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Due to the current volume of applicants and potential wait time for assistance, the waiting list for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV, also known as Section 8) program closed on Friday, July 30, 2021. Applications are no longer being accepted at this time.

KHC will routinely accept applications for the months of January and July.  The opening date will occur on the first business day of the month and will close of the last business day of the month. When KHC opens the waiting list and begins accepting applications, notification will be made of the availability and nature of housing assistance for eligible households to the public through KHC’s website, eGram, social media, minority media and other suitable means. The notice will contain the date applications will be accepted and the methods for application submission.


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

  • Affordable Rental ​Directory – A list of rental housing complexes across the state. Tenants contact the property directly and go through the application process with the onsite personnel.​
  • Fair Housing – Learn your rights for fair housing.​
  • Applicant RENTCafé – Modify previously submitted applications for assistance.

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.


  • Family Self-Sufficiency Program – Voluntary program for Section 8 participants, providing opportunities to achieve economic self-sufficiency.
  • Housing Quality Standards - HQS defines “standard housing" and establishes the minimum criteria necessary for the health and safety of program participants.
  • Tenant RENTCafé – Review details of rental assistance.
  • VETT Vouchers– Vouchers for homeless veterans.


Tenant-Based Rental Assistance (TBRA)

KHC uses federal Housing Assistance Payment (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.

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Kentucky Housing Corporation
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