Wichita Housing Authority
332 Riverview Street Wichita, Kansas 67203

316-462-3700

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. 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 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)

Waiting List Status:


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.

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4

Public Housing Projects

577

Public Housing Units

2,648

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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