About Housing Authority of Frankfort

The Housing Authority of Frankfort is a Section 8 and Public Housing Public Housing Agency in Frankfort, Kentucky.

The Housing Authority of Frankfort serves Frankfort.

Housing Authority of Frankfort Waiting Lists

Frankfort, Kentucky Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Frankfort Housing Authority (FHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the HAF to pick up an application, located at 590 Walter Todd Drive, Frankfort, KY 40601.
  2. Download and print the application online here.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 9:00 am until 11:00 am ET; and 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The following documentation is required with the application: Birth Certificates and Social Security Cards for all household members, photo IDs for all adult household members, and proof of all income, criminal history report for every adult household member for all states they have lived in.

Preferences are unconfirmed.

For more information, visit the HAF website, or call the office at (502) 223-2148 from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm; and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; and from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm on Wednesdays.

Last Updated on 09/07/2017.

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

The Housing Authority of Frankfort (HAF) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications.

The HAF offers two Public Housing communities with 208 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from studios to 4 bedrooms.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the HAF to pick up an application, located at 590 Walter Todd Drive, Frankfort, KY 40601
  2. Download and print the application online here

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 9:00 am until 11:00 am ET; and 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The following documentation is required with the application: Birth Certificates and Social Security Cards for all household members, photo IDs for all adult household members, and proof of all income, criminal history report for every adult household member for all states they have lived in.

Preferences are unconfirmed.

For more information, visit the HAF website, or call the office at (502) 223-2148 from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm; and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; and from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm on Wednesdays.

Last Updated on 09/07/2017.


About the Housing Authority of Frankfort Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of Frankfort manages 482 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Ported Out
Vouchers 479 2 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $452 $318 $454
Monthly Cost $216,499 $636 $454

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Frankfort

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 18% having issued approximately 26 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 8 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $13,408 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 62% were extremely low income (ELI). 34% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 65% 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, 47% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 28% 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.

45% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 42% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.

38% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 36% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Frankfort 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. 54% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

30% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 39% with 2 bedrooms and 31% with 3 or more bedrooms. 18% 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 Frankfort voucher holders in 2016 was $323 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $559. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $171.



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.