Section 8 - Housing Choice Voucher
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 is not currently accepting applications. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities upon request. For more information, please call 270-887-4275 EXT. 1106.