Kentucky Housing Corporation

1231 Louisville Road
Frankfort, Franklin County, Kentucky 40601

Kentucky Housing Corporation is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of January 21st, 2022, Kentucky Housing Corporation has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

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
Waiting List Status
Multi-County, Kentucky Housing Choice Voucher Open Now

Open Kentucky Housing Corporation Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Kentucky Housing Corporation Website: https://www.kyhousing.org/Pages/default.aspx.

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

Open Now: Multi-County, Kentucky Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open.

The KHA is accepting Section 8 HCV applications for this waiting list from January 3, 2022 at 9:00 am, until January 31, 2022 at 5:00 pm ET.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application available here.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the KHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the KHA on December 17, 2021.

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 01/03/2022.

About Kentucky Housing Corporation

More information about Kentucky Housing Corporation can be found on its website at https://www.kyhousing.org/Pages/default.aspx.

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 01/21/2022, 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 4,650 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of September 30th, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 4,147 44 60 10 18 29 342
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $470 $538 $643 $275 $1,074 $370 $386
Monthly Cost $1,948,999 $23,658 $38,560 $2,752 $19,326 $10,727 $132,074

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.


Low Income Housing Managed by Kentucky Housing Corporation

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