Housing Authority of Henderson

111 S Adams Street
Henderson, Henderson County, Kentucky 42420

Housing Authority of Henderson is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 23rd, 2021, Housing Authority of Henderson has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Housing Authority of Henderson serves Henderson.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Henderson, Kentucky Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Housing Authority of Henderson Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing Authority of Henderson Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Housing Authority of Henderson Website: https://www.hahenderson.org/.

Housing Authority of Henderson Phone: (270) 827-1294.

Open Until Further Notice: Henderson, Kentucky Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Henderson (HAH) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least July, 2017, until further notice.

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

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Visit the HAH to pick up an application, located at 111 South Adams Street, Henderson, KY 42420, from 8:00 am until 4:45 pm CT, Monday-Friday.
  2. Print the application available online here. Select the "Apply for Housing Application" link in the "Contact Us" section.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above.

For more information, visit the HAH website.

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 07/14/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Henderson (HAH) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least September, 2015, until further notice.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Visit the HAH to pick up an application, located at 111 South Adams Street, Henderson, KY 42420, from 8:00 am until 4:45 pm CT, Monday-Friday.
  2. Print the application available online here. Select the "Apply for Housing Application" link in the "Contact Us" section.

Once the application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above.

For more information, visit the HAH website.

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 07/14/2021.

About Housing Authority of Henderson

More information about Housing Authority of Henderson can be found on its website at https://www.hahenderson.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of Henderson may be available by phone at (270) 827-1294. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/23/2021, 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 HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of Henderson manages 542 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Ported Out
Vouchers 535 3 4
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $402 $78 $1,229
Monthly Cost $214,882 $233 $4,915

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 Apartments Operated by Housing Authority of Henderson

Scattered Sites ( 4 Sites )

520 Clay St
Henderson, Kentucky

Scattered Sites ( 4 Sites )

840 N Adams St
Henderson, Kentucky