Sedalia Housing Authority

500 Welch Court
Sedalia, Pettis County, Missouri 65301

Sedalia Housing Authority is a Public Housing Agency in Sedalia, Missouri that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of November 12th, 2019, Sedalia Housing Authority has 2 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Johnson and Pettis County, Missouri Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List is open until an application limit is reached. The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Sedalia Housing Authority serves Johnson County and Pettis County.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Johnson and Pettis County, Missouri Housing Choice Voucher Open Until Application Limit
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice

Open Sedalia Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Open Until Application Limit: Johnson and Pettis County, Missouri Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Sedalia Housing Authority (SHA) Section 8 Housing Choice voucher waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted from August 26, 2019, until 500 applications have been received.

To apply during the opening period, open and print the application online here.

Once the application has been submitted, it must be turned into the SHA, but the specific address were applications can be submitted has not been provided. 

According to SHA, no phone calls will be accepted.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the SHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via Writing to: SEDALIA HOUSING AUTHORITY / REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION, 500 WELCH CT, SEDALIA MO 65301-3400. Reasonable Accommodation at least 7 days before the application date.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 10/26/2019.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Sedalia Housing Authority (SHA) 1-5 Bedroom, Public Housing waiting list is currently open. Applications are being accepted since at least August 15, 2019, until further notice.

There are three ways to apply during the opening period:

  1. Complete the online application here
  2. Visit the SHA to pick up an application, located at 500 Welch Court, Sedalia, MO 65301, during normal office hours.

Once the paper application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

Preferences have not yet been confirmed.

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

For more information, visit the SHA website.

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (660)827-1400.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 08/23/2019.

About Sedalia Housing Authority

More information about Sedalia Housing Authority can be found on its website at http://www.sedaliahousing.org/.

Representatives of Sedalia Housing Authority may be available by phone at (660) 827-1400. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 11/12/2019, it is not known if Sedalia 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 Sedalia Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of the most recent VMS report, Sedalia Housing Authority manages 187 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

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

Standard Ported Out
Vouchers 185 2
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $326 $1,183
Monthly Cost $60,259 $2,366

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Sedalia 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 6% having issued approximately 40 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 4 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 18 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.4 persons and has a household income of $11,100 per year. 95% of households were very low income (VLI) and 66% were extremely low income (ELI). 20% 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 70% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

5% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 46% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 23% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 26% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

45% of households included children, 8% of which had two adults in the household. 41% of households with children have a female head of household. 86% of all households were headed by a female.

27% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 23% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Sedalia Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 18% include at least one person with a disability. 44% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 28% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

14% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 49% with 2 bedrooms and 36% with 3 or more bedrooms. 40% 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 Sedalia Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $299 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $393. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $145.



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 Operated by Sedalia Housing Authority

Casa Loma and Anthony Buckner

253 Scott Joplin Ct
Sedalia, MO