Wichita Housing Authority
Wichita Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public Housing, Homeownership Voucher, Family Self-Sufficiency, Veteran Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH), and Mainstream Voucher programs.
Wichita Housing Authority serves Butler County and Sedgwick County but does not serve Newton.
Waiting List Statuses
|Butler and Sedgwick County, Kansas Housing Choice Voucher
| Public Housing
Open Wichita 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.
Wichita Housing Authority Website: https://www.wichita.gov/Housing/Pages/default.aspx.
Wichita Housing Authority Phone: (316) 462-3795.
COVID-19 Update: Affordable Housing Online has confirmed that this waiting list is postponed. As of April 1, 2020, the website says:
In support of social distancing, please refrain from coming to the office in person. Please submit information as follows:
- By mail: Housing & Community Services Department 455 N Main, 10th Floor Wichita, KS 67202
- By email: WHA@wichita.gov
- By fax: 316-336-9103
More updates can be found here, in the red "Coronavirus (COVID-19)" section.
Butler and Sedgwick County, Kansas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List
The Wichita Housing Authority (WHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is postponed. It was originally scheduled to open on April 1, 2020. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.
For more information, visit the WHA Housing Choice Voucher page, or the WHA website.
Sources: This information was verified by the Wichita Housing Authority, as of March 24, 2020.
This waiting list is for rental assistance in Butler and Sedgwick County, Kansas.
Last Updated on 03/24/2020.
Other Wichita Housing Authority Waiting Lists
Public Housing Waiting List
How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List
The Wichita Housing Authority (WHA) Public Housing waiting list is currently closed. It is not known when this waiting list was last open, or when it will reopen.
To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online application.
For more information, visit the WHA Public Housing page here.
Last Updated on 12/28/2018.
About Wichita Housing Authority
More information about Wichita Housing Authority can be found on its website at https://www.wichita.gov/Housing/Pages/default.aspx.
Representatives of Wichita Housing Authority may be available by phone at (316) 462-3795. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.
About the Wichita Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program
As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Wichita Housing Authority manages 2,696 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 ||Homeownership ||Tenant Protection ||Ported Out ||VASH ||Non-Elderly Disabled |
||2,216 ||11 ||35 ||18 ||183 ||233 |
|Monthly Cost Per Voucher
||$469 ||$295 ||$367 ||$683 ||$394 ||$369 |
||$1,039,267 ||$3,243 ||$12,845 ||$12,292 ||$72,050 ||$85,959 |
Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Wichita 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 26% having issued approximately 103 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 5 years and 5 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 23 months on the waiting list1.
According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.2 persons and has a household income of $11,582 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 79% were extremely low income (ELI). 31% of households had wages as a major source of income, 2% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 63% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.
Heads of Household Characteristics
9% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 53% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 24% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 14% 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.
48% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 45% of households with children have a female head of household. 76% of all households were headed by a female.
70% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 61% of all heads of households being Black and 1% being Hispanic.
Of all households participating in the Wichita Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 23% include at least one person with a disability. 36% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 81% 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 26% with 3 or more bedrooms. 12% 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 Wichita Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $277 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $593. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $152.
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 Wichita Housing Authority
2627 W 9th St N
2654 N Ash St
520 W 25th St N
1647 Faulders Ln