Housing Choice Voucher Program > About

As of January 31, 2022, applications are no longer being accepted for KHC's Housing Choice Voucher (HCV, also known as Section 8) Waiting List.


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.
  • Emergency Housing Vouchers – Vouchers for people experiencing homelessness.


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.

Stay Connected:

© Kentucky Housing Corporation
For more information, please contact:

Kentucky Housing Corporation
1231 Louisville Road, Frankfort, KY 40601
502-564-7630; 800-633-8896 (KY only); TTY 711
Equal Housing Provider