Madisonville Housing Authority
211 Pride Avenue
Madisonville, Hopkins County, KY


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Madisonville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on September 25th, 2015.

The Madisonville Housing Authority (MHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last opened for nearly 8 months in June 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the MHA website, or call the office at (270) 821-5517 from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

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.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

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

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

Please note: The one bedroom waiting list is currently closed. Senior/disabled households can apply for a two bedroom if they qualify.

The MHA offers one Public Housing community with 186 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 3 bedrooms.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the MHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 211 Pride Ave, Madisonville, KY 42431, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.
  2. Download a pre-application online here, then print and complete.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Social Security cards for all household members, photo IDs for all adult household members, and proof of all income.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, visit the MHA website, or call the office at (270) 821-5517 from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Madisonville Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 186 affordable rental units. It also administers 253 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Madisonville Housing Authority 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 Madisonville Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (42%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (58%) to that of all housing authorities in Kentucky, Madisonville Housing Authority 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 (, 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, Madisonville Housing Authority scored an average of 91 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 75 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Kentucky is 82.43.

Madisonville Housing Authority 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 Madisonville Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 3/29/10 Plan
2008 2/26/08 Plan
2007 5/2/07 Plan
2006 3/14/06 Plan
2005 9/23/05 Plan
2004 4/22/04 Plan
2003 4/15/03 Plan
2002 12/13/02 Plan
2001 8/17/01 Plan
2000 4/20/00 Plan