The Neighborhood Services Department oversees a variety of programs dedicated to improving the physical appearance of our communities and enhancing the quality of life of Covington’s residents and visitors. 

The Department consists of five service-oriented divisions: 

Additionally, the Department is responsible for other issues that strengthen our diverse neighborhoods, such as housing, disposition of City-owned real estate, community outreach, and the City’s early learning initiative, “Read Ready Covington.”

Neighborhood Services strives to provide high-level communication and collaboration and ultimately improve how the City interacts with our customers.

Neighborhood Grant Program

The Neighborhood Grant Program is a competitively awarded program administered by the City of Covington.  The goal of this program is to provide flexible funding, using a simple application process, to neighborhood groups in order to improve the physical appearance of their communities and enhance the sense of social cohesion through beautification projects, blight removal, special events and activities.  If you are interested in this opportunity, more information including an application can be found HERE.

City-Owned Real Estate

In order to provide increased opportunities for housing and economic development, blight reduction, and general public benefit, the City of Covington seeks the return of surplus City-owned real property to the highest and best productive use.  Please note that applicable Kentucky law governs how Covington can sell or transfer its real property to members of the public.  The City has several options ranging from transferring real property with or without compensation to another governmental agency to selling at appraised fair market value with or without bids.  Certain limitations apply to the disposition options and a more detailed list can be found by reviewing Kentucky Revised Statute § 82.083.

If you are interested in purchasing real estate that is owned by the City, the program guidelines, application and current inventory can be found HERE.