current CEO of Lexington Habitat for Humanity, will retire at the end of 2021 after 15 years of dedicated service to the organization.

Questions regarding the application may be directed to Clint Morris, Human Resources Manager, at or (859) 252-2224 ext. 106.


Driven by the vision that everyone deserves a decent place to live, Lexington Habitat for Humanity has built and repaired homes in Lexington for over 30 years. Lexington Habitat homebuyers help build their own homes and pay an affordable mortgage; homeowners with low incomes have the opportunity to repair and preserve their homes. Through financial support, volunteering, donating to or shopping at the Lexington Habitat ReStore or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help people and our entire community achieve strength, stability and self-reliance. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit

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