East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation
Open East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation Waiting Lists
Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, it may take days or weeks to get a response.
East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation Website: http://www.eckan.org/.
East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation Phone: (785) 242-7453.
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East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation Housing Choice Voucher 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Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.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 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.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via 7852427453.
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.
About the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation manages 240 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:
||Standard ||Ported Out |
||239 ||1 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$327 ||$678 |
||$78,239 ||$678 |
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.
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.