East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation

1320 S. Ash
Ottawa, Franklin County, Kansas 66067

East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation is a Public Housing Agency in Ottawa, Kansas that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. As of October 22nd, 2019, East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation serves Anderson County, Coffey County, Douglas County, Franklin County, Johnson County, Lyon County, Miami County, Morris County and Osage County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice

Open East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please note: The East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program covers the Counties of Anderson, Coffey, Franklin, Lyon, Miami, and Osage. Douglas and Johnson Counties are not covered by this program.

The East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation (ECKAN) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. This waiting list is open indefinitely.

To apply, download and print the online pre-application here.

According to The Emporia Gazette, pre-applications can also be requested by calling the ECKAN office at (785) 242-7453, or picked up at the ECKAN Lyon Community Center, located at 215 W. Sixth Ave., Suite 205, during normal office hours..

Once the pre-application has been completed, applicants can submit it in person to the local community center of their respective county. As noted by The Emporia Gazette, applications can also be faxed to (785) 229-3103, or mailed to ECKAN Housing, PO Box 40, Ottawa, KS 66067.

There are no preferences.

Qualified applicant will be placed on the waiting list by order of date and time it was received.

For more information, please contact the ECKAN office at (785) 242-7450.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 7852427453.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 09/20/2018.

About East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation

More information about East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation can be found on its website at http://www.eckan.org/.

Representatives of East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation may be available by phone at (785) 242-7453. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 10/22/2019, it is not known if East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation 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 East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation manages 244 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard
Vouchers 244
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $362
Monthly Cost $88,351

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation

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 12% having issued approximately 22 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 19 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.9 persons and has a household income of $13,053 per year. 96% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 24% 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 75% 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, 41% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 31% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

34% of households included children, 5% of which had two adults in the household. 31% of households with children have a female head of household. 77% of all households were headed by a female.

18% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 8% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation Housing Choice Voucher program, 31% include at least one person with a disability. 55% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 54% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

25% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 43% with 2 bedrooms and 32% with 3 or more bedrooms. 37% 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 East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation voucher holders in 2016 was $327 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $477. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $182.



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.