Boone County Assisted Housing Department
The Boone County Assisted Housing Department administers the local Section 8 Rental Assistance Program. This program is designed to help low income families find safe, decent and sanitary housing and to assist in paying their rent. The Boone County Fiscal Court is the governing Board for this program. The basic guidelines are governed by requirements of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 24 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) with latitude for local policies and procedures. The policies and procedures within the local administrative plan are binding upon applicants, participants, owners and the Boone County Assisted Housing Department and its agents. The administrative plan is available at the Assisted Housing Department office for review.
| Pre–Applications are now taken online only. This may be done from any computer system including the Public Library at any time. A full application will be taken at a later date.
Applications are currently being taken for families with dependents, single pregnant women age 18 or older, individuals receiving Social Security Disability or
individuals age 50 or over who are currently:
- Living in Boone County
- Employed in Boone County
- Attending school full time in Boone County
All other single categories are closed at this time.
At your full application interview, we will be requesting and reviewing the criminal record report of each adult in the household. If there is any drug or drug related activity, violent criminal
activity or three (3) alcohol related charges, the application will be denied.
Your wait time will be approximately 8 to 10 months from the time of your application. You will be notified by mail when a Voucher is available. At the time of voucher issuance, a group session
must be attended by an adult family member.
HOUSING ASSISTANCE WILL BE DENIED FOR THE FOLLOWING REASONS:
- Family evicted from Public Housing within the past 5 years;
- Family currently owes money to any housing agency in connection with the Section 8 or public housing assistance program;
- Family has engaged in or threatened abusive or violent behavior toward housing authority personnel;
- Family has engaged in drug related activities within the past 5 years. Family has engaged in violent criminal activity within the past 5 years;
- Family has engaged in alcohol abuse as demonstrated by 3 alcohol related charges or incidents within 5 years or eviction for alcohol abuse;
- Outstanding warrant or failure to appear charges;
- Registered as a life time sex offender;
- Any Felony conviction. – ineligible time will begin at prison release date.