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Public Housing

The City of Wichita Housing Authority (WHA) Public Housing division provides City-owned rental properties to low to moderate income individuals and families.

The program is made available with funding from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

HUD resources are combined with rent payments from tenants, to cover the costs of operating the program. The City charges no more than 30% of the gross adjusted household income for rent, or a flat market rent.

There are 578 units in the Public Housing inventory located throughout the city limits of Wichita.

  • 352 single family houses
  • 226 apartment units

HUD also provides a Capital Fund Grant which is used to improve the condition of the properties and to support management and operations of the program to better serve public housing tenants.

Annual Plans

The City of Wichita Housing Authority Board will hold a Public Hearing on October 4, 2016, during the regularly scheduled City Council Meeting, which begins at 9:00am in the City Council Chambers on the 1st Floor of City Hall located at 455 N Main, Wichita, KS.

The Hearing is being held to receive comments and approve the submission of the City of Wichita Housing Authority 2017 Annual Plan to the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City of Wichita Housing Authority plans to submit an application to the HUD Rental Assistance Demonstration program to convert all or part of its 578 dwelling units to Section 8 Project Based Rental Assistance.

The proposed 2017 Annual Plan, Plan Elements and required forms are available for public review at Housing & Community Services, 332 N Riverview, Wichita, KS, Monday - Friday, between the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm or online beginning August 19, 2016.

Written comments will be accepted at Housing & Community Services until 5pm on October 3, 2016. Anyone who requires ADA accomodations may make a request at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting by calling (316) 462-3786 or the Kansas Relay Center at 711 for the hearing impaired.

The Quality Housing and Work Responsibility Act of 1998 requires public housing authorities to prepare a five year plan and annual operating plans. Both plans govern the Public Housing and Housing Choice Voucher programs and must include information as to the housing needs of the locality, population served, method of rent determination, general operating policies and procedures, capital improvements, unmet housing needs of families with incomes less than 30 percent of median income, and efforts to coordinate programs.

Capital Fund Program

CFP 2016-2020 Five-Year Action Plan CFP Grant Annual Statement KS16P00450116