Atchison Housing Authority

103 S 7th Street
Atchison, Atchison County, Kansas 66002

Atchison Housing Authority is a housing authority that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of September 17th, 2021, Atchison Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Atchison Housing Authority serves Atchison.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Atchison Housing Authority Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Atchison Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and it may take days or weeks to get a response.

Atchison Housing Authority Phone: (913) 367-3323.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Atchison Housing Authority (AHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled individuals at all locations.

  • The Atchison Housing Authority (AHA) offers one Public Housing community with 189 units for families and senior/disabled individuals. Its office is located at 103 S 7th Street, Atchison, KS 66002, and can be reached by calling (913) 367-3323 during normal office hours.
  • The Linn Housing Authority (LHA) offers one Public Housing community with 16 units for families and senior/disabled individuals, ranging in size from 1 to 3 bedrooms. Its office is located at 305 Cedar Street, Linn, KS 66953, and can be reached by calling (785) 348-5774 during normal office hours.
  • The Holton Housing Authority (HHA) offers one Public Housing community with 60 units for families and senior/disabled individuals, ranging in size from studio's to three bedrooms. Its office is located at 100 Southern Heights Dr., Holton, KS 66436, and can be reached by calling (785) 364-2130 during normal office hours.
  • The Wamego Housing Authority (WHA) offers one Public Housing community with 32 units for families and senior/disabled individuals, ranging in size from studio's to two bedrooms. The two bedroom units have a max of four people in the household. Its office is located at 1201 Chrysler Drive, Wamego, KS 66547, and can be reached by calling (785) 456-7675 during normal office hours.
  • The City of Clay Center Housing Authority (CCCHA) offers two Public Housing communities with 101 units for senior/disabled individuals. Its office is located at 330 W Court Street, Clay Center, KS 67432, and can be reached by calling (785) 632-2100 during normal office hours.
There are two ways to apply:
  1. Visit one of the housing authorities that are listed above to pick up a pre-application for that jurisdiction during normal office hours.
  2. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling one of the housing authorities listed above, or you can call the main office at (913) 367-3323 during normal office hours to obtain a pre-application for either housing authority listed above.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the housing authority you wish to apply to. The addresses are listed above.

The AHA does have a preference, and a full list of each preference is listed on the application.

For more information, the AHA can be reached by calling (913) 367-3323 during normal office hours.
Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (913)367-3323.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/14/2015.

About Atchison Housing Authority

Representatives of Atchison Housing Authority may be available by phone at (913) 367-3323. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/17/2021, it is not known if Atchison Housing Authority is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Atchison Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Atchison Housing Authority manages 98 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard
Vouchers 25
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $425
Monthly Cost $10,635

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Atchison Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 25% having issued approximately 5 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 2 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 10 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.5 persons and has a household income of $15,711 per year. 77% of households were very low income (VLI) and 42% were extremely low income (ELI). 17% of households had wages as a major source of income, -1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 81% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 27% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 15% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 56% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 12% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

17% of households included children, 1% of which had two adults in the household. 17% of households with children have a female head of household. 78% of all households were headed by a female.

9% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 7% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Atchison Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 15% include at least one person with a disability. 45% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 7% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

59% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 30% with 2 bedrooms and 12% with 3 or more bedrooms. 18% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Atchison Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $317 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $360. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $186.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Apartments Operated by Atchison Housing Authority

103 S 7th St

103 S 7th St
Atchison, Kansas