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City of Bowling Green Housing Division

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

Holiday Office Hours: City of Bowling Green Housing Division offices may be closed in observance of Independence Day.

City of Bowling Green Housing Division is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of July 4th, 2020, 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
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City of Bowling Green Housing Division Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice

Open City of Bowling Green Housing Division Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 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

Holiday Office Hours: City of Bowling Green Housing Division offices may be closed in observance of Independence Day.

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.

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/04/2020, 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 HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, City of Bowling Green Housing Division manages 594 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, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 516 16 7 3 10 42
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $400 $349 $407 $836 $253 $321
Monthly Cost $206,383 $5,589 $2,849 $2,509 $2,530 $13,485

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.