About Madisonville Housing Authority

The Madisonville Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Madisonville, Kentucky.

The Madisonville Housing Authority serves Madisonville.

Madisonville Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

The Madisonville Housing Authority (MHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled households.

Please note: The one bedroom waiting list is currently closed. Senior/disabled households can apply for a two bedroom if they qualify.

The MHA offers one Public Housing community with 186 units for families and senior/disabled households, ranging in size from 1 to 3 bedrooms.

There are two ways to apply:

  1. Visit the MHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 211 Pride Ave, Madisonville, KY 42431, from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.
  2. Download a pre-application online here, then print and complete.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Social Security cards for all household members, photo IDs for all adult household members, and proof of all income.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, visit the MHA website, or call the office at (270) 821-5517 from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

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Last Updated on 09/25/2015.

Madisonville Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The Madisonville Housing Authority (MHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last opened for nearly 8 months in June 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

For more information, visit the MHA website, or call the office at (270) 821-5517 from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday.

Last Updated on 09/25/2015.


About the Madisonville Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Madisonville Housing Authority manages 171 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard
Vouchers 171
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $303
Monthly Cost $51,863

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Madisonville 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 11% having issued approximately 16 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 7 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 29 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 $11,043 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 25% of households had wages as a major source of income, 3% 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, 52% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 19% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 26% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

46% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 44% of households with children have a female head of household. 88% of all households were headed by a female.

28% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 26% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Madisonville Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 37% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 43% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

22% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 41% with 2 bedrooms and 37% with 3 or more bedrooms. 28% 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 Madisonville Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $266 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $408. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $107.



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.


Affordable Apartments near Madisonville Housing Authority

652 S Kentucky Ave
Arbors of Madisonville is a 100 unit low income housing apartment community in Madisonville.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Project Based Rental Assistance
1505 Island Ford Rd
Cross Creek Apartments is a 129 unit low income housing apartment community in Madisonville.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance
75 Winding Crk
Shiloh Apartments is a 24 unit low income housing apartment community in Madisonville.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Madisonville.
Section 515 Rural Rental Housing