Contact: Charla Jackson Peter
(502) 564-7630, ext. 454
Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) has announced that the waiting
list for Section 8 Tenant-Based Rental Assistance will close at 12:01
a.m. on Thursday, April 1, 2010, in 87 Kentucky counties where KHC administers the program.
Due to the high volume of applications for rental-housing assistance,
KHC is forced to close the waiting list to new applicants. No new
applications will be accepted by KHC after Wednesday, March 31,
2010. The waiting list opened January 1, 2010 after being closed in
2008, when wait exceeded two years.
Funding for the program is limited and comes from the U.S. Department
of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Also known as the Housing
Choice Voucher Program, Kentucky Housing administers rent payments to
property owners on behalf of the program participants who select a
dwelling that meets HUD-housing guidelines. The housing assistance
stays with the participant if they move.
A list of counties in which Kentucky Housing Corporation administers
this program and a pre-application form can be found by clicking on the
Rental Assistance link at www.kyhousing.org.
Applicants may also request an application by calling one of Kentucky
Housing’s offices. Residents of eastern Kentucky may call (866)
208-6525. Residents of western Kentucky may call (866) 855-7317.
Residents of central Kentucky may call (877) 552-7368. All of these
numbers are toll-free in Kentucky. The TTY number for all areas of the
state is 711.
When the waiting list reopens at a future date, announcements will be made in local news media and on KHC's Web site, www.kyhousing.org.
Kentucky Housing Corporation, the state housing finance agency,
was created by the 1972 General Assembly to provide affordable housing
opportunities. As a self-supporting, public corporation, Kentucky
Housing offers lower-than-market rate home mortgages, housing production
financing, homeownership education/counseling, rental assistance,
housing rehabilitation and supportive housing programs for special needs
Kentucky Housing Corporation prohibits discrimination in
employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual
orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, disability or veteran
For more information, contact:
Kentucky Housing Corporation | 1231 Louisville Rd., Frankfort,
502-564-7630; 800-633-8896 (KY only); TTY 711