Wichita Housing Authority

332 N. Riverview Street
Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas 67202

Wichita Housing Authority is a housing authority 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. As of September 21st, 2021, Wichita Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

Wichita Housing Authority serves Butler County and Sedgwick County but does not serve Newton.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting List Status
Wichita Housing Authority Emergency Housing Voucher Open Now
Butler and Sedgwick County, Kansas Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Further Notice
Wichita Housing Authority Public Housing Closed

Open Wichita Housing Authority Waiting Lists

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, some waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Application methods may change, as well. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, you can contact the housing authority directly. Office operations may be different from usual, and 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.

Open Now: Emergency Housing Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Emergency Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for the Wichita Housing Authority (WHA) is currently open for application from July 21, 2021 until further notice.   

For information about applying, review Emergency Housing Voucher Information here.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via .

Last Updated on 08/06/2021.

Open Until Further Notice: Butler and Sedgwick County, Kansas Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Waiting List

The Wichita Housing Authority (WHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from July 22, 2020 at 10:00 am CT, until further notice.

To apply during the opening period, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences:

  • Live, work, or have you been hired to work in Sedgwick county, Butler county, or Harvey county excluding the City of Newton.

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

For more information, visit the WHA website.

Sources: This information was verified by the WHA, as of July 30, 2020.

Service Area

This waiting list is for rental assistance in Butler and Sedgwick 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 (316) 462-3700.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 07/31/2020.

Other Wichita Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Closed: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the 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.

HCV Portability Status

As of September 21st, 2021, it is not known if Wichita Housing Authority is processing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

As of 01/02/2019, Wichita Housing Authority is billing for Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher port-in requests. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program

More information about the WHA Housing Choice Voucher program can be found here.


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 2,834 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of June 30th, 2021:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out VASH Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 2,373 8 34 15 175 229
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $523 $293 $390 $1,092 $384 $375
Monthly Cost $1,241,539 $2,344 $13,247 $16,385 $67,187 $85,941

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.

Income Characteristics

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

Mclean Manor

2627 W 9th St N
Wichita, Kansas

Scattered Sites

2654 N Ash St
Wichita, Kansas

Wichita Ha

520 W 25th St N
Wichita, Kansas

Scattered Sites

1647 Faulders Ln
Wichita, Kansas