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UK Community

Neighbors from UK's campus and near neighborhoods celebrate after completing a day of improvement projects in historic Pralltown neighborhood

Neighbors from UK's campus and near neighborhoods celebrate after completing a day of improvement projects in historic Pralltown neighborhood.

As UNAC works to assist in the development and implementation of plans for mutual benefit among the University of Kentucky (UK) and its near neighbors, it is identifying resources and information useful to those in the University community.

Both employees and students may find useful information at these web pages:

UK Employees

University of Kentucky employees who live in certain areas near the university and who meet certain criteria may be eligible for forgivable loans for houses purchased within the designated areas. To learn more about the specifics of this program, visit UK's Employer Assisted Housing Program and learn more about the "Live Where You Work" program.

Student Neighbors

Neighborhoods near the University of Kentucky include student households. Students share streets, sidewalks, streetscapes, and public spaces with UK employees, as well as neighbors who have no direct ties to the University.

The near-urban density of many neighborhoods near UK reflects what many urban and ecological planners view as ideal land use. This is particularly true in Lexington, which has a strict growth boundary.  Such density also calls for specific neighborly practices that honor all neighbors' interests in safety, privacy, and high quality of life.

Student neighbors often study, work, and make significant civic and volunteer contributions during their time in UK's near neighborhoods. During the growing UK FUSION event, for example, more than 1,000 UK students and employees volunteer a day of service in UK's near neighborhoods and throughout Lexington-Fayette County.

In support of both student and non-student neighbors, UNAC suggests that all neighbors access and use Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government's Citizens' Answer Guide. In addition, students may also be subject to the provisions of the University Student Code of Conduct.

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