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Leavenworth Housing Authority

200 Shawnee Street
Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas 66048

Leavenworth Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of July 9th, 2020, Leavenworth Housing Authority has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Leavenworth County, Kansas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Leavenworth Housing Authority serves Leavenworth County.

Waiting List Statuses
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Leavenworth County, Kansas Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice

Open Leavenworth Housing Authority 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.

Leavenworth Housing Authority Website: https://www.leavenworthks.org/cd/page/housing-authority.

Leavenworth Housing Authority Phone: (913) 682-9200.

COVID-19 Update: As of April 22, 2020, there is no coronavirus information on the Leavenworth Housing Authority website.

Information can be found on the Leavenworth County, Kansas page here.

Open Until Further Notice: Leavenworth County, Kansas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Leavenworth Housing Authority (LHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from March 11, 2020 at 8:00 am CT, until further notice.

Please note: The LHA website says "The section 8 waiting list is currently closed," but there is still an active link on the left of the page with information about this opening. It is unconfirmed if this waiting list is still open, as of April 22, 2020.

To apply during the opening period, pick up an application from the LHA, located at 200 Shawnee Street, Leavenworth, KS 66048; Monday through Friday during normal business hours from 8 am to 12 pm and 1:00 pm to 5 pm.

Once the application has been completed, it must be returned in person to the LHA, address mentioned above, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

This waiting list has the following preferences: elderly, disabled, heads of household who are working full time or full time students.

It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.

For more information, visit the LHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the City of Leavenworth Kansas, as of March 6, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Leavenworth County, Kansas.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (913) 682-2200.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/22/2020.

About Leavenworth Housing Authority

More information about Leavenworth Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.leavenworthks.org/cd/page/housing-authority.

Representatives of Leavenworth Housing Authority may be available by phone at (913) 682-9200. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.


About the Leavenworth Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Leavenworth Housing Authority manages 296 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 Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 177 2 1 116
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $398 $346 $980 $422
Monthly Cost $70,378 $692 $980 $48,964

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Leavenworth 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 14 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 9 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 1.8 persons and has a household income of $13,639 per year. 98% of households were very low income (VLI) and 69% were extremely low income (ELI). 21% 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 74% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

1% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 32% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 34% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 33% 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.

27% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 23% of households with children have a female head of household. 55% of all households were headed by a female.

42% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 39% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Leavenworth Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 26% include at least one person with a disability. 44% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 42% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

39% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 36% with 2 bedrooms and 25% with 3 or more bedrooms. 34% 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 Leavenworth Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $334 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $562. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $159.



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 Leavenworth Housing Authority

Planters II

200 Shawnee St
Leavenworth, Kansas