Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing Agency in Lexington, Kentucky.
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority serves Fayette County.
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The Lexington Housing Authority (LHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for for five days in March 2018; and before that for five days in August 2015, in January 2015, and in 2010. 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 had the following preferences: Displaced by the LHA, veteran Head-of-Household, permanent resident of Kentucky, and up to 20% of vouchers shall be used by the LHA's Special Partners. Further explanation of each preference can be found here.
Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.
For more information, visit the LHA website, or call the office at (859) 281-5060.
Last Updated on 05/26/2018.
More information about Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.lexha.org/.
As of 05/23/2018, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.
As of the most recent VMS report, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority manages 3,109 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:
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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 122 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 10 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 15 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $12,715 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 42% 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 52% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 61% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 22% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 12% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 0% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.
57% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 54% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.
74% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 72% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 19% include at least one person with a disability. 27% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 76% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
21% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 35% with 2 bedrooms and 44% with 3 or more bedrooms. 22% 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 Lexington-Fayette Urban County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $355 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $566. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $167.
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.