Section 8 Housing Assistance

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Section 8 Housing Assistance
Housing Authority of Paducah
Elmwood Court
2330 Ohio Street
Paducah, KY  42003

Housing Coordinator Lasica McEwen
270-444-8542

Partnership Between City and Housing Authority of Paducah

The City of Paducah and the Housing Authority of Paducah have partnered to improve the housing services for the community by relocating the Section 8 offices from City Hall to the Housing Authority of Paducah.  The offices have moved from City Hall to Elmwood Court located at 2330 Ohio Street.  

City Manager Jim Arndt says, “This partnership between the City and the Housing Authority to move the Section 8 offices to a more convenient location makes a lot of sense.  As we are striving to be the best city, this relocation allows for an improvement in the customer experience since the Section 8 clients can also find out about Housing Authority services at one location.”

Housing Authority of Paducah Executive Director Tommy Hollimon says, “The Housing Authority of Paducah is extremely excited about this partnership with the City of Paducah.  By uniting the location, staff, and experience of our organizations, we can now provide solutions for all of Paducah’s low-income and moderate-income families.  The public housing waiting list is currently open, and we will work to open the Section 8 waiting list soon after the move is completed.  This will allow residents to apply for either Public Housing, Section 8 assistance, or both at one location, at one time.  We look forward to helping each and every resident Move In, Move Up, and Move Ahead.”

In November 2018, the Paducah Board of Commissioners approved a contract with the Housing Authority of Paducah for the administration and management of the Section 8 program.

Section 8 Programs

      Rental Assistance (Housing Choice) Voucher Program 

      Visit rental assistance (Housing Choice) voucher program for more information about this traditional program including the application.  Also, the Application and information can be obtained from the Section 8 Office during business hours.  All documentation requested on the application must be submitted with the application for placement on the Section 8 waiting list.  For more information, contact the Section 8 Office at 270-444-8542.

      The demand for housing assistance often exceeds the limited financial resources available to local housing agencies. Consequently, long waiting periods can be common. Check with the Section 8 staff for the current approximate wait for a Housing Choice Voucher Regulations.  There are times in which the waiting list for the Housing Choice Voucher program is closed.  However, applications are always accepted for local preference categories including Domestic Violence, Full-time Students, Federal Disaster Displacement, Homeless Veterans and special purpose assistance programs.  All applications must be placed in person by head of household.

      Homeownership Program

      In order to qualify for the homeownership program through Section 8, you must first be actively participating in the rental assistance (housing choice) voucher program. 

      Five Year and Annual Administrative Plan

      The City of Paducah Section 8 Housing Program's Five-year and Annual Administrative Plan (“Plan") is required by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Section 511 of the Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998. The Plan is available for public inspection and contains

      • The mission of the Agency, goals, and objectives along with details about immediate operations, program participants, programs and services,
      • Related Administrative Plan that describes program policies and procedures, and
      • Supporting documentation.

      For Landlords

      Are you a landlord interesting in providing rental units through Section 8?  For landlords, click here to learn how to get started, what is required, a landlord's responsibilities, and frequently asked questions.

       

       The City of Paducah adheres to HUD's Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity laws.