| For Immediate Release
| January 4, 2010
Kentucky Housing Reopens Section 8
Rental Assistance Waiting List
Kentucky Housing Corporation has announced the January 1, 2010 reopening of the waiting list in the 87 Kentucky counties in which it administers the Section 8 Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program. Due to the high demand for rental housing assistance in 2008, Kentucky Housing was forced to close its waiting list as the wait surpassed two years.
The Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program allows participants to locate and rent a house, duplex, apartment, or mobile home on their own using a housing choice 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. Kentucky Housing receives funding from HUD which is used to pay rent to owners on behalf of the program participants.
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 toll-free (866) 208-6525 or TTY 711; western Kentucky residents may call toll-free (866) 855-7317 or TTY 711; and residents of central Kentucky may call toll-free (877) 552-7368, or TTY 711.
A flier about the waiting list, in English and in Spanish, is available on Kentucky Housing’s Web site under Rental Assistance.
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 populations.
Kentucky Housing Corporation prohibits discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, disability or veteran status.