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KHC offers a variety of rental assistance programs to assist families across Kentucky in securing affordable rental housing. The most common programs are Project-Based Contract Administration (PBCA) and the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program.

Notice: Applications are being accepted for KHC's Section 8 Waiting List beginning at 9 a.m. ET Monday, June 1, 2020.
FTC and HUD Issue Warning about Section 8 Website Scams
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are working together to alert consumers of scams aimed at people who are seeking Section 8 housing. Fraudulent websites have been created to look exactly like registration sites for Section 8 waiting list lotteries. They may have "Section 8" in the title and some have been known to show an Equal Housing Opportunity logo. For more information, please read the full article posted by the National Council of State Housing Agencies (NCSHA).


If you are currently seeking rental assistance, KHC has the following resources available to assist you:


If you applied for a subsidy through KHC, review the Voucher options below. If you applied at a property, review the Project-Based options below.






KHC's Project-Based Contract Administration (PBCA) Program provides rental assistance for extremely low- to moderate-income residents living in certain apartment complexes throughout Kentucky. The subsidy is tied to specific complexes and paid directly to the owner on behalf of the resident. The rental subsidy does not follow the resident from property to property.


KHC works to ensure property owners, management agencies, and residents adhere to the requirements of the program. If you are a resident and have concern about your apartment or assistance, you must first contact the property manager or onsite personnel. If you need further assistance, you can contact KHC toll-free in Kentucky at 844-797-5078 or 502-564-4577; TTY 711.


Landlord or Owner


Through the execution of federal Housing Assistance Payment (HAP) contracts KHC is able to provide rental assistance through the PBCA program and the Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program.


Project-Based Contract Administration (PBCA)


As the Contract Administrator (CA) for HUD, KHC works to ensure property owners, management agents, and residents adhere to the requirements of the Section 8, project-based assistance program. In order to accomplish this KHC is required to complete certain task for HUD such as those listed below:

Contract Renewals:  KHC assists property owners with renewing their federal HAP contracts, along with adjusting and reviewing utility allowance requests.  HAP contracts are renewed to help ensure the continued availability of affordable housing in Kentucky.

Housing Assistance Payments (HAP):  To obtain assistance payments, the owner must submit monthly subsidy billing to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or the Contract Administrator (CA). KHC reviews, verifies, and approves all of the vouchers submitted each month as required by HUD to ensure payment to the owner is accurate.

Management and Occupancy Reviews (MORs):  KHC may perform onsite visits of your property.  An MOR will include desk reviews outlined in the HUD Handbook 4350.1, REV-1, Chapter 6 utilizing the HUD Form-9834.

Tenant Concerns:  KHC staff will work with property owners, management agents and residents to help resolve any reported issues or concerns. ​​KHC Site Poster.pdf


Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)


KHC uses federal HAP contracts to provide rental assistance in the Section 8 Program. Landlords receive the HAP portion of the tenant’s payment from KHC monthly on behalf of Section 8 families. At a minimum, each contract unit is inspected annually, but is expected to meet Housing Quality Standards at all times.


If you have rental properties in any of the counties administered by KHC, please consider renting to a Section 8 voucher participant. KHC will list vacant units to help your property stay at capacity. If you would like more information, please review the counties served.