About Kentucky Housing Corporation

The Kentucky Housing Corporation is a Section 8 public housing agency in Frankfort, Kentucky.

The Kentucky Housing Corporation serves the state of Kentucky.

Kentucky Housing Corporation Waiting Lists

Multi-County, Kentucky Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

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 prior to 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, after sorting preferences.

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

Last Updated on 01/13/2017.


About the Kentucky Housing Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Kentucky Housing Corporation manages 4,423 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 3,886 45 26 35 27 378
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $464 $532 $242 $848 $452 $355
Monthly Cost $1,801,758 $23,944 $6,280 $29,671 $12,208 $134,274

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.