Applicants


Notice:
Effective November 30, 2016, the Housing Assistance Waiting List will be closed until further notice.
We will no longer accept applications unless you meet our P1 preference, which includes: deemed homeless by service agency, a victim of domestic violence, a military veteran, or displaced due to governement action. Documentation must be submitted verifying preference.


Applicants


The Housing Choice Voucher program offers the opportunity for low income families to cho
ose affordable rental housing in Boyd County, Kentucky.  Program participants pay approximately 30% of their monthly adjusted income towards rent and utilities ($50 minimum).  The Housing Choice Voucher program subsidizes the balance of rent owed to the owner.

How do applicants qualify?

Applicants are determined eligible based on their annual income.  Ashland Assisted Housing Authority serves two different types of low-income families: very low-income and extremely low-income. To determine if the family is income eligible, the housing authority compares the annual income limit for the family’s size.  The chart below illustrates the income limits based on family size.
 
FY2016 Income Limits
 
 
Based on Family Size
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 $ 19,200
 $ 21,950
 $ 24,700
 $ 27,400
 $ 29,600
 $ 31,800
 $ 34,000
 $ 36,200


Ashland Assisted Housing uses a preference ranking system that takes into account factors as stated in Administrative Plan.  All preliminary applications received will be sorted by preference and then application date and time. 

Preference 1:

Families who:

  • Where terminated from HVC program due to insufficient HVC funding,
  • Victims of domestic violence,
  • Victims of domestic violence in public housing,
  • Displaced by government action,
  • Deemed homeless by written verification from local support agency, or
  • Where head, co-head or spouse is defined as a veteran.
Preference 2:

  • Families who are working or attending school in Boyd County.  Families must live in Boyd County.
  • Families must be working 20 hours a week to qualify or attending school fulltime as defined by the institution.  Families may qualify for the preference if an individual family member is attending school part time (6 hours per week) and working part-time (10 hours per week.) Families must live in Boyd County.
  • Families who are defined as elderly by HUD standards:  Elderly family means a family whose head or spouse or sole member is a person who is at least 62 years of age. It may include two or more persons who are at least 62 years of age living together, or one or more persons who are at least 62 years of age living with one or more live-in aides.  [24 CFR 5.403]
  • Families who are defined as disable by HUD standards:  A disabled family is a family whose head, spouse, or sole member is a person with disabilities.  It may include two or more persons with disabilities living together, or one or more persons with disabilities living with one or more live-in aides. [24 CFR 5.503] 

Preference 3:

  • Families who are not working or attending school and live in Boyd County. 

Preference 4:

  • All other families, whether the applicant is working, attending school, or lives in Boyd County.

 

All families may apply for assistance. 
The applicant is responsible for updating any changes on the application, including but not limited to income, contact information, etc.  It is strongly suggested applicants fully complete HUD form Supplement to Application for Federally Assisted Program.  This form is optional but aids the agency in contacting you and serving you.
 
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Housing Choice Voucher Program Fact Sheet

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