The Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) allows eligible families to rent a residence within the city limits of Hopkinsville from a private landlord. In order for a housing unit to be eligible for rent under this program, it must pass a thorough inspection, be the appropriate size unit for the family, have a rent amount that is allowable under HUD's program guidelines, and the property owner must be willing to participate and cooperate with the program.
The tenant portion of the rent is based on the entire household's income. As a general rule, rent in Section 8 will not exceed 1/3 of the family's monthly gross income. A security deposit is required before moving into a unit, and that amount is determined by the owner.
To Qualify for Section 8: you must meet the Department of Housing and Urban Development's income limit guidelines for Hopkinsville, pass a criminal background check, not owe a debt to this or any other housing agency or subsidized housing program, and be in good standing with any prior subsidized housing where you have lived before.
The Housing Authority of Hopkinsville will begin accepting applications for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program on April 1, 2017. Applications will be available online at www.housingah.org from April 1, 2017 through May 31, 2017. Applications will also be available at the Housing Authority office at 400 N. Elm St., Hopkinsville, KY 42240 on a walk-in basis. Walk-in applications will be accepted on Wednesdays only from 9-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities upon request. After May 31, 2017, applications will only be accepted from applicants who qualify as displaced. For more information, please call 270-887-4275 EXT. 1106.