The City of Wichita Housing Authority will begin accepting applications for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program on Mon., Feb. 22 at 10 a.m. The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program provides rental assistance to income eligible families in order to make quality housing affordable to families in order to make quality housing affordable to families who meet certain federal income requirements.

Preliminary applications will be available on line at https://wichita.apply4housing.com or http://www.wichita.gov/Government/Departments/Housing beginning on Mon., Feb. 22, 2016 at 10 a.m. The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program staff will review all applications in the order received. As vouchers become available, families who meed preliminary eligibility criteria will be contacted to complete a formal application.

When contacted to complete a formal application, applicants will be required to provide:

  •  A copy of Social Security Cars for all family members
  • Evidence of U.S Citizenship or legal immigration status
  • Documentation of all Household Income

To qualify, applicant household income must fall within established federal income limits. In Wichita, the income level for a family of four is between $31,350 and $24, 260. For a complete list of qualifying incomes see the legal publication on page 19.

Failure to provide the requested information at the formal application will result in a delay processing and/or disqualification of the applicant. Once available vouchers have been allocated, all other families will remain on a waiting list for the next available vouchers. 

Disabled persons who need special accommodations to complete the application will need to request the accommodation in writing. See the legal notice page 19 for details. 

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