Southeast Kansas Community Action Program

401 North Sinnet
Girard, Crawford County, Kansas 66743

Southeast Kansas Community Action Program is a Public Housing Agency in Girard, Kansas that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Mainstream Voucher programs. As of October 20th, 2019, Southeast Kansas Community Action Program has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Multi-County, Kansas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open indefinitely. The Rental Properties Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Southeast Kansas Community Action Program serves Allen County, Bourbon County, Chautauqua County, Cherokee County, Crawford County, Elk County, Labette County, Linn County, Montgomery County, Neosho County, Wilson County and Woodson County but does not serve Pittsburg.

Southeast Kansas Community Action Program Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program only serves Allen, Bourbon, Cherokee, Crawford, Labette, Linn, Montgomery, Neosho, Woodson, and Wilson County. The Southeast Kansas Community Action Program Tenant Based Rental Assistance program serves those counties, in addition to Chautauqua and Elk County. The Southeast Kansas Community Action Program Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program does not serve Chautauqua or Elk County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Multi-County, Kansas Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Rental Properties Open Until Further Notice
Tenant Based Rental Assistance Closed

Open Southeast Kansas Community Action Program Waiting Lists

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

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open, since at least April, 2019, until further notice.

To apply, complete the online application here.

There are no preferences.

Selected applicants will be placed on the waiting list by date and time the application is received.

For more information visit the SEK-CAP website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (620) 724-8204.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 04/26/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Rental Properties Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP) Rental Properties waiting list is currently open, since at least April, 2019, until further notice. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, download and print an application online here. Select the application link for a community listed under the "Housing Application" section on the right side of the page.

For more information visit the SEK-CAP website here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (620) 724-8204.

Last Updated on 04/26/2019.

Other Southeast Kansas Community Action Program Waiting Lists

Closed: Tenant Based Rental Assistance Waiting List

How To Apply to the Other Waiting List

The Southeast Kansas Community Action Program (SEK-CAP) Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from February until April, 2019. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

Please note: According to SEK-CAP, "Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) is a rental subsidy program designed to assist homeless individuals and families." Applicants must have a referral and a Homeless Certification completed by a local homeless service provider to be eligible.

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

There were no preferences.

Selected applicants were placed on the waiting list by vulnerability as determined by an assessment completed by a local service provider.

For more information visit the SEK-CAP website here.

Last Updated on 04/30/2019.

About Southeast Kansas Community Action Program

More information about Southeast Kansas Community Action Program can be found on its website at https://www.sek-cap.com/services/housing.

Representatives of Southeast Kansas Community Action Program may be available by phone at (620) 724-8204. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

Office Hours

Day Hours
Monday 8:30am-12:00pm , 12:30pm-4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am-12:00pm , 12:30pm-4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am-12:00pm , 12:30pm-4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am-12:00pm , 12:30pm-4:30pm
Friday 8:30am-12:00pm , 12:30pm-4:30pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
HCV Portability Status

As of 04/19/2019, Southeast Kansas Community Action Program is absorbing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


About the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Southeast Kansas Community Action Program manages 306 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard
Vouchers 306
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $366
Monthly Cost $111,930

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Southeast Kansas Community Action Program

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 14 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 4 years and 3 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 14 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 $10,469 per year. 99% of households were very low income (VLI) and 78% were extremely low income (ELI). 23% 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 69% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 48% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 22% 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.

41% of households included children, 4% of which had two adults in the household. 37% of households with children have a female head of household. 80% of all households were headed by a female.

24% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 17% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program Housing Choice Voucher program, 30% include at least one person with a disability. 53% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 69% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

20% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 39% with 2 bedrooms and 41% with 3 or more bedrooms. 41% 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 Southeast Kansas Community Action Program voucher holders in 2016 was $256 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $590. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $92.



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.