Lexington is one of five cities designated to receive the 2009 Ambassador Cities award from the National Association of Realtors and the U.S. Conference of Mayors. The award is to be presented June 24.
Lexington was chosen because of its Repair Affair and Remodeling for Access and Mobility programs.
The programs are the result of a partnership involving the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, the Realtor-Community Housing Foundation, the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors, Remodelers Council of the Home Builders Association of Lexington, and community volunteers.
Repair Affair provides repairs to the exterior of homes of low-income residents 62 or older. RAMP builds access ramps at the homes of low-income people with disabilities.
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Other cities receiving the award are Houston; Jupiter, Fla.; Helena, Mont.; and Tri-Valley, Calif.