Housing Authority of Harlan
509 Poplar Street
Harlan, Harlan County, KY

606-573-5800

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of Harlan Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update September 25th, 2015.

The Housing Authority of Harlan (HAH) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.


The HAH offers one Public Housing community with 176 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from studios to 5 bedrooms.

To apply, visit the HAH to pick up a pre-application, located at 509 Poplar St, Harlan, KY 40831 during normal office hours.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above during normal office hours.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, photo IDs for all adult household members, proof of all income, bank statements, if married or divorced they need the documents.

Preferences were note identified.

For more information, call the HAH office at (606) 573-5800 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of Harlan administers a public housing program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 176 affordable rental units.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of Harlan is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units.

Housing Authority of Harlan is among the 66% of Kentucky housing authorities that only offer public housing. Section 8 assistance in its target area is administered by another nearby housing authority.

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

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 Harlan.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 5/28/10 Plan
2008 4/9/08 Plan
2007 4/18/07 Plan
2006 5/1/06 Plan
2005 5/25/05 Plan
2004 4/6/04 Plan
2003 4/22/03 Plan
2002 5/13/02 Plan
2001 4/26/01 Plan
2000 6/16/00 Plan