Public housing was established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low and moderate-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. Public housing comes in all sizes and types, from scattered single-family houses to high rise apartments for elderly families. The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers Federal aid to local housing agencies that manage the housing for low income residents at rents they can afford.
Section 8 and Public Housing are both rental subsidy programs. Section 8 clients find an approved unit and the Housing Authority pays a rental payment directly to a private landlord. A Public Housing client is subsidized while living in a unit owned by the Housing Authority
Public housing is limited to low-income families and individuals. The Housing Authority determines your eligibility based on:
• Annual gross income
• Whether you qualify as elderly, a person with a disability, or as a family
• U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status
• Criminal History including sex offender registry
• Rental History Based on our screening process, Lyon County Housing Authority (LCHA) will deny admission to any applicant whose habits and practices may be expected to have a detrimental effect on other residents or on the public housing environment.
Yes. You cannot sign a legal contract in the state of Kentucky unless you are at 18 years of age.
If you are interested in applying for public housing, contact the Lyon County Housing Authority at the address or telephone number indicated on the Website.
The application process is listed below (Note: this is only intended as a summary of the process and may not be all-inclusive and is subject to change as we continue to improve our efficiency):
1) Application - An application is completed and submitted by the applicant in order to be placed on the waiting list. You should check with a Lyon County Housing Authority office staff member to confirm if we are currently accepting applications as the status of the waiting list changes frequently.
2) Waiting List - The family is placed on the waiting list in the order in which their application was received, preference or priority (if applicable in current policy). The application will remain in the "pending" or "received" status until approved or denied.
3) Interview and verification process - The interview may be conducted at the time the application is submitted or as applicants approach the top of the waiting list, they may be contacted by first class mail to schedule an interview to complete their applicant file. The letter will specify the information/documentation the applicant must bring with them to the interview; or if the Applicant was interviewed at the time of the application submittal, they will be informed of what documentation (if any) they need to provide to complete their application process. A deadline will be provided for the requested documents. Applicants who fail to attend their scheduled interview, neglect to respond to the letter (of scheduled appointment) or fail to provide the requested documents by the deadline will have their applications withdrawn, subject to
reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities. Upon completion of the interview, the verification process will begin. The FHA will verify all applicable information according to policy. Once all paperwork has been returned and verified, and if the applicant is found eligible, the status will change from pending to eligible. Applicants will then be offered vacancies as they become available.
The time frame varies depending on the number of vacancies we have each month and how many people are applying for housing. The waiting list also varies depending on which bedroom size for which you are qualified. However, you are valued as an applicant and will work diligently to provide you with housing as soon as we are able.
Every applicant is subject to our screening process that includes, but is not limited to a criminal background check and former tenancy histories. Applicants that owe a housing authority, any other federally subsidized program, or other landlord funds will not be processed for occupancy. The applicant must pay the funds owed prior to the application being processed. After the application is processed, the applicant must meet all other conditions for occupancy. Re-paying funds that are due, do not necessarily qualify an applicant for occupancy.
The Lyon County Housing Authority or Amber Village cannot provide emergency housing.
You will need to contact us at The Lyon County Housing Authority immediately. This should be done as soon as the change occurs, as this might affect eligibility.
You will contact The Lyon County Housing Authority Deputy Director: Janet Oliver at (270-388-7108)
Your rent is based on Income or Flat Rent
There is no way to predict how long you may have to wait before you are called for an apartment. This depends on move outs and vacancies occurs. It is very important that you notify the Housing Authority if there is a change of address or telephone number so you will be able to be reached.
The Security Deposit is $250.00. On the day you rent, you can pay $100 of your security deposit and $50 monthly for three months or the entire deposit of $250.00.
The Lyon County Housing Authority uses Kentucky Utilities for electric, Atmos Gas for gas service and the Eddyville Water Department for Water.
Tenants are allowed to have a satellite. Tenant must sign a satellite permission form prior to having a satellite installed and pay a refundable deposit of $75. Satellite technician will not be allowed to make connection without authorization from the Housing Authority. Those wishing to utilize a cable company will need to contact the Zito Cable Company.
Yes, we have a 24-hour number for emergencies only after hours and holidays. Emergency work will be completed at that time or arrested. All other repairs are to be made through the office and will be completed during normal working hours.
It is Mandatory that all units receive an annual pest control service with quarterly maintenance where needed. We do not spray or use spray, the pest control service we use applies a non-toxic paste annually.