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Additional Resources & Suggested Reading

Habitat for Humanity +You Video Series

The +You thought leadership series seeks to inform and educate Habitat audiences on significant and pressing issues in housing today — health, the impacts of COVID-19 on low-income families and particularly in communities of color, the role of redlining and racial inequality in housing disparities, and more. Watch Here.


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30th Anniversary Highlights

In 2018 we gathered with LHFH homeowners, community partners, supporters and staff to celebrate our 30th Anniversary! Watch Here.


Lexington Habitat Radio Interview

Rachel Childress joins Jason Tate on the Do Good Radio hour hosted by Blue Grass Community Foundation. They talk housing stability, adapting to COVID, our mission and of course- doing good! Listen Here.


Lexington Habitat Podcast Interview

Brandalin Foster joins Leadership Lexington on the COVID Lexington podcast to talk about affordable housing, how we are adapting and more. This podcast features information relating to COVID-19 on a local scale. Listen to our spotlight (about 27mins in) at Apple Podcasts or Spotify.


Lexington Habitat TV Interview: July 2023

Darryl Neher speaks with WKYT about new housing strategies and look ahead to future plans. Watch Here


2017 Housing Demand Survey (most recent)

The latest study of Lexington’s housing needs, current usage, and projected needs. Read Here.


Imagine Lexington – LFUCG’s 2018 Comprehensive Plan (most recent)

Every five years, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government completes a plan for how land use will be organized and regulated, what our community’s urgent needs are, and how local government will set out to meet them.  Read the full plan here.


LFUCG’s Archive of Small Area Plans and Studies

Take a look at plans going back for the last two decades, including small area plans for specific neighborhoods, greenspace studies, and more.  Browse Here. 

President Jimmy Carter Interview with Jonathan Reckford

Habitat for Humanity CEO Jonathan Reckford talks to former U.S. President and longtime volunteer Jimmy Carter about leadership, service and Habitat’s vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Watch Here

Segregated By Design Short Film

‘Segregated By Design’ examines the forgotten history of how our federal, state and local governments unconstitutionally segregated every major metropolitan area in America through law and policy. Watch Here.

Books by Habitat CEO, Jonathan Reckford

Our Better Angels [Foreword by President Jimmy Carter] – Purchase Options

Three Houses; A Strategy We Can Build On – Free Download

Creating a Habitat for Humanity: No Hands But Yours – Purchase on Amazon


Briars in the Cotton Patch

This documentary dives into the history and legacy of Koinonia Farm, where Habitat for Humanity got its start.  Now available for streaming at Redeem TV, a faith-based media service where users can register to watch for free. It is also is available for streaming on Amazon (free for Prime members) and DVD purchase.


“The Ground” Poetry Reading

Spoken word poet Adán Bean delivered a memorable performance of his poem about Habitat, “The Ground,” at the 2019 Habitat for Humanity Conference in Atlanta. Watch Here.


Books by Habitat founder, Millard Fuller

The Theology of the Hammer (ISBN 978-1-880837-92-4)

No More Shacks!: The Daring Vision of Habitat for Humanity (ISBN 978-0-8499-3050-8)

Building Materials for Life, Volume III (ISBN 978-1-57312-486-7)

Building Materials for Life, Volume II (ISBN 978-1-57312-420-1)

Building Materials for Life, Volume I  (ISBN 978-1-57312-404-1)

More Than Houses: How Habitat Is Transforming Lives and Neighborhoods (ISBN 0-8499-3762-0)

A Simple, Decent Place to Live: The Building Realization of Habitat for Humanity (ISBN 978-0-8499-3889-4)

The Excitement Is Building (ISBN 978-0-8499-0747-0)

Love in the Mortar Joints (ISBN 978-0-695-81444-1)

Bokotola (ISBN 978-0-8096-1924-5)

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