About Housing Authority of Covington (Section 8)

The Housing Authority of Covington (Section 8) is a Section 8 public housing agency in Covington, Kentucky.

The Housing Authority of Covington (Section 8) serves Kenton County and Covington.

Housing Authority of Covington (Section 8) Waiting Lists

Housing Authority of Covington (Section 8) Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

Please note: The Housing Authority of Covington covers Kenton County, KY.

The Housing Authority of Covington (HAC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. It opened in June 2014, and is open indefinitely.

Please note: This waiting list has preferences. This means that applicants who qualify for these preferences will receive assistance before applicants who do not. Because of these preferences, applicants who do not qualify may have a longer wait to receive assistance.

To apply, complete the pre-application online here.

The following documentation is required when submitting the pre-application: Valid photo ID, birth certificate and Social Security Cards of all members of the household; verification of income and residency. For further explanation, please visit the HAC Section 8 HCV page.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Elderly, handicapped, disabled, works 25+ hours per week for the last 90 days or more, live/work/attend school full time in Kenton County, KY

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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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 HAC website, or call the office at (859) 292-2188.

The Housing Authority of Covington (HAC) is currently accepting Section 8 Project-Based Voucher pre-applications.

To apply, submit a pre-application at 2300 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY 41014 from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm ET on Mondays.

Please note: All household members must be present.

The following documentation is required when submitting the pre-application: Valid photo ID, birth certificate and Social Security Cards of all members of the household; verification of income and residency. For further explanation, please visit the HAC Section 8 HCV page.

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 HAC website, or call the office at (859) 292-2188.

Last Updated on 08/31/2016.


About the Housing Authority of Covington (Section 8) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Housing Authority of Covington (Section 8) manages 1,070 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
Vouchers 1,002 18 2 1 47
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $418 $525 $309 $448 $396
Monthly Cost $419,166 $9,448 $618 $448 $18,598

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Covington (Section 8)

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 24% having issued approximately 44 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 12 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 $12,685 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 64% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 50% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 22% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

48% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 46% of households with children have a female head of household. 79% of all households were headed by a female.

33% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 31% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Covington (Section 8) Housing Choice Voucher program, 22% include at least one person with a disability. 40% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 69% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

40% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 22% with 3 or more bedrooms. 10% 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 Housing Authority of Covington (Section 8) voucher holders in 2016 was $295 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $544. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $122.



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.


Affordable Apartments near Housing Authority of Covington (Section 8)

410 W 8th Street
St Aloysius Apartments is a 48 unit low income housing apartment community in Covington.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
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702 Greenup St
Lasalette Gardens Apartments is a 76 unit low income housing apartment community in Covington.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
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101 Promontory Dr
Cambridge Square Apartments is a 200 unit low income housing apartment community in Covington.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
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