The Kentucky Housing Corporation is a Section 8 Public Housing Agency in Frankfort, Kentucky.
The Kentucky Housing Corporation serves Bath County, Breckinridge County, Carter County, Daviess County, Fulton County, Hancock County, Hopkins County, Larue County, Livingston County, Marion County, Monroe County, Owen County, Rowan County, Trigg County, Wolfe County, Caldwell County, Clark County, Estill County, Grant County, Jessamine County, Lee County, Mason County, Muhlenberg County, Perry County, Shelby County, Warren County, Ballard County, Bracken County, Carlisle County, Crittenden County, Henry County, Knott County, Lewis County, Mercer County, Ohio County, Pulaski County, Webster County, Bullitt County, Edmonson County, Gallatin County, Hardin County, Jackson County, Logan County, Marshall County, Montgomery County, Owsley County, Russell County, Trimble County, Woodford County, Allen County, Calloway County, Clay County, Hart County, Leslie County, McCreary County, Meade County, Simpson County, Barren County, Breathitt County, Carroll County, Hickman County, Lincoln County, Magoffin County, Metcalfe County, Oldham County, Rockcastle County, Todd County, Butler County, Christian County, Elliott County, Garrard County, Lawrence County, Lyon County, Martin County, Morgan County, Union County, Robertson County, Anderson County, Fleming County, Grayson County, Letcher County, McLean County, Menifee County, Nicholas County, Powell County, Spencer County and Wayne County.
As of the most recent VMS report, Kentucky Housing Corporation manages 4,442 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|
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$456||$518||$242||$816||$460||$353|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.