One refugee resettlement agency is located in Lexington: Kentucky Refugee Ministries (KRM), which is a sub-office of Kentucky Refugee Ministries in Louisville. KRM has resettled refugees in Lexington since 1998.
In FY2017, Catholic Charities of Lexington began resettling refugees and resettled a total of 8 individuals included in the numbers below. However, due to the reduction of refugee arrivals nationwide, they were not approved to continue resettling refugees in FY2018.
In FY2017, KRM resettled 281 refugees in Lexington. The original projection was 350 refugees. In FY2018, KRM has been approved to resettle up to 212 refugees and 20 SIVs in Lexington.
*The majority of the Burmese cases resettled by KRM Lexington are living in the Northern Kentucky area, including Crescent Springs, Ft. Mitchell and Erlanger.