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Housing Choice Voucher (formerly Section 8)

How to Apply

Preliminary applications are being accepted online.

Section 8 Waiting ListEmergency Housing Voucher NoticeCheck other Housing resources

  • Already applied?
    Check the applications portal at
    P: (316) 462-3700
  • ​Address change?
    You are required to notify the program in writing of address changes. You must log into the applications portal at to make changes to your application.
  • Need more information?
    Call the Housing Choice Voucher Office.
    P: (316) 462-3700
    8:00am - 5pm (M-F)

Housing Choice Voucher Program Overview​​

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 2022​ 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 3,000 vouchers, with a value of approximately $17M.

The Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program has an extensive list of community partners who make up the Program Coordinating Committee. These persons and the agencies they represent provide support to the HCV program and the Family Self-Sufficiency program in particular.​

Equal Housing Opp​​ortunity

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

In order to better provide our clients with access to affordable housing and to streamline our own internal processes, the Wichita Housing Authority has partnered with to provide rental listing services. From now on, will be collecting information on available units from landlords and placing them on their website for clients to be able to easily find the information they are looking for, as well as making sure that the information presented is updated and correct. Listings are available to Housing Choice Vouchers seeking apartment units, duplexes, single-family homes or townhomes in the private market.​​​​​​​​


​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, 455 N Main, 10th Floor, Wichita, KS 67202, Monday through Friday betw​een the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm. All questions should be directed to (316) 462-3700.

Shadyway Plaza will have units available for rent in late April through early May 2023

Shadyway Plaza, located at ​1421 N. Spruce,  is a Project Based Section 8 program that houses individuals 62+years of age, or disabled. For more information click the link below. ​

Shadyway Plaza Rental Information​​​

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

​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:​​​​​​​​​​​​

expand Title : Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program ‎(1)
expand Title : HCV Homeownership Program ‎(1)
expand Title : Mainstream Program ‎(1)
expand Title : Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) ‎(1)


2018 W-9.pdf2018 W-9
2019 ACH Direct Deposit Form.pdf2019 ACH Direct Deposit Form
2019 VRF Vendor Registration Form.pdf2019 VRF Vendor Registration Form
2022 Housing Conference Program.pdf2022 Housing Conference Program
2023 HCV Income Limits.pdf2023 HCV Income Limits
2023 Utility Allowances.pdf2023 Utility Allowances
2023 WHA Administrative Plan.pdf2023 WHA Administrative Plan
5a- KS004 Wichita Housing Authority FSS Action Plan.pdf5a- KS004 Wichita Housing Authority FSS Action Plan
5b- KS004 Appendix to FSS Action Plan.pdf5b- KS004 Appendix to FSS Action Plan
FSS Interest Form.pdfFSS Interest Form
HCV Overview.pdfHCV Overview
HQS - 24 CFR 982.401 - Housing Quality Standards (HQS).pdfHQS - 24 CFR 982.401 - Housing Quality Standards (HQS)
HQS - 52580A - HQS Inspection Form.PDFHQS - 52580A - HQS Inspection Form
HQS - A Good Place to Live!.PDFHQS - A Good Place to Live!
HQS - WHA HCVP Administrative Plan - Chapter 8 HQS - Amended.pdfHQS - WHA HCVP Administrative Plan - Chapter 8 HQS - Amended
Inspection Extension Request for Client-Landlord.pdfInspection Extension Request for Client-Landlord
Landlord  Tenant Handbook.pdfLandlord Tenant Handbook
Program Coordinating Committee Members.pdfProgram Coordinating Committee Members
Request for RA Modified.pdfRequest for RA Modified
Waiting List Update Letter.pdfWaiting List Update Letter
WHA 2023 Payment Standards.pdfWHA 2023 Payment Standards
WHA 2024 Payment Standards.pdfWHA 2024 Payment Standards
WHA HCV 2019-2020 Payment Standards.pdfWHA HCV 2019-2020 Payment Standards
WHA HCV 2021 Payment Standards.pdfWHA HCV 2021 Payment Standards
WHA HCV 2022 Payment Standards (117.5_ Waiver - August 1 2022).pdfWHA HCV 2022 Payment Standards (117.5_ Waiver - August 1 2022)
WHA HCV 2022 Payment Standards.pdfWHA HCV 2022 Payment Standards
WHA HCVP Overview - Housing Provider Conference 2022.pdfWHA HCVP Overview - Housing Provider Conference 2022