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Housing Choice Voucher (formerly Section 8)

The Housing Choice Voucher Program waitlist is open as of Monday, February 22, 2016 at 10:00am (CT).

How to Apply

Qualifications

Persons over the age of 50, disabled head of household, and households with four or more members.

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Already applied?

Check the automated phone system to confirm your application is still active.

P: (316) 462-3700


Address change?

You are required to notify the program in writing of address changes. You must come in person or mail to:

332 N Riverview
Wichita, KS 67203


Need more information?

Call the Housing Choice Voucher Office.

P: (316) 462-3700
8:00am - 5pm (M-F)

The Wichita Housing Authority (WHA) Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Program is designed to help income-eligible families pay their rent to private landlords. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) determines the rules and regulations for the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Income eligibility is determined using current 2016 Federal Adjusted Income Limits. The HCV Program provides families a choice in determining any type of dwelling unit as long as it meets certain requirements for rent limits, rent reasonableness and Housing Quality Standards (HQS). Persons determined eligible for the program may rent a HCV dwelling unit of their choice within the Wichita City limits. The landlord retains private property rights, including management, tenant selection, and maintenance.

Participants pay approximately 30 percent of their adjusted income directly to the landlord. WHA subsidizes the balance of the rent. The WHA currently administers over 2,500 vouchers, with a value of approximately $12M.

Equal Housing Opportunity

The Wichita Housing Authority does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its federally assisted programs or activities.


Current Clients

Searching for a New Home that Accepts HCVs

If you are searching for a new home that accepts Housing Choice Vouchers, the Housing Authority has partnered with GoSection8 to provide an enhanced program to list rental properties online. Listings are available to Housing Choice Vouchers seeking apartment units, duplexes, single-family homes or townhomes in the private market.

Search the GoSection8 rental listing

If you are interested in one of these units, please contact the landlord. When visiting the unit, be sure to take your voucher with you to verify the landlord that you are a Housing Choice Voucher client searching for housing. You and the landlord must complete the Request for Tenancy form that was provided to you with your voucher before we will inspect the unit for Housing Quality Standards. The form should be submitted to the Housing & Community Services Department, Housing Choice Voucher Office, 332 N Riverview, Wichita, KS 67203, Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm. All questions should be directed to (316) 462-3700.

Request an Inspection Extension

If you want to request an extension of an inspection, you must complete the Inspection Extension Request for Client-Landlord form and either submit online or fax to (316) 337-9103. Request must be submitted (7) seven days prior to the scheduled inspection.

Inspection Extension Request for Client-Landlord 

Applying for Homeownership Program

If you are considering applying for the Homeownership Program, please download the HCV Homeownership Program and HCV Homeownership Application to read more about the program and to print out an application.

HCV Homeownership Program  HCV Homeownership Application 


Special Programs

Special programs are offered to participants who want to have and enjoy a better quality of life for themselves and their families. These programs include the following:


Landlords

If you would like information on becoming a HCV landlord or if you have general questions, please review the information for Landlords fact sheet.

Current Landlords

If you are a current HCV landlord and are wanting to update rental information about your unit, change of address or phone number, or request extension of an inspection, please come into our office at 332 N Riverview.

If you want to list your property, the Housing Authority has partnered with www.GoSection8.com, which provides an enhanced program to list rental properties online. Listings are available to potential HCV tenants seeking apartment units, duplexes, single-family homes, or townhomes in the private market. To update or add your rental listing by phone, please call GoSection8 toll free at (866) 466-7328.

Landlords - Add your rental property 

It is recommended that landlords add photos to their listing for better advertising and faster lease up.

Inspection Extension Request for Client-Landlord Landlord Bulletin - July 2013 

How to Become a Participating Landlord

When a family has been determined eligible for assistance, they will receive a Voucher (Form HUD-52646). Then they begin their search for a suitable unit. Landlords may list their properties with the HCV program by going to GoSection8.

​Documents

  
  
2016 Federal Income Limits-All Programs.pdf2016 Federal Income Limits-All Programs
2016 Payment Standards.pdf2016 Payment Standards
2017 Utility Allowance Schedule.pdf2017 Utility Allowance Schedule
ACH Direct Deposit Form.pdfACH Direct Deposit Form
FSS Interest Form.pdfFSS Interest Form
GoSection8 for Clients.jpgGoSection8 for Clients
GoSection8 for Landlords.jpgGoSection8 for Landlords
HCV Homeownership Application.pdfHCV Homeownership Application
HCV Homeownership Program.pdfHCV Homeownership Program
Housing Choice Voucher Administrative  Plan.pdfHousing Choice Voucher Administrative Plan
Inspection Extension Request for Client-Landlord.pdfInspection Extension Request for Client-Landlord
Inspection Form Checklist.pdfInspection Form Checklist
Landlord Bulletin -- July 2013.pdfLandlord Bulletin -- July 2013
Landlord Meeting April 12 2012.pdfLandlord Meeting April 12 2012
Program Coordinating Committee Members.pdfProgram Coordinating Committee Members
Section 8 Applicant Update Form.pdfSection 8 Applicant Update Form
Section 8 Flyer - Color - Update 4-2017.pdfSection 8 Flyer - Color - Update 4-2017
VRF Vendor Registration Form.pdfVRF Vendor Registration Form