Ashland Assisted Housing Authority

1700 Greenup Avenue, Suite 212
Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky 41101
(606) 327-5456

Ashland Assisted Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Ashland, Kentucky that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of May 19th, 2019, Ashland Assisted Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Boyd County, Kentucky Limited Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Ashland Assisted Housing Authority serves Boyd County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Boyd County, Kentucky Limited Housing Choice Voucher Open Indefinitely
Boyd County, Kentucky General Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Ashland Assisted Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Boyd County, Kentucky Limited Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Ashland Assisted Housing Authority (AAHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open on a limited basis, from January 8, 2018, until further notice.

Please note: According to the AAHA, "the Ashland Assisted Housing Waiting List will remain closed except for families who meet the following preferences:"

  • Were terminated from the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program due to insufficient HCV funding.
  • Victims of domestic violence.
  • Victims of domestic violence in public housing.
  • Displaced by government action.
  • Deemed homeless by written verification from local support agency.
  • Household head, co-head or spouse is defined as a veteran.
  • Youth aging out of Foster Care.
  • Working or attending school and live in Boyd County.
  • Defined as elderly, where the head of household, spouse, or sole member is a person who is 62 years of age.
  • Defined as disabled, where the head of household, spouse, or sole member of the household is a person with disabilities.

To apply, complete the online application here.

Income limit information can be found here.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Terminated from Housing Choice Voucher program due to insufficient funding; victim of domestic violence; victim of domestic violence in Public Housing; displaced by government action; deemed homeless by local support agency; veteran; live in Boyd County and work or attend school; live in Boyd County and no household members work or attend school; elderly; disabled.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the AAHA website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (606) 327-5456.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 12/05/2018.

Other Ashland Assisted Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Boyd County, Kentucky General Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Ashland Assisted Housing Authority (AAHA) General Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.

For more information, visit the AAHA website here.

Last Updated on 12/05/2018.

About Ashland Assisted Housing Authority

More information about Ashland Assisted Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.ashlandky.gov/departments/planning_community_development/resources/index.php.

HCV Portability Status

As of 05/19/2019, it is not known if Ashland Assisted Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Ashland Assisted Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Ashland Assisted Housing Authority manages 436 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 416 4 2 14
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $495 $470 $765 $440
Monthly Cost $206,070 $1,878 $1,530 $6,159

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Ashland Assisted Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 16% having issued approximately 29 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 8 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $9,528 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 79% were extremely low income (ELI). 21% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 67% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 59% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 11% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

47% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 42% of households with children have a female head of household. 79% of all households were headed by a female.

8% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 6% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Ashland Assisted Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% include at least one person with a disability. 43% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 91% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

18% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 42% with 2 bedrooms and 39% with 3 or more bedrooms. 29% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Ashland Assisted Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $285 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $602. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $238.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.