Kentucky Housing Corporation

1231 Louisville Road
Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky 40601
(502) 564-7630

Kentucky Housing Corporation is a Public Housing Agency in Frankfort, Kentucky that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Kentucky Housing Corporation serves Allen County, Anderson County, Ballard County, Barren County, Bath County, Bracken County, Breathitt County, Breckinridge County, Bullitt County, Butler County, Caldwell County, Calloway County, Carlisle County, Carroll County, Carter County, Christian County, Clark County, Clay County, Crittenden County, Daviess County, Edmonson County, Elliott County, Estill County, Fleming County, Fulton County, Gallatin County, Garrard County, Grant County, Grayson County, Hancock County, Hardin County, Hart County, Henry County, Hickman County, Hopkins County, Jackson County, Jessamine County, Knott County, Larue County, Lawrence County, Lee County, Leslie County, Letcher County, Lewis County, Lincoln County, Livingston County, Logan County, Lyon County, Magoffin County, Marion County, Marshall County, Martin County, Mason County, McCreary County, McLean County, Meade County, Menifee County, Mercer County, Metcalfe County, Monroe County, Montgomery County, Morgan County, Muhlenberg County, Nicholas County, Ohio County, Oldham County, Owen County, Owsley County, Perry County, Powell County, Pulaski County, Robertson County, Rockcastle County, Rowan County, Russell County, Shelby County, Simpson County, Spencer County, Todd County, Trigg County, Trimble County, Union County, Warren County, Wayne County, Webster County, Wolfe County and Woodford County but does not serve Adair County, Bell County, Boone County, Bourbon County, Boyd County, Boyle County, Campbell County, Casey County, Clinton County, Cumberland County, Fayette County, Floyd County, Franklin County, Graves County, Green County, Greenup County, Harlan County, Harrison County, Henderson County, Jefferson County, Johnson County, Kenton County, Knox County, Laurel County, Madison County, McCracken County, Nelson County, Pendleton County, Pike County, Scott County, Taylor County, Washington County and Whitley County.

The Kentucky Housing Corporation service area for Christian, Daviess, Hopkins, Marion, Mason, and Warren County only includes areas outside of city limits.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Multi-County, Kentucky Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Other Kentucky Housing Corporation Waiting Lists

Closed: Multi-County, Kentucky Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please note: The Kentucky Housing Corporation covers 87 of the 120 counties in the State of Kentucky. A list of all covered counties can be found here.

The Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from July 2016 until January 2017; and before that for one week in July 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Chronic homelessness, homeless veteran, displaced by natural disaster, currently on a short-term funded rental assistance program.

Applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the KHC website, or call the office at (502) 564-7630.

Last Updated on 01/07/2019.

About Kentucky Housing Corporation

More information about Kentucky Housing Corporation can be found on its website at

HCV Portability Status

As of 07/16/2019, it is not known if Kentucky Housing Corporation 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 Kentucky Housing Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Kentucky Housing Corporation manages 4,409 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 3,909 47 24 39 29 337
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $471 $299 $260 $639 $385 $355
Monthly Cost $1,842,251 $14,048 $6,228 $24,915 $11,151 $119,710

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Kentucky Housing Corporation

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 23% having issued approximately 186 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 9 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 35 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $10,001 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 78% were extremely low income (ELI). 17% 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 70% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 53% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 22% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

41% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 38% of households with children have a female head of household. 79% of all households were headed by a female.

22% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 21% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Kentucky Housing Corporation Housing Choice Voucher program, 25% 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. 82% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

28% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 34% with 3 or more bedrooms. 30% 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 Kentucky Housing Corporation voucher holders in 2016 was $250 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $672. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $187.

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.

Apartment Communities managed by Kentucky Housing Corporation

Independence Homes Apartments

507 Rogers Rd
Lexington, KY
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