Housing Authority of Henderson

111 S Adams Street
Henderson, Henderson County, Kentucky 42420

Housing Authority of Henderson is a Public Housing Agency in Henderson, Kentucky that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of August 18th, 2019, Housing Authority of Henderson has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Housing Authority of Henderson Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of Henderson serves Henderson.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Housing Authority of Henderson Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing Authority of Henderson Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Housing Authority of Henderson Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Henderson (HAH) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open until further notice.

Henderson, KY is about 130 miles southwest of Louisville, KY.

To apply, visit the HAH to pick up a pre-application, located at 111 South Adams Street, Henderson, KY 42420, from 8:00 am until 4:45 pm CT, Monday-Friday.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above from 8:00 am until 10:45 am; and 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

The required documentation can be found here.

For more information, visit the HAH website, or call the office at (270) 827-1294 from 8:00 am until 4:45 pm, Monday-Friday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (270)827-1294.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/14/2017.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Henderson (HAH) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

The HAH offers two Public Housing communities with 430 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from studios to 4 bedrooms.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the HAH to pick up a pre-application, located at 111 South Adams Street, Henderson, KY 42420, from 8:00 am until 4:45 pm CT, Monday-Friday.
  2. Download a pre-application online here, then print and complete.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 8:00 am until 10:45 am; and 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.


No preferences were noted.

For more information, visit the HAH website, or call the office at (270) 827-1294 from 8:00 am until 4:45 pm, Monday-Friday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (270)827-1294.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/25/2015.

About Housing Authority of Henderson

More information about Housing Authority of Henderson can be found on its website at http://www.hahenderson.org/. Representatives of Housing Authority of Henderson may be available by phone at (270) 827-1294. Unless otherwise noted applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 08/18/2019, it is not known if Housing Authority of Henderson 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 Housing Authority of Henderson Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of Henderson manages 592 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
Vouchers 589 2 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $373 $178 $194
Monthly Cost $219,623 $356 $194

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Henderson

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 36 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 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 11 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $12,199 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 68% were extremely low income (ELI). 25% 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 69% 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, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 24% 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.

43% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 38% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

31% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 29% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Henderson Housing Choice Voucher program, 32% include at least one person with a disability. 45% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 91% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

25% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 54% with 2 bedrooms and 21% with 3 or more bedrooms. 29% 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 Henderson voucher holders in 2016 was $291 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $478. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $112.



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.


Public Housing Operated by Housing Authority of Henderson

Scattered Sites ( 4 Sites )

520 Clay St
Henderson, KY

Scattered Sites ( 4 Sites )

840 N Adams St
Henderson, KY
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