Housing Authority of Paducah

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Housing Authority of Paducah



The Housing Authority of Paducah was established on July 18, 1938 in accordance with the US Housing Act of 1937 and KRS 80. The Housing Authority of Paducah is committed to providing housing opportunities of all types to low and moderate income families. We administer 855 units of traditional subsidized rental units. We also assist our residents by developing and offering programs to help them achieve self-sufficiency through education and employment. An on-site day care at the Elmwood community has been established to serve the child care needs of our residents. We have a strong elderly community and administer activity programs designed for our senior residents. The Housing Authority offers housing alternatives without regard to race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin. We invite you to consider the Housing Authority of Paducah when making your housing choice.


The Housing Authority of Paducah, (hereinafter "HAP"), was established July 18, 1938 in accordance with the US Housing Act of 1937 and Kentucky Revised Statutes (KRS) 80. The HAP has almost 80 years experience administering public housing programs, and currently partners with local agencies to provide additional supportive programs such as daycare, adult literacy, and an After School Program, at no or low cost to our residents. These programs serve to enrich the lives of our resident families and encourage family members to pursue further education or job training. The agency obtained 501 (c) 3 non-profit status in 2004 to open further opportunities for programs and services which benefit the well-being of our residents.

The HAP has grown into one of the largest local providers of affordable housing and family services in McCracken County. The agency currently provides affordable housing for over 1,500 individuals.

HAP and the Board of Commissioners recently adopted a “Smoke Free” policy that went in to effect April 1, 2018 and will be fully implemented by June 1, 2018. This policy covers all of HAP properties and is meant to encourage a healthier living environment for residents, guests and employees and reduce maintenance costs in unit turn around.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Housing Authority of Paducah is to assist qualified, responsible families and individuals, with safe, decent, and affordable housing opportunities as they strive to achieve or maintain self-sufficiency and improve the quality of their lives while treating the residents with dignity and respect. The Housing Authority of Paducah is committed to operating in an efficient, ethical and professional manner. In its operations, the Housing Authority of Paducah is committed to revitalizing and maintaining neighborhoods and a strong urban core. The Housing Authority of Paducah will create, and maintain partnerships with its clients and appropriate community agencies to accomplish this mission.