City of Bowling Green Housing Division
City of Bowling Green Housing Division is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of August 3rd, 2021, City of Bowling Green Housing Division has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.
City of Bowling Green Housing Division serves Bowling Green.
Open City of Bowling Green Housing Division 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.
City of Bowling Green Housing Division Website: http://www.bgky.org.
City of Bowling Green Housing Division Phone: (270) 393-3715.
Open Until Further Notice:
City of Bowling Green Housing Division 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 City of Bowling Green Housing Division (CBGHD) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open.
Bowling Green, KY is about 115 miles southwest of Louisville, KY.
To apply, submit an application at the CBGHD office, located at 707 E. Main Avenue, Bowling Green, Kentucky 42102, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm CT, Monday-Friday.
This waiting list has the following preferences: Scholar house, homeless, homeownership, displaced by government action. Further explanation of each preference can be found here.
Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, by order of preferences.
As of January 2017, there are currently 900 applicants on the waiting list and the current wait time is about four years, according to this news article.
For more information, visit the CBGHD website, or call the office at (270) 393-3715.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (270) 393-3676.
Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.
Last Updated on 06/28/2018.
About City of Bowling Green Housing Division
More information about City of Bowling Green Housing Division can be found on its website at http://www.bgky.org.
Representatives of City of Bowling Green Housing Division may be available by phone at (270) 393-3715. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the City of Bowling Green Housing Division Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, City of Bowling Green Housing Division manages 623 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2020:
||Standard ||Homeownership ||Tenant Protection ||Ported Out ||VASH ||Non-Elderly Disabled |
||538 ||14 ||6 ||6 ||10 ||49 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$432 ||$371 ||$460 ||$747 ||$365 ||$356 |
||$232,599 ||$5,197 ||$2,760 ||$4,479 ||$3,646 ||$17,443 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for City of Bowling Green Housing Division
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 37 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 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 15 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $11,737 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 73% were extremely low income (ELI). 29% 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 68% 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, 45% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 29% 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.
44% of households included children, 10% of which had two adults in the household. 38% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.
42% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 39% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the City of Bowling Green Housing Division Housing Choice Voucher program, 21% include at least one person with a disability. 35% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 52% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
Bedroom Size and Overhousing
23% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 49% with 2 bedrooms and 27% with 3 or more bedrooms. 28% 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 City of Bowling Green Housing Division voucher holders in 2016 was $286 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $509. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $138.
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.