Paris-Bourbon County Community Dev. Agency

525 High Street
Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky 40361

Paris-Bourbon County Community Dev. Agency is a Public Housing Agency in Paris, Kentucky that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program.

Paris-Bourbon County Community Dev. Agency serves Bourbon County.

About Paris-Bourbon County Community Dev. Agency

Representatives of Paris-Bourbon County Community Dev. Agency may be available by phone at (859) 987-1970. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/17/2019, it is not known if Paris-Bourbon County Community Dev. Agency 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 Paris-Bourbon County Community Dev. Agency Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Paris-Bourbon County Community Dev. Agency manages 453 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership
Vouchers 448 5
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $394 $338
Monthly Cost $176,568 $1,689

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Paris-Bourbon County Community Dev. Agency

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 18% having issued approximately 24 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 11 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 $10,893 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 80% were extremely low income (ELI). 31% 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 68% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

7% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 49% 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.

45% of households included children, 8% of which had two adults in the household. 43% of households with children have a female head of household. 86% of all households were headed by a female.

18% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 16% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Paris-Bourbon County Community Dev. Agency Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 35% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 64% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

13% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 49% with 2 bedrooms and 39% with 3 or more bedrooms. 38% 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 Paris-Bourbon County Community Dev. Agency voucher holders in 2016 was $267 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $482. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $99.



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.