Families wishing to apply for housing with the Housing Authority of Paducah (HAP) need to obtain and complete a rental application. Applications may be obtained from any of our HAP Property Management office. The locations of those offices are as follows.
Ella Munal Community, Blackburn Court,
|Elmwood Court and Elmwood Elderly
2330 Ohio St
Paducah, KY 42003
|Pierce Lackey Village
501 Cherry Circle
Paducah KY 42003
If you need assistance completing an application, staff is available to help. Individuals who have a physical impairment, which could prevent them from completing an application or understanding the application process, may call one of the Housing Authority of Paducah Property Management offices listed above to make special arrangements to complete their application. A telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) is available for hearing impaired applicants. Applicants may also use the Kentucky Relay Service by calling 1-800-648-6056 for TTY to voice communication with the Housing Authority. If the applicant is visually impaired, a reasonable accommodation will be made.
Once your application has been completed, you may return it to one of the four Property Management offices. If you desire to live at only one of the specified housing developments, you must return the application to that Property Management office. If you have no preference as to which development you would like to live, you may return the application to any office. Applications are only accepted at the offices on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 9:00 am – 11:00 am and 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Please be sure to read the application thoroughly. Several items such as birth certificates and social security cards are required for your application to be complete. These items are all listed in the application for housing.
|•||Each head of household must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. Applicants may be younger than 18 if married or if they have been legally determined to be an emancipated minor.|
|•||Families that contain eligible non-citizens (i.e. possess a verifiable Temporary Identification Number (TIN) or other ID from Immigration and Naturalization Service) are eligible for assistance as well as families with U.S. citizenship.|
|•||Applicants must provide Social Security number verification for all family members or document and certify that the family member does not yet have a Social Security number.|
|•||Applicant families are subject to thorough background checks including rental and criminal history, credit check, and verification of income.|
|•||To be eligible for housing the family must have a satisfactory history of meeting financial obligations, especially rent. Applicants must show good landlord references for at least the previous two (2) years|
|•||Because of the federal "One Strike Policy", you will not be eligible to rent if you have been evicted from housing in the past three years because of drug related possessions or use or for violent criminal activity by any member of the applicant family. If the applicant or any member of the applicant's family was evicted for distribution of drugs or possession with the intent to distribute, then the applicant will be ineligible for a five-year period.|
|•||Applicants, which the Housing Authority determines currently use an illegal controlled substance or where this is a reasonable cause to believe that the applicant abuses alcohol in a way that may interfere with the health, safety, or right to peaceful enjoyment of the premises by other residents, will not be eligible for assistance. By policy, such an applicant must be denied admission. Charges on a police report within the last three years will indicate further attention to this matter by the Leasing Department.|
|Please note the following lifetime ineligibility factors:|
|•||Any family member who has been convicted of manufacturing or producing methamphetamine (speed) in a public housing development or in a Section 8 assisted property.|
|•||Any family member falling under a lifetime registration requirement for the state sex offender program.|
Income LimitsTo be eligible to rent a Housing Authority unit, your family income must be less that shown on this chart. The income limits are based on the size of your family. These income limits are effective December 18, 2013.
Rent at the Housing Authority is based on family income. This helps residents keep their rent affordable. Rent is 30% of total family annual income minus any applicable deductions. Deductions are fixed dollar amounts, which may be subtracted from annual income based on family qualifications. Standard deductions are given to families with children, elderly and disabled households. Based on your application, the HAP leasing staff will determine if any deductions are applicable to your income. Rent will never exceed established fair market rents as set from time to time by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Rent Calculation Worksheet - this will help you estimate what your rent might be.
* Be sure to click on the tabs at the bottom of the worksheet to see definitions and terms that will help you understand what the calculator is asking for.
Click here to see more information about the new Flat Rent Regulations.