Housing Authority of Somerset
400 Hail Knob Road
Somerset, Pulaski County, KY

606-679-1332 http://www.hasomerset.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of Somerset 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 Somerset (HAS) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.


Somerset, KY is about 75 miles south of Lexington, KY.


Once the pre-application has been submitted, be sure to write down the confirmation number for future reference.

The HAS does not have a preference.

Qualified applicants will be placed by the date and time the pre-application is received.

For more information, visit the HAS website, or call the office at (606) 679-1332 during normal office hours.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

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

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


The HAS offers one Public Housing community with 215 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 5 bedrooms.


Once the pre-application has been submitted, be sure to write down the confirmation number for future reference.

The HAS does not have a preference.

Qualified applicants will be placed by the date and time the pre-application is received.

For more information, visit the HAS website, or call the office at (606) 679-1332 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of Somerset administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 215 affordable rental units. It also administers 261 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Housing Authority of Somerset is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 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 Somerset between Public Housing Units (45%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (55%) to that of all housing authorities in Kentucky, Housing Authority of Somerset 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 Somerset scored an average of 98 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 93 in 2007. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Kentucky is 82.43.

Housing Authority of Somerset 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 Somerset.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 12/18/09 Plan
2009 12/22/08 Plan
2008 4/16/08 Plan
2007 11/17/06 Plan
2006 12/15/05 Plan
2005 12/14/04 Plan
2004 11/18/03 Plan
2003 1/8/03 Plan
2002 12/10/01 Plan
2001 12/19/00 Plan
2000 3/27/00 Plan