About Campbell County Department of Housing

The Campbell County Department of Housing is a Section 8 public housing agency in Newport, Kentucky.

The Campbell County Department of Housing serves the state of Kentucky.

Campbell County Department of Housing Waiting Lists

Campbell County Department of Housing Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The Campbell County Department of Housing (CCDH) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. 

The waiting list was last opened May 2015. 

To apply for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, applicants could follow this link for the online application.

Once the application was submitted, applicants received a confirmation number.

The CCDH did have a preference point system that may have improved your spot on the waiting list: live and/or work in Campbell County, elderly, or disabled.

More information can be found by visiting the CCDH website, or by calling 859-261-5200 between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday-Friday.

Last Updated on 07/20/2015.


About the Campbell County Department of Housing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Campbell County Department of Housing manages 635 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 598 3 4 30
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $516 $276 $820 $454
Monthly Cost $308,769 $828 $3,278 $13,631

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Campbell County Department of Housing

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 20% having issued approximately 30 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 30 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $10,343 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 84% were extremely low income (ELI). 19% 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 67% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 54% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 18% 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.

49% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 45% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.

23% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 20% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Campbell County Department of Housing Housing Choice Voucher program, 26% include at least one person with a disability. 44% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 78% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

35% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 44% with 2 bedrooms and 21% with 3 or more bedrooms. 11% 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 Campbell County Department of Housing voucher holders in 2016 was $246 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $626. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $107.



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.