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Housing Authority of Paducah - Section 8

2330 Ohio St
Paducah, McCracken County, Kentucky 42001

Housing Authority of Paducah - Section 8 is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of August 15th, 2020, Housing Authority of Paducah - Section 8 has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The McCracken County, Kentucky Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of Paducah - Section 8 serves McCracken County.

Waiting List information for the Housing Authority of Paducah Public Housing program can be found here.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
McCracken County, Kentucky Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice

Open Housing Authority of Paducah - Section 8 Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Housing Authority of Paducah - Section 8 Website: http://www.paducahhousing.com/.

Housing Authority of Paducah - Section 8 Phone: (270) 444-8542.

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

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Housing Authority of Paducah (HAP) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are available as of January 6, 2020; and will be accepted from January 20, 2020 at 9:00 am CT, until further notice.

Please note: The information provided in the HAP public notice is not clear on the time period that applications are being accepted. It says that the waiting list, "will reopen for acceptance of applications on Monday, January 06, 2020." But it then says that, "Completed applications with required documentation will be accepted from 9:00 A.M. until 11:30 A.M. and from 1:30 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, January 20th, 21th & 22nd, 2020." So it is possible that applications will not begin to be accepted until January 20, 2020. Affordable Housing Online has contacted the HAP for clarification.

There are two ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Pick up an application from the HAP Section 8 Office, located at 2330 Ohio St., Paducah, KY (Elmwood Court Section 8 side of the building).
  2. Print the paper application that will be available online here on January 27, 2020. The application link will be under the "Section 8" tab.

Once the application has been completed, it must be returned to the HAP Section 8 Office at the address mentioned above, on January 20, 21, and 22, 2020; from 9:00 am until 11:30 am, and 1:30 pm until 3:00 pm. Beginning January 27, 2020, applications must be returned to the HAP Section 8 Office at the address mentioned above on Mondays and Tuesdays only from 9:00 am until 11:00 am.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Victims of a Natural Disaster who were or were not, prior to the disaster, receiving assistance from public housing or a housing choice voucher program. 100 points.
  • Veterans of the Armed Forces. 40 points.
  • Elderly/Disabled Families
    • Elderly preference is available when the head or spouse/significant other is aged 62 or older. Disabled preference is available when the applicant’s household will contain one or more members who are considered disabled as defined in HAP’s Housing policy. 40 points.
  • Employment
    • All adult family members must be (working at least 20 hours per week) unless elderly (62+) or disabled. In households containing elderly or disabled adults, at least one adult family member must be working or a full-time student. Applicants with an adult family member who is currently working (at least 20 hours per week). 30 points.
  • School/Education/Job Training
    • Applicants with an adult family member who is enrolled in college/vocational school (minimum of 6 or more credit hours) per semester; or enrolled in an employment training program; adult continuing education program (e.g. JOBS, JTPA, GED, etc.) 17 points.
  • Homeless/Domestic Violence Victim (See Glossary for definition of “Homeless”). 40 points.
  • McCracken County Residents. 15 points.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the HAP website.

Sources: This information was verified by the HAP website, as of January 10, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in McCracken County, Kentucky.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via the Section 8 Office at (270) 450-4239.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 01/16/2020.

About Housing Authority of Paducah - Section 8

More information about Housing Authority of Paducah - Section 8 can be found on its website at http://www.paducahhousing.com/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of Paducah - Section 8 may be available by phone at (270) 444-8542. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
HCV Portability Status

As of 08/15/2020, it is not known if Housing Authority of Paducah - Section 8 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 Paducah - Section 8 Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of Paducah - Section 8 manages 380 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 332 13 10 4 13
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $378 $363 $196 $484 $276
Monthly Cost $125,447 $4,713 $1,963 $1,935 $3,588

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Paducah - Section 8

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 22 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 7 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 $12,322 per year. 93% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% were extremely low income (ELI). 25% of households had wages as a major source of income, 4% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 66% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

7% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 47% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 21% 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.

44% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 42% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.

48% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 47% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Paducah - Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program, 27% include at least one person with a disability. 48% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 58% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

22% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 50% with 2 bedrooms and 28% with 3 or more bedrooms. 33% 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 Paducah - Section 8 voucher holders in 2016 was $308 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $475. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $141.



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.