Housing Authority of Owensboro
2161 E 19th Street
Owensboro, Daviess County, KY

270-683-5365

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of Owensboro Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on September 29th, 2015.

The Housing Authority of Owensboro (HAO) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.


Owensboro, KY is about 100 miles southwest of Louisville, KY.

To apply, visit the HAO office to pick up or to submit a pre-application in person, located at 2161 E 19th St., Owensboro, KY 42303, from 8:00 am until 12:00 am CT; and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

No documents are needed at this time.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, call the HAO office at (270) 683-5365 from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

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

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


The HAO offers three Public Housing communities with 555 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from studios to 4 bedrooms.

To apply, visit the HAO office to submit a pre-application in person, located at 2161 E 19th St., Owensboro, KY 42303, from 8:00 am until 11:00 am CT; and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Be sure to bring these documents with you when applying: Social Security Cards for all household members, and photo IDs for all adult household members. All adult household members must be present when applying for Public Housing.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, call the HAO office at (270) 683-5365 from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of Owensboro administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 3 projects which contain 555 affordable rental units. It also administers 289 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of Owensboro is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Housing Authority of Owensboro between Public Housing Units (66%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (34%) to that of all housing authorities in Kentucky, Housing Authority of Owensboro has a larger proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Kentucky.

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 Owensboro scored an average of 97 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2001 and a low score of 88 in 2002. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Kentucky is 82.43.

Housing Authority of Owensboro 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 Owensboro.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 5/22/12 Plan
2011 5/5/11 Plan
2010 7/1/10 Plan
2009 7/6/09 Plan
2008 5/30/08 Plan
2007 5/15/07 Plan
2006 6/30/06 Plan
2005 6/30/05 Plan
2004 6/16/04 Plan
2003 6/3/03 Plan
2002 6/19/02 Plan
2001 6/15/01 Plan
2000 6/22/00 Plan