Kentucky Housing Corporation
1231 Louisville Road
Frankfort, Franklin County, KY


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Kentucky Housing Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on January 13th, 2017.

Please note: The Kentucky Housing Corporation covers 87 of the 120 counties in the State of Kentucky. A list of all covered counties can be found here.

The Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from July 2016 until January 2017; and prior to that for one week in July 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Chronic homelessness, homeless veteran, displaced by natural disaster, currently on a short-term funded rental assistance program.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, after sorting preferences.

For more information, visit the KHC website, or call the office at (502) 564-7630.

Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Kentucky Housing Corporation administers a Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority administers 5,670 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Kentucky Housing Corporation is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Kentucky Housing Corporation 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 (, 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, Kentucky Housing Corporation scored an average of 94 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2004 and a low score of 79 in 2006. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Kentucky is 82.43.

Kentucky Housing Corporation 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 (, 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 Kentucky Housing Corporation.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 4/20/12 Plan
2011 6/20/11 Plan
2010 6/23/10 Plan
2009 5/29/09 Plan
2008 4/10/08 Plan
2007 4/10/07 Plan
2006 7/11/06 Plan
2005 5/31/05 Plan
2004 6/16/04 Plan
2003 5/8/03 Plan
2000 6/2/00 Plan