Information for Families
Whether you receive financial assistance with rent payments or not, tenants have the basic right to choose where they live. Fair Housing Act makes it illegal for landlords, insurance agents, financial institutions, or real estate companies to:
Refuse to rent or sell available housing
Falsely inform you housing is unavailable
Show homes only in certain neighborhoods
Set different terms and conditions on rental or sale of a home
Advertise housing to select groups of people
Refuse to provide information on mortgages, loans or impose different terms on a loan
Deny you property insurance
Conduct appraisals of property in a discriminatory nature
Refuse to make reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities
Harass, intimidate or interfere with anyone exercising or assisting with fair housing rights.
When you have encountered discrimination of any kind and think it may be due to race, sex, national origin, religion, familial status or because of a disability please contact Bowling Green Human Rights Commission and file your complaint.
The following file is the administrative plan for the Housing Choice Voucher program: Housing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan
A free service allowing landlords to post available units across the state, including unit information to assist families to determine what unit may suit their needs.
In addition to meeting eligibility requirements, individuals and families participating in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher(HCV) Program must fully comply with Obligations and rules in order to continue in the program. Violation of any of these rules may result in termination of assistance or other punitive action and/or a three year period of ineligibility. All information provided to the PHA must be true and complete. These obligations may be accessed by clicking the link below.
When Can I Apply for HCV Rental Assistance?
Housing Choice Voucher applications are accepted daily from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. until further notice..
Preferences for assistance may be offered to potential applicants who meet one or more of the Preference categories listed below. If you qualify for and choose to claim a preference, you may do so at the time of application by checking the appropriate box. Selecting a preference will place you on the Waiting List in a higher position than you would otherwise be placed. However, documentation to substantiate the claim may be required at the time of application and will be reverified at the time of final eligibility verification. Read the qualification criteria carefully before selecting a preference—it will do you no good to select a preference that you will not be able to document.
SCHOLAR HOUSE PREFERENCE
I am claiming the Scholar House Preference and in doing so certify that I have been referred
and approved by a Scholar House Board (must include referral letter with application.)
I am claiming the Homeless Preference and in doing so I certify that:
- I lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence; and
- I have a primary nighttime residence that is a supervised public or privately operated
shelter designated to provide temporary living accommodations, and
- I understand that to qualify for admission with this preference I must provide
documentation from a local shelter that indicates the family has resided at the shelter
for at least 30 of the past 45 days (must include referral letter with application).
I am claiming the Homeownership Preference and in doing so certify that I have been referred
by an authorized HUD Counseling Agency (must include referral letter with application).
- Housing Authority of Bowling Green
I am claiming the Displacement Preference and in doing so certify that I have been displaced from my home due to grant related activity or local code enforcement activity undertaken by the City of Bowling Green.
- Grant Activity
- Local Code Enforcement
What are the Income Limits for Eligibility?
2016 Bowling Green, KY HUD Metro FMR Area Median Income: $60,200
|FY 2016 Income Limit Category||Very Low (50%) Income Limits|
What about Utility Allowances?