Ashland Assisted Housing Authority

1700 Greenup Avenue, Suite 212
Ashland, Boyd County, Kentucky 41101

Ashland Assisted Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of October 17th, 2021, Ashland Assisted Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Ashland Assisted Housing Authority serves Boyd County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Boyd County, Kentucky Limited Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Boyd County, Kentucky Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice

Open Ashland Assisted Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Ashland Assisted Housing Authority Website: https://www.ashlandky.gov/departments/planning_community_development/resources/index.php.

Ashland Assisted Housing Authority Phone: (606) 327-5456.

Open Until Further Notice: Boyd County, Kentucky Limited Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Ashland Assisted Housing Authority (AAHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open on a limited basis.

The AAHA is accepting Section 8 HCV applications for this waiting list from January 8, 2018, until further notice.

Please note: According to the AAHA, "Applications are being taken for 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 during the opening period, 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.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Boyd County, Kentucky.

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 10/05/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Boyd County, Kentucky Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Ashland Assisted Housing Authority (AAHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open.

The AAHA is accepting Section 8 HCV applications for this waiting list from September 20, 2021 at 9:00 am ET, until further notice.

There are three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Print the application available online here. Select the "Assisted Housing Application 2021" link.
  2. Pick up an application at the AAHA City Building, located at 1700 Greenup Avenue, Ashland, KY 41101 (silver housing box on the first floor).
  3. Pick up an application at the Ashland Transportation Center lobby, located at 99 15th St, Ashland, KY 41101.

Once the application has been completed, it must be either:

  1. Dropped off on a walk-in basis at the AAHA, located at 1700 Greenup, Suite 212, Ashland, Kentucky, during regular business hours.  Housing Specialists will only be available Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm.
  2. Applications may also be dropped off in the silver drop box on the first floor of the AAHA City building, address mentioned above.
  3. Emailed to sect8@ashlandky.org.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Preference 1:
    • Families who are victims of domestic violence.
    • Families who are victims of domestic violence in public housing.
    • Families displaced by government action.
    • Families deemed as homeless by written verification from a local support agency (i.e Salvation Army, Shelter of Hope, etc.). Any family that is deemed “homeless” will be considered/maintained in “homeless” preference for 24 months from the date of written verification
    • A family where the head, co-head, or spouse is defined as a veteran.
  • Preference 2:
    • Families working or attending school in Boyd County.
  • Preference 3:
    • Families who are not working or attending school and live in Boyd County.
  • Preference 4:
    • All other families.

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

For more information, visit the AAHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the AAHA public notice on September 8, 2021.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Boyd County, Kentucky.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (606) 385-3327.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/20/2021.

About Ashland Assisted Housing Authority

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

Representatives of Ashland Assisted Housing Authority may be available by phone at (606) 327-5456. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/17/2021, 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 HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Ashland Assisted Housing Authority manages 490 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 468 4 3 15
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $508 $431 $1,251 $412
Monthly Cost $237,656 $1,723 $3,753 $6,186

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.