Housing Authority of Springfield

1057 Melavin Circle
Springfield, Washington County, Kentucky 40069
(859) 336-7645

Housing Authority of Springfield is a Public Housing Agency in Springfield, Kentucky that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of June 16th, 2019, Housing Authority of Springfield has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

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

Housing Authority of Springfield serves Springfield.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Housing Authority of Springfield Housing Choice Voucher Open Indefinitely
Public Housing Open Indefinitely

Open Housing Authority of Springfield Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Housing Authority of Springfield Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

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

Springfield, KY is about 55 miles southwest of Lexington, KY.

To apply, visit the HAS to pick up a pre-application, located at 1057 Melavin Cir., Springfield, KY 40069, from 8:00 until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm ET, Monday-Friday.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, photo IDs for all adult household members, and proof of all income.

The HAS does have a preference for: Working families, and applicants that live and/or work in Springfield.

For more information, call the HAS office at (859) 336-7645 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 (859)336-7645.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/14/2017.

Open Indefinitely: Public Housing Waiting List

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

The HAS offers one Public Housing community with 95 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 5 bedrooms.

To apply, visit the HAS to pick up a pre-application, located at 1057 Melavin Cir, Springfield, KY 40069, from 8:00 amenity 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards and birth certificates for all household members, photo IDs for all adult household members, and proof of all income.

The HAS does have a preference for: Working families, and applicants that live and/or work in Springfield.

For more information, call the HAS office at (859) 336-7645, 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 (859)336-7645.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/25/2015.

About Housing Authority of Springfield

HCV Portability Status

As of 06/16/2019, it is not known if Housing Authority of Springfield 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 Springfield Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Housing Authority of Springfield manages 53 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 53
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $325
Monthly Cost $17,248

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of Springfield

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 4 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 23 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.7 persons and has a household income of $10,936 per year. 91% of households were very low income (VLI) and 67% were extremely low income (ELI). 11% 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

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 29% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 25% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 40% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 7% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

26% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 25% of households with children have a female head of household. 78% of all households were headed by a female.

20% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 16% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of Springfield Housing Choice Voucher program, 31% include at least one person with a disability. 36% 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

40% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 25% 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 Springfield voucher holders in 2016 was $271 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $379. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $112.



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 Springfield

Hill Top

1001 Melavin Cir
Springfield, KY
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