Kansas City, Kansas Housing Authority

1124 N 9th Street
Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas
(913) 281-3300

Kansas City, Kansas Housing Authority is a public housing agency in Kansas City, Kansas that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher, Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing, Mainstream Voucher, and Public Housing Homeownership programs. As of February 23rd, 2019, Kansas City, Kansas Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Kansas City, Kansas Housing Authority serves Kansas City.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Indefinitely
Kansas City, Kansas Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Kansas City, Kansas Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Indefinitely: Public Housing Waiting List

The Kansas City, Kansas Housing Authority (KCKHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently open, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, download and print the Application Information Packet here, then call (913) 281-3300 and ask for Tenant Selection to schedule an in-person appointment.

For more information, visit the KCKHA website, or call the office at (913 ) 281-3300.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (913) 281-3300.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 11/29/2018.

Other Kansas City, Kansas Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Kansas City, Kansas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Kansas City, Kansas Housing Authority (KCKHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for one week in December, 2018; and before that in August, 2012. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.

This waiting list had the following preferences: Live or Work in the Local Area, Displaced by Government Action, Veterans, Homeless,Victims of Domestic Violence, Displaced by Natural Disaster.

1,500 applicants were placed on the waiting list by random lottery, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the KCKHA website, or call the office at (913 ) 281-3300.

Last Updated on 02/08/2019.

About Kansas City, Kansas Housing Authority

More information about Kansas City, Kansas Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.kckha.org/.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/29/2018, Kansas City, Kansas Housing Authority is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

For more information, visit the KCKHA Section 8 webpage here.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:00am-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Thursday 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday 8:00am-4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

About the Kansas City, Kansas Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Kansas City, Kansas Housing Authority manages 1,298 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 1,212 5 6 38 37
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $622 $367 $242 $653 $453
Monthly Cost $753,278 $1,836 $1,452 $24,799 $16,745

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Kansas City, Kansas 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 11% having issued approximately 124 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 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 43 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.3 persons and has a household income of $12,304 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 76% 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 65% 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, 52% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 25% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 5% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

46% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 42% of households with children have a female head of household. 81% of all households were headed by a female.

81% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 77% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Kansas City, Kansas Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 20% include at least one person with a disability. 37% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 51% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

22% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 42% with 2 bedrooms and 36% with 3 or more bedrooms. 31% 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 Kansas City, Kansas Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $293 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $681. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $131.



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 Operated by Kansas City, Kansas Housing Authority

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Scattered Sites

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Glanville Towers

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