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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.
FTC and HUD Issue Warning about Section 8 Website Scams
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:
Notice: Applications are no longer being accepted through the Waiting List Portal below.
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 for HUD, KHC works to ensure property owners, management agencies, and residents adhere to the requirements of the program. KHC may perform onsite visits of your property, which includes desk reviews. KHC staff will work with property owners and residents to help resolve any reported issues.
KHC also assists property owners with renewing their federal HAP contracts, along with adjusting rents and reviewing utility allowance requests. HAP contracts are renewed to help ensure the continued availability of affordable housing in Kentucky. All requests for HAP payments are reviewed and processed timely in order to be sent to the owner by the first business day of each month.
Property owners must develop written tenant selection policies and procedures, including descriptions of eligibility requirements and income limits for admission. These plans must be made available to the public. Property managers or on-site personnel accept applications from those needing rental assistance who meet the eligibility requirements outlined in the tenant selection plan.
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.