Wichita Housing Authority
332 Riverview Street
Wichita, Sedgwick County, KS

316-462-3700 http://www.camdenhousing.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Wichita Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on July 20th, 2015

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The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Public Housing Waiting List Statuses

Family Senior Other
OpenOpenNot Applicable

The Wichita Housing Authority (WHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

Please note: The family waiting list is only accepting pre-application for families with four or more people.

The WHA offers four Public Housing communities with 577 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

Once the pre-application has been submitted, please write down the confirmation number for future reference.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, visit the WHA website, or call the office at (316) 462-3700, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm CDT, Monday-Friday.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Wichita Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 4 projects which contain 577 affordable rental units. It also administers 2,648 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Wichita Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Wichita Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (18%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (82%) to that of all housing authorities in Kansas, Wichita 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 (hud.gov, 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, Wichita Housing Authority scored an average of 90 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 97 in 2006 and a low score of 78 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Kansas is 76.39.

Wichita 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 (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Wichita Housing Authority manages 3 rental properties which, as of the last set of publicly available data, have an average inspection score of 86. The scores for properties managed by Wichita Housing Authority range from a high of 90 to a low of 79.

The highest scoring property in the Wichita Housing Authority portfolio is Wichita Ha and the lowest scoring property is Scattered Sites.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 100% of properties managed by Wichita Housing Authority have a passing score.

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

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 Wichita Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2012 12/30/11 Plan
2011 4/18/11 Plan
2010 2/3/10 Plan
2009 12/31/08 Plan
2008 11/13/07 Plan
2007 12/19/06 Plan
2006 1/5/06 Plan
2005 12/22/04 Plan
2004 12/19/03 Plan
2003 12/13/02 Plan
2002 12/31/01 Plan
2001 2/1/01 Plan
2000 3/9/00 Plan