Salina Housing Authority
469 S 5th Street
Salina, Saline County, KS


Section 8 Waiting List Status: Open Indefinitely

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Salina Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on August 31st, 2016.

The Salina Housing Authority (SHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

Salina, KS is about 85 miles north of Wichita, KS.

To apply, call the SHA office at (785) 827-0441 to request a pre-application be mailed to you.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be mailed to the SHA office at 469 S 5th St., Salina, KS 67401.

The following preferences have been identified: Live or work in Salina, persons living in a homeless shelter.

No documents are required at this time.

Applicants will receive a confirmation number upon submitting the pre-application. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

For more information, visit the SHA website, or call the offcie at (785) 827-0441.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Salina Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update August 14th, 2015.

The Salina Housing Authority (SHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families.

Please note: The one bedroom unit waiting list for single occupancy and seniors is currently closed.

The SHA offers one Public Housing community with 163 units for families and senior/disabled individuals, ranging in size from 1 to 5 bedrooms.

To apply, visit the SHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 469 S 5th St., Salina, KS 67401, during normal office hours.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it must be hand delivered to the address listed above during normal office hours.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Social Security Cards, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

The SHA does have a preference for: Homeless, or victim of domestic violence.

For more information, visit the SHA website, or call the office at (785) 827-0441 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Salina Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 163 affordable rental units. It also administers 317 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Salina Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium Low, meaning it administers 250 - 499 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Salina Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (34%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (66%) to that of all housing authorities in Kansas, Salina Housing Authority has a smaller proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in Kansas.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Salina Housing Authority scored an average of 100 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 104 in 2005 and a low score of 96 in 2006. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Kansas is 76.39.

Salina Housing Authority has an average score that is more than the average Kansas housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Salina Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 7/21/10 Plan
2008 7/1/08 Plan
2007 6/7/07 Plan
2006 6/29/06 Plan
2005 6/16/05 Plan
2004 7/2/04 Plan
2003 6/26/03 Plan
2002 8/22/02 Plan
2001 6/15/01 Plan
2000 7/3/00 Plan