Manhattan Housing Authority

300 No. 5th Street
Manhattan, Riley County, Kansas 66502

Manhattan Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Manhattan, Kansas that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of September 16th, 2019, Manhattan Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Manhattan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Manhattan Housing Authority serves Manhattan.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Manhattan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Manhattan Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Further Notice: Manhattan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Manhattan Housing Authority (KS) has opened the waiting list for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program; no closing date has been identified.
 

Applications (PDF) can be downloaded here: http://www.mhaks.com/files/4.14.15_web_app.pdf
and you can also receive an application by mail, you can call the housing authority office at 785-776-8588 or you can pick one up at their office, located at:
   205 S. 4th Street
   Suite G
   Manhattan, KS

Preferences and how the waiting list will be chosen have not been identified.

Any questions, please contact the housing authority office at 785-776-8588.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (785)776-8588.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/14/2017.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

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

The MHA offers three Public Housing communities with 229 units for families and senior/disabled individuals.

There are three ways to apply:
  1. Visit the MHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 205 S. 4th Street, Suite G, Manhattan, KS  66505-1024, from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm on Mondays; and from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm CT, Tuesday-Friday.
  2. Download a pre-application online here, then print and complete.
  3. Request to have a pre-application mailed to you by calling (785) 776-8588 from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm on Mondays; and from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm, Tuesday-Friday.
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed to PO Box 1024, Manhattan, KS 66505-1024, or be hand delivered to the MHA office at the address listed above.

Be sure to include these documents with the pre-application: Birth certificates, and Social Security Cards.

The MHA does have a preference point system that may improve your spot on the waiting list: Displaced due to local government action, displaced due to local economic development, displaced due to a federally declared disaster.

For more information, visit the MHA website, or call the office at (785) 537-0269, from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm on Mondays; and from 8:00 am until 12:00 pm, and 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm, Tuesday-Friday.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (785)776-8588.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/14/2015.

About Manhattan Housing Authority

HCV Portability Status

As of 09/16/2019, it is not known if Manhattan Housing Authority 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 Manhattan Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Manhattan Housing Authority manages 212 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Family Unification Ported Out VASH
Vouchers 160 1 2 49
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $631 $592 $728 $482
Monthly Cost $101,034 $592 $1,455 $23,623

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Manhattan 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 27% having issued approximately 7 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 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 16 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 $13,608 per year. 92% of households were very low income (VLI) and 63% were extremely low income (ELI). 34% 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 56% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

6% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 54% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 17% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, -1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

45% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 41% of households with children have a female head of household. 72% of all households were headed by a female.

50% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 36% of all heads of households being Black and 2% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Manhattan Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 16% include at least one person with a disability. 31% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 41% 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, 39% with 2 bedrooms and 40% 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 Manhattan Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $333 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $593. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $148.



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.


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