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Kentucky Housing Corporation

1231 Louisville Road
Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky 40601

Kentucky Housing Corporation is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of September 21st, 2020, Kentucky Housing Corporation has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

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

Kentucky Housing Corporation serves Kentucky but does not serve Adair County, Bell County, Boone County, Bourbon County, Boyd County, Boyle County, Breckinridge 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, Mercer County, Nelson County, Pendleton County, Pike County, Scott County, Taylor County, Bowling Green, Hopkinsville, Lebanon, Madisonville, Maysville and Owensboro.

Waiting List Statuses
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Multi-County, Kentucky Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice

Open Kentucky Housing Corporation 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.

Kentucky Housing Corporation Website: http://www.kyhousing.org/.

Kentucky Housing Corporation Phone: (502) 564-7630.

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

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from June 1, 2020, until further notice. Applications were last accepted from August 19, 2019, until August 23, 2019.

There are three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application here.
  2. Request an application by sending an email to hcvwaitinglist@kyhousing.org, and email back the application
  3. Call KHC Customer Service at (877) 552-7368, Ext. 711 to complete by phone.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Applicants who at pre-application reside in and remain in KHC’s 87-county jurisdiction while on the waiting list. Applicants who reach the top-of-the-waiting list and are determined ineligible
    for the preference will be returned to the waiting list by date and time of application. 
  • Mainstream: Households who certify homelessness for the Mainstream program whose head, spouse, or non-elderly household member (age 18-61) is a person with disabilities. If the head, spouse, or household member has not been designated as disabled by the Social Security Administration, certification of disability must be provided by a medical professional before the preference is applied. Applicants who reach the top- of-the-waiting list and are determined ineligible for the preference will be returned to the waiting list by date and time of application.
  • Kentucky households displaced from public housing, housing choice voucher participants, or applicants on KHC’s waiting list that have been victims of a state- or federal- declared natural
    disaster within 120 days of the declaration. Participants/applicants must be identified by a state or federal emergency agency as victims of the disaster. The number of applicants than can be assisted under this preference will depend on available funding.
  • Applicants seeking rental assistance who qualify for participation in The Learning Villa Scholar House Program located in Owensboro, Kentucky. The Scholar House Program participant is not required to reside in a Scholar House Program property in order to receive the waiting list preference. Upon eligibility determination and voucher issuance, the family’s voucher is transferred to the Housing Authority of Owensboro for absorption or administration.
  • Households receiving rental assistance through a government-funded, temporary, rental assistance program, i.e., state, federal, HOME, and received the assistance due to being
    homeless, at risk of homelessness, or victims of domestic violence.
    • Verification from the agency providing the temporary assistance must be received prior to preference approval. The verification must document the reason the family received the temporary assistance, as well as, the effective date the assistance began and the effective date of the initial lease. Applicants in this category will be placed on the waiting list for a preference at the time their initial, one-year lease term expires. Their annual recertification date will be used as their application date.

It is not known how selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list, weighed by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the KHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the KHA, as of August 7, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Allen, Anderson, Ballard, Barren, Bath, Bracken, Breathitt, Bullitt, Butler, Caldwell, Calloway, Carlisle, Carroll, Carter, Christian, Clark, Clay, Crittenden, Daviess, Edmonson, Elliott, Estill, Fleming, Fulton, Gallatin, Garrard, Grant, Grayson, Hancock, Hardin, Hart, Henry, Hickman, Hopkins, Jackson, Jessamine, Knott, Larue, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Lincoln, Livingston, Logan, Lyon, Magoffin, Marion, Marshall, Mason, Martin, McCreary, McLean, Meade, Menifee, Metcalfe, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Muhlenberg, Nicholas, Ohio, Oldham, Owen, Owsley, Perry, Powell, Pulaski, Robertson, Rockcastle, Rowan, Russell, Shelby, Simpson, Spencer, Todd, Trigg, Trimble, Union, Warren, Wayne, Webster, Wolfe, and Woodford County; excluding the Cities of Bowling Green, Hopkinsville, Lebanon, Madisonville, Maysville, and Owensboro, Kentucky.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (502) 564-9946.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/11/2020.

About Kentucky Housing Corporation

More information about Kentucky Housing Corporation can be found on its website at http://www.kyhousing.org/.

Representatives of Kentucky Housing Corporation may be available by phone at (502) 564-7630. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/21/2020, 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 HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Kentucky Housing Corporation manages 4,466 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 Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 4,006 48 8 21 30 25 307
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $444 $573 $628 $248 $832 $369 $345
Monthly Cost $1,777,831 $27,507 $5,020 $5,213 $24,951 $9,229 $105,988

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.


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