Open Low Income Housing Waiting List in Kansas

Find applications for 1 open low-income apartment waiting lists in Kansas. Get the information needed to apply for HUD rental housing that can’t be found anywhere else.

Kansas Housing Authorities

Agra Housing Authority

Agra Housing Authority serves Kansas.

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Anthony Housing Authority

Anthony Housing Authority serves Kansas.

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Atchison Housing Authority

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Open Until Further Notice

Atchison Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Atwood Housing Authority

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Atwood Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Atwood Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Augusta Housing Authority

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Augusta Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Augusta Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Belleville Housing Authority

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Belleville Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Belleville Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Beloit Housing Authority

Beloit Housing Authority serves Kansas.

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Bird City Housing Authority

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Bird City Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Bird City Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Blue Rapids Housing Authority

Blue Rapids Housing Authority serves Kansas.

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Bonner Springs Housing Authority

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Bonner Springs Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Bonner Springs Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Burrton Housing Authority

Burrton Housing Authority serves Kansas.

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Cawker City Housing Authority

Cawker City Housing Authority serves Kansas.

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Chanute Housing Authority

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Chanute Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Chanute Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Chapman Housing Authority

Chapman Housing Authority serves Kansas.

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Cherryvale Housing Authority

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Cherryvale Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Cherryvale Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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City of Clay Center

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City of Clay Center Open Until Further Notice

City of Clay Center is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Columbus Housing Authority

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Columbus Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Columbus Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Dodge City Housing Authority

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Dodge City Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Dodge City Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Downs Housing Authority

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Downs Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Downs Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation

East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation serves Kansas.

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Ellis County Housing Authority

Ellis County Housing Authority serves Kansas.

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Florence Housing Authority

Florence Housing Authority serves Kansas.

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Ford County Housing Authority

Ford County Housing Authority serves Kansas.

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Fort Scott Housing Authority

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Fort Scott Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Fort Scott Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Frontenac Housing Authority

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Frontenac Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Frontenac Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Galena Housing Authority

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Galena Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Galena Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Garden City Housing Authority

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Garden City Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Garden City Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Gaylord Housing Authority

Gaylord Housing Authority serves Kansas.

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Girard Housing Authority

Girard Housing Authority serves Kansas.

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Great Bend Housing Authority

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Great Bend Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Great Bend Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Greenleaf Housing Authority

Greenleaf Housing Authority serves Kansas.

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Halstead Housing Authority

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Halstead Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Halstead Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Hanover Housing Authority

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Hanover Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Hanover Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Hays Housing Authority

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Hays Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Hays Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Hill City Housing Authority

Hill City Housing Authority serves Kansas.

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Hillsboro Housing Authority

Hillsboro Housing Authority serves Kansas.

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Holton Housing Authority

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Holton Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Holton Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Horton Housing Authority

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Horton Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Horton Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Housing Authority of Medicine Lodge

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Housing Authority of Medicine Lodge Open Until Further Notice

Housing Authority of Medicine Lodge is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Housing Authority of the City of Colby

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Housing Authority of the City of Colby Open Until Further Notice

Housing Authority of the City of Colby is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Housing Authority of the City of Goodland

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Housing Authority of the City of Goodland Open Until Further Notice

Housing Authority of the City of Goodland is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Housing Authority of the City of Herington KS

Housing Authority of the City of Herington KS serves Kansas.

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Housing Authority of the City of Hoxie

Housing Authority of the City of Hoxie serves Kansas.

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Howard Housing Authority

Howard Housing Authority serves Kansas.

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Humboldt Housing Authority

Humboldt Housing Authority serves Kansas.

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Hutchinson Housing Authority

Hutchinson Housing Authority serves Kansas.

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Iola Housing Authority

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Iola Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Iola Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Jetmore Housing Authority

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Jetmore Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Jetmore Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Johnson County Housing Authority

Johnson County Housing Authority serves Kansas.

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Junction City Housing Authority

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Junction City Housing Authority Closed

Junction City Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Kansas City Kansas Housing Authority

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Kansas City Kansas Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Kansas City Kansas Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Kinsley Housing Authority

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Kinsley Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Kinsley Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Lawrence Housing Authority

Lawrence Housing Authority serves Kansas.

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Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority

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Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Leavenworth Housing Authority

Leavenworth Housing Authority serves Kansas.

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Liberal Housing Authority

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Liberal Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Liberal Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Lincoln Housing Authority

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Lincoln Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Lincoln Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Lindsborg Housing Authority

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Lindsborg Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Lindsborg Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Linn Housing Authority

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Linn Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Linn Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Luray Housing Authority

Luray Housing Authority serves Kansas.

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Lyons Housing Authority

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Lyons Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Lyons Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Manhattan Housing Authority

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Manhattan Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Manhattan Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Mankato Housing Authority

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Mankato Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Mankato Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Marion Housing Authority

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Marion Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Marion Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Minneapolis Housing Authority

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Minneapolis Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Minneapolis Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Moundridge Housing Authority

Moundridge Housing Authority serves Kansas.

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Nek-Cap Inc.

Nek-Cap Inc. serves Kansas.

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Neodesha Housing Authority

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Neodesha Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Neodesha Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Newton Housing Authority

Newton Housing Authority serves Kansas.

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Nicodemus Housing Authority

Nicodemus Housing Authority serves Kansas.

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North Central Flint Hills Area Agency On Aging

North Central Flint Hills Area Agency On Aging serves Kansas.

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North Newton Housing Authority

North Newton Housing Authority serves Kansas.

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Norton Housing Authority

Norton Housing Authority serves Kansas.

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Oakley Housing Authority

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Oakley Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Oakley Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Oberlin Housing Authority

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Oberlin Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Oberlin Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Olathe Housing Authority

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Parkview Manor, 1-Bedroom Closed
2, 3 and 4-Bedroom Scattered Sites Closed

Olathe Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Osborne Housing Authority

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Osborne Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Osborne Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Paola Housing Authority

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Paola Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Paola Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Parsons Housing Authority

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Parsons Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Parsons Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Phillipsburg Housing Authority

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Phillipsburg Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Phillipsburg Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Pittsburg Housing Authority

Pittsburg Housing Authority serves Kansas.

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Pleasanton Housing Authority

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Pleasanton Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Pleasanton Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Russell Housing Authority

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Russell Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Russell Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Sabetha Housing Authority

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Sabetha Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Sabetha Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Salina Housing Authority

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Salina Housing Authority Closed

Salina Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Sedgwick County Housing Authority

Sedgwick County Housing Authority serves Kansas.

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Sedgwick Housing Authority

Sedgwick Housing Authority serves Kansas.

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Seneca Housing Authority

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Seneca Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Seneca Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Solomon Housing Authority

Solomon Housing Authority serves Kansas.

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South Central KS Area Agency On Aging (Cowley Co.)

South Central KS Area Agency On Aging (Cowley Co.) serves Kansas.

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South Hutchinson Housing Authority

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South Hutchinson Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

South Hutchinson Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Southeast Kansas Community Action Program

Southeast Kansas Community Action Program serves Kansas.

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St. Francis Housing Authority

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St. Francis Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

St. Francis Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Stafford Housing Authority

Stafford Housing Authority serves Kansas.

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Sterling Housing Authority

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Sterling Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Sterling Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Strong City Housing Authority

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Strong City Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Strong City Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Topeka Housing Authority

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Topeka Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Topeka Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Ulysses Housing Authority

Ulysses Housing Authority serves Kansas.

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Valley Falls Housing Authority

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Valley Falls Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Valley Falls Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Victoria Housing Authority

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Victoria Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Victoria Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Wamego Housing Authority

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Wamego Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Wamego Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Washington Housing Authority

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Washington Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

Washington Housing Authority is accepting applications for each waiting list.

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Waterville Housing Authority

Waterville Housing Authority serves Kansas.

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Wellington Housing Authority

Wellington Housing Authority serves Kansas.

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Wichita Housing Authority

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Wichita Housing Authority Closed

Wichita Housing Authority is not accepting applications for any waiting lists now, and the waiting lists are not scheduled to open anytime soon. However, Public Housing Agencies offer more programs than the Section 8 and Public Housing Programs.

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Winfield Housing Authority

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Winfield Housing Authority Open Until Further Notice

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Are Public Housing Waiting Lists Open in Kansas?

As of May 24, 2024, AHO is tracking 1 Public Housing waiting lists open right now.

AHO encourages you to apply continuously to open waiting lists as soon as possible. These waiting lists may close without sufficient notice.

How many Public Housing waiting lists were open in Kansas in the last few years?

During the last three years, there were 66 Public Housing waiting lists open for at least a day in Kansas.

How long were Public Housing waiting lists kept open in Kansas in the last few years?

Public Housing waiting lists in Kansas were kept open an average of 1,013 days over the last three years.

Many waiting lists were kept open only a short time. In the last three years, 6.1% were open seven days or less . This means that it is important for low-income renters to apply right away when they find an open waiting list.

How hard is it to get a Public Housing unit if I don't currently live in the area the housing authority serves?

Some housing authorities have a preference for local residents in their waiting list placement. If you live outside the area you can get on the waiting list, but you will likely wait a long time before a unit becomes available, if at all.

Over the last three years, 4.5% of Public Housing waiting lists in Kansas that opened had a preference for local residents.

To what extent do housing authorities in Kansas increase access with online applications?

Online applications make it easier for low-income renters to apply for open waiting lists, especially when applying to different communities or when waiting lists are only kept open a short time.

Online applications were used for 7.6% of waiting list applications in in Kansas over the last three years.

How fair is waiting list placement in Kansas?

Random lotteries were used by 0% of housing authorities in Kansas to place applicants on their waiting lists over the last three years.

Applicants placed at the bottom of a waiting list may wait up to two or three years before being offered a voucher. Placing applicants on a waiting list using a random lottery gives everyone a fair chance to be near the top of the list.

Many housing authorities place applicants according to the date and time of their submission. Applicants who apply later will have a long wait for assistance, which is especially unfair in cases where waiting lists are kept open just few days or less.

How long do households spend on a Public Housing waiting list in Kansas before being offered a unit?

Households spend an average of 10 months on a waiting list before a unit becomes available for them in Kansas.

Who is served by Public Housing programs offered through housing authorities in Kansas?

Public Housing households served by housing authorities in Kansas include:

  • 39% headed by seniors
  • 25% with a person with a disability
  • 23% with children
  • 26% where the majority of household income comes from wages earned

What is the income level of households served by Public Housing programs offered through housing authorities in Kansas?

Public housing is limited to low-income families and individuals, with "low-income" usually defined as income at or below 80% of the median income (80% AMI) for the county or metropolitan area in which the Public Housing units are located. However, most housing authority Public Housing programs serve households with much lower incomes.

A 50% AMI household is considered very low-income (VLI) and a 30% AMI household is considered extremely low-income (ELI). ELI households are a subset of the VLI households served by a housing authority.

In Public Housing programs of housing authorities in Kansas, VLI households make up 87% of voucher-holding households.

ELI households make up 66% of voucher-holding households.

What is a low-income apartment?

A low-income apartment has a federal, state, or local government housing program that makes rent affordable for those who are in need of housing assistance.

These apartments may have rental assistance that allows tenants to pay a portion of their income for rent, or pay a fixed rent amount that is affordable to renters.

Are there different types of housing assistance for low-income apartments?

Yes, there are many different types of housing assistance programs for low-income apartments. Some housing programs, such as Public Housing, allow tenants to pay a portion of their income for rent. Others, like the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit program, provide fixed rents that are affordable to many renters.

The most common housing programs for low-income apartments include:

  • Public Housing
  • Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance
  • Section 8 Project-Based Voucher
  • RAD Project-Based Voucher
  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credit
  • Section 202 Supportive Housing For The Elderly
  • Section 811 Supportive Housing For Persons With Disabilities
  • Section 515 Rural Rental Housing
  • Section 521 USDA Rental Assistance

Why is there a waiting list for low-income apartments?

There is a higher demand for low-income apartments than available units, so housing agencies have waiting lists. Building a waiting list allows the agency to quickly fill units that are no longer being occupied.

Who can apply for a low-income apartment waiting list?

To apply for a low-income apartment waiting list, the head of the household must be at least 18 years old and a U.S. citizen or an eligible immigrant. If the head of household cannot submit an application, another person can submit one on their behalf.

There are many qualifications to get a low-income apartment, including income, housing, and criminal history. But those requirements do not prevent a person from applying for an open waiting list.

What is needed to apply for a low-income apartment waiting list?

To apply for a low-income apartment waiting list, renters must usually provide their first and last name, date of birth, Social Security Number or Alien ID, and the total gross income of all household members (with exceptions).

Applications may ask for additional information, including housing history, criminal history, proof of income, and preference verification. Applicants may also be asked for demographic information, like gender, disability status, or race and ethnicity.

When can I apply for a low-income apartment?

Applications for a low-income apartment can only be submitted when the housing agency opens the waiting list.

Waiting lists in many areas are kept open indefinitely, but there are also apartments with waiting lists that are only open for certain periods. Depending on the area, if a waiting list is closed, it may not reopen for many months or years.

How do I apply for a low-income apartment waiting list?

When a low-income apartment waiting list is open, there can be a number of different ways to submit an application. In most cases, applications are available online, in person, by mail, or a variety of these options.

Contact the agency that manages the apartment to find out how to submit an application.

Where can I apply for a low-income apartment waiting list?

Renters can apply to most open low-income apartment waiting lists in the country. You do not have to live in the area to apply to most waiting lists, but there are some with restrictions. There are also some apartments with a housing program that is restricted for certain populations. If the apartment or waiting list is restricted, it means that the housing agency is targeting a specific demographic (such as elderly applicants), and documentation or a reference may be required to apply.

However, even if a waiting list is available to the general public, applicants who do not live in the area should check if there are preferences. Preferences give qualified applicants priority placement on the waiting list. And one of the most common preferences is for local residents. This means that non-local applicants may have a very long wait for a voucher, or may not get a voucher at all because of the local demand.

Can I apply for multiple low-income apartment waiting lists?

Yes, renters can apply for multiple low-income apartment waiting lists. There is no limit to how many waiting lists a household may be on.

But, it's usually not allowed to submit multiple applications for the same waiting list. If more than one application is submitted for the same waiting list, the household risks getting disqualified.

Is there an application fee for low-income apartment waiting lists?

Unlike Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers, there are many low-income apartment waiting lists that charge a fee to apply. This depends on type of housing assistance for the apartment.

It is against HUD policy for a housing authority to charge an application fee for Public Housing or Section 8 apartments (including Project Based rental Assistance and Project Based Vouchers). If anyone is charging a fee for an application to these apartment types, they are either violating federal law, or a scammer.

But there may be an application fee for apartments with other housing programs.

How long is a waiting list for a low-income apartment?

After being placed on a low-income apartment waiting list, the wait may be anywhere between weeks, months, or even years.

There is no typical wait time for an apartment, but waiting lists are usually shorter than those for a Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher. The amount of time spent on a waiting list depends on many factors, including how many preferences are met, and the location of rental assistance. An applicant in one area of the country may wait for months, while someone in another area is awaiting for years.

Is there any way to get priority placement on a low-income apartment waiting list?

Yes, many housing agencies use preferences to give a priority to applicants who are part of groups in the area that are in great need of assistance.

Common preference categories for low-income apartment waiting lists include seniors, persons with disabilities, and those who live and work locally. Applicants who qualify for preferences will have a shorter wait time than those who don't.

How can I get more information about a low-income apartment waiting list?

The easiest way to get more information about many low-income apartment waiting lists is to contact the property manager directly. Most managers can be reached by phone, email, or both methods of communication.

Many housing agencies have websites, but not all sites have in-depth details about their apartments. So, contacting the agency directly is usually the most effective way to find out if a waiting list is open, how to apply, and other important apartment requirements.

How does a waiting list for low-income apartments work?

Renters must first submit an application to a housing agency with an open waiting list for a low-income apartment. If a apartment's waiting list is not currently open, applications cannot be submitted.

After applying and getting qualified for the waiting list, the household will be added to the list. Waiting lists that are open indefinitely are almost always sorted by date and time the application is received. If the waiting list for a low-income apartment is only open for a specific period of time, it may be sorted by either random lottery, or date and time.

If the household is selected for the waiting list, the housing agency will send confirmation. Be aware that some waiting lists have preferences (such as elderly or local applicants), and qualified households are given priority placement over others.

After getting placed on a waiting list, prepare to wait for some time. Waiting lists for low-income apartments are usually shorter than those for the Section 8 HCV program, but applicants may still wait weeks, months, or years, depending on the area.

Once the household reaches the top of the waiting list, an eligibility interview will be held to make sure that everyone is qualified. If the household does not meet the qualifications, they can continue applying to other open waiting lists for a chance to get a low-income apartment.