Housing Authority of Covington (Section 8)
638 Madison Avenue, 5th Floor
Covington, Kenton County, KY

859-292-2188 http://www.covingtonky.gov/government/departments/department-of-development/housing-choice-voucher

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of Covington (Section 8) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on August 31st, 2016.

Please note: The Housing Authority of Covington covers Kenton County, KY.

The Housing Authority of Covington (HAC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. It opened in June 2014, and is open indefinitely.

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

To apply, complete the pre-application online here.

The following documentation is required when submitting the pre-application: Valid photo ID, birth certificate and Social Security Cards of all members of the household; verification of income and residency. For further explanation, please visit the HAC Section 8 HCV page.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Elderly, handicapped, disabled, works 25+ hours per week for the last 90 days or more, live/work/attend school full time in Kenton County, KY

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the HAC website, or call the office at (859) 292-2188.

The Housing Authority of Covington (HAC) is currently accepting Section 8 Project-Based Voucher pre-applications.

To apply, submit a pre-application at 2300 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY 41014 from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm ET on Mondays.

Please note: All household members must be present.

The following documentation is required when submitting the pre-application: Valid photo ID, birth certificate and Social Security Cards of all members of the household; verification of income and residency. For further explanation, please visit the HAC Section 8 HCV page.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the HAC website, or call the office at (859) 292-2188.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of Covington (Section 8) administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 1,194 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of Covington (Section 8) is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Housing Authority of Covington (Section 8) is among the 14% of Kentucky housing authorities that only offer Section 8 voucher assistance. If there are any public housing units available in the target area, those units are administered by another housing authority.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Housing Authority of Covington (Section 8) scored an average of 96 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2003 and a low score of 74 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Kentucky is 82.43.

Housing Authority of Covington (Section 8) has an average score that is more than the average Kentucky housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Housing Authority of Covington (Section 8).

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2006 7/11/06 Plan
2005 5/9/05 Plan
2004 4/27/04 Plan
2003 8/12/03 Plan
2002 8/15/02 Plan
2001 6/19/01 Plan
2000 6/14/00 Plan