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Louisville Metro Housing Authority

600 S 7th St
Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky 40203

Louisville Metro Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, Moving to Work, and Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) programs. As of August 11th, 2020, Louisville Metro Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Jefferson County, Kentucky Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Louisville Metro Housing Authority serves Jefferson County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Jefferson County, Kentucky Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Louisville Metro Housing Authority 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.

Louisville Metro Housing Authority Website: http://www.lmha1.org/.

Louisville Metro Housing Authority Phone: (502) 569-6060.

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

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Louisville Metro Housing Authority (LMHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is open, since at least March, 2017, until further notice.

There are four ways to apply:

  1. Download and print the the application online here. Select the "Section 8 Housing Application" or "Section 8 Housing Application (Spanish)" link.
  2. Pick up an application at the LMHA office, located at 600 South 7th Street, Louisville, KY 40203.
  3. Call (502) 569-6076.
  4. Write a letter to:
    Louisville Metro Housing Authority
    P.O. Box 189
    Louisville, KY 40201-0189

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed to the LMHA, P.O. Box 189, Louisville, KY 40201. Applications will not be accepted by fax, email or in person.

There are preferences, and they can be found on the application.  

For more information, visit the LMHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 5025696060.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/12/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Louisville Metro Housing Authority (LMHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, since at least March, 2017, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To applydownload and print the application online here. Select the "Application for Public Housing" or "Application for Public Housing (Spanish)" link.

Once the application has been completed, it must be mailed or hand delivered to the LMHA at 420 South 8th Street, Louisville, KY 40203, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Displaced victims of domestic violence, displaced by government action, rent burden, substandard living conditions, or homeless.

For more information, visit the LMHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (502) 569-6060.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/12/2019.

About Louisville Metro Housing Authority

More information about Louisville Metro Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.lmha1.org/.

Representatives of Louisville Metro Housing Authority may be available by phone at (502) 569-6060. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

How To Check Your Waiting List Status

You can check your waiting list status by phone by calling (502) 584-1704.

Open today from 8:00am to 4:00pm ET.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:00pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm
Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of 05/31/2019, Louisville Metro 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.


About the Louisville Metro Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Louisville Metro Housing Authority manages 9,319 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:

Homeownership Family Unification Tenant Protection Moving To Work Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 198 37 727 7,953 38 356
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $507 $645 $611 $571 $981 $414
Monthly Cost $100,477 $23,879 $443,861 $4,541,195 $37,271 $147,514

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Louisville Metro Housing Authority

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 14% having issued approximately 661 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 9 years and 8 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 5 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.6 persons and has a household income of $12,022 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 75% were extremely low income (ELI). 29% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 62% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 62% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% 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.

53% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 51% of households with children have a female head of household. 84% of all households were headed by a female.

75% 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 Louisville Metro Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 24% include at least one person with a disability. 34% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 86% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

17% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 49% with 3 or more bedrooms. 27% 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 Louisville Metro Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $337 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $646. 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.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Louisville Metro Housing Authority

Village Manor Apartments

107 Fenley Ave
Louisville, Kentucky

Stephen Foster Senior Living Plus

4020 Garland Ave
Louisville, Kentucky

Parkway Pl

1622-B South 13th St
Louisville, Kentucky

Dosker Manor

413 E Muhammad Ali Blvd
Louisville, Kentucky

St Catherine Court

1114 S 4th St
Louisville, Kentucky

Avenue Plaza

400 S 8th St
Louisville, Kentucky

Chauncey

3622 Southern Ave
Louisville, Kentucky

Park Duv All

1804 RUSSELL LEE DRIVE
Louisville, Kentucky
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

The Apartments at St. Martin School

807 E Gray St
Louisville, Kentucky

St Francis

100 St. Francis Court
Louisville, Kentucky

Clarksdale I Scattered 69

515 E Breckinridge St
Louisville, Kentucky

Liberty Green

519 E Jefferson St
Louisville, Kentucky
Call For Rent
Studio-4 BR

Lourdes Hall

4314 Bishop Ln
Louisville, Kentucky

Beecher Terrace I & II

434 S 10th St
Louisville, Kentucky
Call For Rent
1-3 BR

Sheppard Square

727 S Jackson St
Louisville, Kentucky

Whipps Mill

10014-10046 Whipps Mill Rd
Louisville, Kentucky

328 N Birchwood Ave

328 N Birchwood Ave
Louisville, Kentucky

Presbyterian Community Center Apartments

760 S Hancock
Louisville, Kentucky
Call For Rent
1 BR

550 Apartments

550 South 8th Street
Louisville, Kentucky

6th Street

1141 South 6th Street
Louisville, Kentucky

19th Street

300 North 19th Street
Louisville, Kentucky

Baxter Avenue

525 Baxter Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky

East Pages Lane

4715 East Pages Lane
Louisville, Kentucky

Fegenbush Lane

4525 Fegenbush Lane
Louisville, Kentucky

Noltemeyer Wynde Complex

4528 Noltemeyer Wynde
Louisville, Kentucky

Low Income Housing Managed by Louisville Metro Housing Authority

Will E. Seay Plaza

4314 Bishop Lane
Watterson Park, Kentucky
Call For Rent
1 BR