Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program open | Families
Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) has announced the waiting list for the Housing Choice Voucher Program or Section 8 Rental Assistance has begun accepting applications in the 87 counties in which KHC administers the program. That includes Ohio, McLean and Hancock Counties.
The waiting list for Section 8 in these 87 counties will be open, each year, for the months of July and January. In previous years, the list would open and close based on number of responses. Applicants who wish to receive rental assistance from KHC must choose one of the listed counties.
The Housing Choice Voucher Program allows participants to locate and rent a house, duplex, apartment, or mobile home on their own using the voucher, as long as the dwelling meets the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) housing guidelines. The housing assistance stays with the participant. KHC receives funding from HUD, which is used to pay rent to owners on behalf of the program participants.
The preapplication to receive Section 8 assistance isavailable on KHC’s Web site at www.kyhousing.org. Applicants may also request the preapplication by calling one of Kentucky Housing’s offices. Residents of eastern Kentucky may call toll-free (866) 208-6525 or TTY 711; western Kentucky residents may call toll-free (866) 855-7317 or TTY 711