Applicants

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.
 
FY2018 Income Limits
 
 
Based on Family Size
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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2
3
4
5
6
7
8
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 $ 18,350
 $ 21,000
 $ 23,600
 $ 26,200
 $ 28,300
 $ 30,400
 $ 32,500
 $ 36,400
 

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 are victims of domestic violence. ***   
  • Families who are victims of domestic violence in public housing.   
  • Families displaced by government action.  
  • Families deemed as homeless by written verification from a local support agency (i.e. Salvation Army, Shelter of Hope, etc.).  
  • Any family that is deemed “homeless” will be considered/maintained in “homeless” preference for 24 months from the date of written verification.  
  • A family where the head, co-head, or spouse is defined as a veteran.  A veteran is a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who was discharged or released from service.  
  • Aging Out of Foster Care.  Youth at least 18 years old and not more than 21 years old who left foster care at the age of 16 or older and who lack adequate housing.

Preference 2: 

  • 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 working or attending school in Boyd County. Families must be working 20 hours a week to qualify or attending school full-time as defined by their institution. 
  • 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 2: 

  • All other families.


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
Assisted Housing Brochure

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