City of Bowling Green Housing Division

707 E. Main Avenue
Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky 42102

City of Bowling Green Housing Division is a Public Housing Agency in Bowling Green, Kentucky that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of August 22nd, 2019, City of Bowling Green Housing Division has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The City of Bowling Green Housing Division Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

City of Bowling Green Housing Division serves Bowling Green.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
City of Bowling Green Housing Division Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice

Open City of Bowling Green Housing Division Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: City of Bowling Green Housing Division Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher 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.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (270) 393-3676.

Next Steps

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 www.bgky.org. Representatives of City of Bowling Green Housing Division may be available by phone at (270) 393-3715. Unless otherwise noted applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 08/22/2019, it is not known if City of Bowling Green Housing Division 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 City of Bowling Green Housing Division Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, City of Bowling Green Housing Division manages 612 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 525 17 7 5 10 48
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $392 $378 $364 $1,139 $261 $344
Monthly Cost $205,750 $6,420 $2,546 $5,693 $2,611 $16,488

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.

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 $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.