Housing Authority of Owensboro

2161 E 19th Street
Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky 42303

Housing Authority of Owensboro is a Public Housing Agency in Owensboro, Kentucky that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of October 17th, 2019, Housing Authority of Owensboro has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

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

Housing Authority of Owensboro serves Owensboro.

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

Open Housing Authority of Owensboro Waiting Lists

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

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

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


Owensboro, KY is about 100 miles southwest of Louisville, KY.



To apply, visit the HAO office to pick up or to submit a pre-application in person, located at 2161 E 19th St., Owensboro, KY 42303, from 8:00 am until 12:00 am CT; and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.


No documents are needed at this time.





For more information, call the HAO office at (270) 683-5365 from 8:00 am until 4:30 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)683-5365.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/27/2018.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

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

The HAO offers three Public Housing communities with 555 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from studios to 4 bedrooms.

To apply, visit the HAO office to submit a pre-application in person, located at 2161 E 19th St., Owensboro, KY 42303, from 8:00 am until 11:00 am CT; and 1:00 pm until 4:00 pm, on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Be sure to bring these documents with you when applying: Social Security Cards for all household members, and photo IDs for all adult household members. All adult household members must be present when applying for Public Housing.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, call the HAO office at (270) 683-5365 from 8:00 am until 4:30 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)683-5365.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/25/2015.

About Housing Authority of Owensboro

Representatives of Housing Authority of Owensboro may be available by phone at (270) 683-5365. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/17/2019, it is not known if Housing Authority of Owensboro 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 Owensboro Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of Owensboro manages 262 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 262
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $346
Monthly Cost $90,602

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Owensboro

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 15% having issued approximately 18 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 15 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 $10,779 per year. 100% of households were very low income (VLI) and 81% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% of households had wages as a major source of income, 8% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 64% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

16% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 42% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

51% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 49% of households with children have a female head of household. 85% of all households were headed by a female.

22% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 17% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Owensboro Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% include at least one person with a disability. 44% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 64% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

33% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 45% with 2 bedrooms and 22% with 3 or more bedrooms. 14% 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 Owensboro voucher holders in 2016 was $271 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $529. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $122.



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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