Section 8 Housing Assistance


Section 8 Housing Assistance
Housing Authority of Paducah
Elmwood Court
2330 Ohio Street
Paducah, KY  42003
Office:  270-450-4239
Fax:  270-408-2131

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Partnership Between City and Housing Authority of Paducah

The City of Paducah and the Housing Authority of Paducah 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.  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.”  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 270-450-4239.

      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.

      Notice to Open Section 8 Waiting List:  The City of Paducah Section 8 Housing Program waiting list for rental assistance and related programs reopened for acceptance of applications on Monday, January 6, 2020. Completed applications with required documentation will be accepted from 9 until 11:30 a.m. and from 1:30 until 3 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, January 20, 21, and 22, 2020. Starting the week of January 27, 2020, applications will be accepted only on Mondays and Tuesdays between the hours of 9 and 11 a.m.  Applications can be obtained from the Section 8 Office located at 2330 Ohio St, Elmwood Court Section 8 side of the building) during business hours or downloaded from the Housing Authority of Paducah website on January 27, 2020 under the Section 8 tab. 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 270-450-4239.

      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.