There is one waiting list open now offered by Topeka Housing Authority.
|Topeka Housing Authority Public Housing||Open Until Further Notice|
|Topeka Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher||Closed|
Topeka Housing Authority offers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Public Housing programs in Topeka.Go to the Kansas Section 8 Waiting Lists page or the Kansas Public Housing Waiting Lists page for more nearby housing applications.
Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.
The Topeka Housing Authority (THA) waiting list for Public Housing apartments is currently open. Pre-applications are being accepted since at least March 2020, until further notice.
There are two ways to apply during the opening period:
Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed to The Topeka Housing Authority, 2010 SE California Ave, Topeka, KS 66607.
Preferences have not yet been confirmed.
It is not known how applicants will be placed on the waiting list.
For more information, visit the THA website.
Sources: This information was verified by a representative of the THA, and its website, as of March 18, 2020
This waiting list is for Public Housing rental assistance in Topeka, Kansas. Apartments offered through this waiting list are only located within this service area.
Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (785)357-8842.
Last Updated on 03/24/2022.
The Topeka Housing Authority (THA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from June 2015 until June 2016, and before that in June 2014. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.
There were three ways to apply during the opening period:
Once the pre-application has been completed, it must have been mailed or hand delivered to the THA.
This waiting list has the following preferences: Live and/or work in Topeka, employed, elderly, disabled.
For more information, visit the THA website, or call the office at (785) 357-8842 during normal office hours.
Last Updated on 06/14/2017.
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Topeka Housing Authority manages 840 active Housing Choice Vouchers.
The following table summarizes types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2021:
|Standard||Tenant Protection||Ported Out||VASH||Non-Elderly Disabled|
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher||$392||$435||$1,380||$312||$344|
According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 14% having issued approximately 89 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 7 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 10 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2 persons and has a household income of $13,543 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 66% were extremely low income (ELI). 27% of households had wages as a major source of income, 0% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 70% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
4% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 49% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 27% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 20% 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.
39% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 35% of households with children have a female head of household. 70% of all households were headed by a female.
48% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 39% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Topeka Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 33% include at least one person with a disability. 55% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 72% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.
36% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 34% with 2 bedrooms and 30% with 3 or more bedrooms. 24% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.
The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Topeka Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $345 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $539. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $163.
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.