About Housing Authority of Owensboro

The Housing Authority of Owensboro is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Owensboro, Kentucky.

The Housing Authority of Owensboro serves Owensboro.

Housing Authority of Owensboro Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

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.

Summary

  • What: Housing Authority of Owensboro Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • In Person Application

Last Updated on 09/25/2015.

Housing Authority of Owensboro Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Open Indefinitely

The Housing Authority of Owensboro (HAO) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

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.

Last Updated on 09/29/2015.


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

As of March 31st, 2016 the Housing Authority of Owensboro manages 264 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 260 1 3
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $349 $328 $792
Monthly Cost $90,780 $328 $2,375

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.


Public Housing Operated by Housing Authority of Owensboro

1216 E 8th St
Harry Smith Homes is a 226 unit low income housing apartment community in Owensboro.
315 N Dieterle Dr
Rolling Heights is a 354 unit low income housing apartment community in Owensboro.
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Affordable Apartments near Housing Authority of Owensboro

2900 Dixiana Court
Sisson Manor is a 48 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1 bedroom apartments for rent in Owensboro.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
1508 Frederica St
Independent Living I - Owensboro is a 12 unit low income housing apartment community in Owensboro.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units
530 Yale Pl
Roosevelt House II Apartments is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in Owensboro.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units