Boone County Assisted Housing Department
Boone County Assisted Housing Department is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of October 28th, 2021, Boone County Assisted Housing Department has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
Boone County Assisted Housing Department serves Boone County.
Open Boone County Assisted Housing Department 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.
Boone County Assisted Housing Department Website: http://www.boonecountyky.org/departments/assisted_housing/.
Boone County Assisted Housing Department Phone: (859) 334-2105.
Open Until Further Notice:
Boone County Assisted Housing Department Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.
How To Apply to the Waiting List
The Boone County Assisted Housing Department (BCAHD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open on a limited basis. This waiting list is open indefinitely.
Please note: According to the BCAHD, "Applications are currently being taken for families with dependents, single pregnant women age 18 or older, individuals receiving Social Security Disability or individuals age 50 or over who are currently:
- Living in Boone County
- Employed in Boone County
- Attending school full time in Boone County"
To apply, complete the online application here.
Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.
For more information, visit the BCAHD website, or call the office at (859) 334-2105.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 8593342105.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 07/14/2017.
About Boone County Assisted Housing Department
About the Boone County Assisted Housing Department Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Boone County Assisted Housing Department manages 852 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 |
||801 ||10 ||17 ||24 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$537 ||$443 ||$887 ||$467 |
||$430,262 ||$4,434 ||$15,076 ||$11,208 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Boone County Assisted Housing Department
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 26% having issued approximately 38 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 6 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $14,919 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 43% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 53% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
Heads of Household Characteristics
8% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 58% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 18% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 16% 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.
60% of households included children, 8% of which had two adults in the household. 54% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.
21% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 16% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Boone County Assisted Housing Department Housing Choice Voucher program, 15% include at least one person with a disability. 30% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 58% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
Bedroom Size and Overhousing
26% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 32% with 2 bedrooms and 42% with 3 or more bedrooms. 14% 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 Boone County Assisted Housing Department voucher holders in 2016 was $348 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $614. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $104.
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.