Housing Authority of Hopkinsville

400 N Elm Street
Hopkinsville, Christian County, Kentucky 42240

Housing Authority of Hopkinsville is a Public Housing Agency in Hopkinsville, Kentucky that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of December 16th, 2019, Housing Authority of Hopkinsville has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of Hopkinsville serves Hopkinsville.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Hopkinsville, Kentucky Housing Choice Voucher Closed
Senior Housing Unknown

Open Housing Authority of Hopkinsville Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Hopkinsville (HAH) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least December 7, 2018, until further notice. It was last open from October 2016 until January 2017. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

Hopkinsville, KY is about 60 miles west of Bowling Green, KY.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Complete an application at the HAH office, located at 400 N. Elm St, Hopkinsville, KY 42240, on Wednesdays only, from 9:00 am until 11:00 am; and 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm CT.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Live/work/hired to work in Christian County; elderly; disabled head of household; disabled household member (not head of household or spouse); employed for at least one year and work at least 20 hours or more a week; displaced due to natural disaster; displaced due to government action; victim of domestic violence; current landlord has (or is in the process of) selling the home that you currently rent; or is taking the home back for his/her own personal use.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HAH Public Housing page here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via http://www.housingah.org/Portals/27/REQUEST%20FOR%20REASONABLE%20ACCOMMODATION.pdf.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 12/07/2018.

Other Housing Authority of Hopkinsville Waiting Lists

Closed: Hopkinsville, Kentucky Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Hopkinsville (HAH) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open in December, 2018; and before that from October 2016 until January 2017.

Hopkinsville, KY is about 60 miles west of Bowling Green, KY.

There were two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application.
  2. Complete an application at the HAH office.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live/work/hired to work in Christian County; elderly; disabled head of household; disabled household member (not head of household or spouse); employed for at least one year and work at least 20 hours or more a week; displaced due to natural disaster; displaced due to government action; victim of domestic violence; current landlord has (or is in the process of) selling the home that you currently rent; or is taking the home back for his/her own personal use.

It is not known how applicants were placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the HAH Section 8 page here.

Last Updated on 12/31/2018.

Unknown: Senior Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The status of this waiting list is unknown. If you have information regarding this waiting list contact us.

Last Updated on 12/07/2018.

About Housing Authority of Hopkinsville

More information about Housing Authority of Hopkinsville can be found on its website at http://housingah.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of Hopkinsville may be available by phone at (270) 887-4275. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 12/16/2019, it is not known if Housing Authority of Hopkinsville 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 Hopkinsville Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of Hopkinsville manages 602 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection VASH
Vouchers 568 12 22
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $318 $304 $294
Monthly Cost $180,461 $3,645 $6,458

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Hopkinsville

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 26% having issued approximately 23 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 20 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 $11,900 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 65% were extremely low income (ELI). 26% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 73% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 50% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 26% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% 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.

42% of households included children, 0% of which had two adults in the household. 40% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.

68% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 65% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Hopkinsville Housing Choice Voucher program, 29% include at least one person with a disability. 51% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 61% 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, 53% with 2 bedrooms and 23% with 3 or more bedrooms. 31% 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 Hopkinsville voucher holders in 2016 was $276 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $425. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $111.



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.


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