About Housing Authority of Mayfield

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

The Housing Authority of Mayfield serves Mayfield.

Housing Authority of Mayfield Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Indefinitely

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

The HAM offers one Public Housing community with 222 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from studios to 5 bedrooms.


Once the pre-application has been submitted, save the confirmation number for future reference.

The HAM does have a preference for: Applicants that live and/or work in Mayfield, or disabled.

For more information, visit the HAM website, or call the office at 270-247-6391, from 7:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Last Updated on 09/25/2015.

Housing Authority of Mayfield Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List: Closed

The Housing Authority of Mayfield (HAM) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last opened for four months in July 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Mayfield, KY is about 130 miles west of Bowling Green, KY.

To apply in 2015, applicants were required to complete the online pre-application.

The HAM identified the following preferences: Applicants that live and/or work in Mayfield, or disabled.

For more information, visit the HAM website, or call the office at (270) 247-6391 from 7:00 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Thursday.

Last Updated on 11/01/2015.

More information about Housing Authority of Mayfield can be found on its website at http://mayfieldhousing.com/.


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

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of Mayfield manages 199 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 169 12 18
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $343 $282 $710
Monthly Cost $57,920 $3,387 $12,778

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Mayfield

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 31% having issued approximately 6 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 5 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 $11,105 per year. 100% of households were very low income (VLI) and 63% were extremely low income (ELI). 22% 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 76% 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, 44% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 28% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 4% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

44% of households included children, 7% of which had two adults in the household. 40% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.

34% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 30% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Mayfield Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% 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. 62% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

29% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 46% with 2 bedrooms and 25% with 3 or more bedrooms. 22% 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 Mayfield voucher holders in 2016 was $256 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $388. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $151.



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.