The Greatest Challenge: When tornadoes roared through our community December 11, 2021, the loss of lives and destruction of property created the greatest challenge our community has faced in modern time. This is our story of resiliency through the eyes of your City employees and other community leaders. Read Our Story

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Housing Assistance

Neighborhood & Community Services, Housing Division provides rental and mortgage assistance through federally funded program Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers provided by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to low income families and individuals meeting eligibility requirements.

As a citizen it is my responsibility to...

Complete the Housing Choice voucher application during a submission period. Applications are distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Keep an updated mailing address on file while on the waiting list. Provide all requested documentation, attend all scheduled appointments, and abide by all Housing and Urban Development (HUD) regulations and local policies.

It is the responsibility of the city to...

Post Public Notice in the local newspaper, on City’s web site and with other public agencies when waiting list is open and applications for Housing Choice Voucher program are accepted. Housing Division staff process applications, maintain the waiting list, notify applicants of available vouchers, verify eligibility, inspect units for code compliance, sign payment contracts with landlords, issue monthly assistance payments directly to landlords, conduct annual recertification of tenant and annual re-inspection of units.

If I am interested, who do I contact...

Neighborhood & Community Services Department, Housing Division, NCS Building, 707 E. Main Avenue, (270) 393-3621

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