About Hays Housing Authority

The Hays Housing Authority is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Hays, Kansas.

The Hays Housing Authority serves Hays.

Hays Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

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

The HHA offers one Public Housing community with 30 units for families and senior/disabled individuals, ranging in size from 1 to 3 bedrooms.

There are two ways to apply:
  1. Visit the HHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 1709 Sunset Trail, Hays, KS 67601, during normal office hours.
  2. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (785) 625-1188 during normal office hours.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above. 

No documents are needed at this time.

The HHA does not have a preference.

Qualified applicants will be placed by the date and time the pre-application is received.

For more information, the HHA can be reached by calling (785) 625-1188 during normal office hours.

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Last Updated on 08/14/2015.


About the Hays Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Hays Housing Authority manages 61 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 58 1 1
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $371 $164 $362
Monthly Cost $21,523 $164 $362

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Hays 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 5% having issued approximately 12 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 2 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of -1 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $12,789 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 70% were extremely low income (ELI). 54% 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 44% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

13% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 61% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 10% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 16% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 2% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

56% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 52% of households with children have a female head of household. 82% of all households were headed by a female.

8% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 3% of all heads of households being Black and -1% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Hays Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 17% include at least one person with a disability. 27% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 50% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

21% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 44% with 2 bedrooms and 34% with 3 or more bedrooms. 30% 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 Hays Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $315 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $462. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $120.



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.


Affordable Apartments near Hays Housing Authority

2800 Augusta Ln
Epworth Towers is a 90 unit low income housing apartment community in Hays.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units
2502 Sherman Ave
Hays Senior Residences is a 90 unit low income housing apartment community in Hays.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Low Income Housing Tax Credit Project Based Rental Assistance
2800 Grant Ave
Hays Commons is a 30 unit low income housing apartment community in Hays.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Project-Based Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance

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