Public Housing Overview
Public Housing Assistance
What is the Public Housing Program?
Public Housing Agencies were established to provide decent and safe rental housing for eligible low-income families, the elderly and persons with disabilities. Public Housing properties come in all sizes and types, from scattered family apartments and houses to high rise apartments for elderly families. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) administers Federal aid to local housing agencies that manage the housing for low-income residents at rents that can afford. The Housing Authority of Kansas City, Missouri owns, operates and maintains over 1,900 Public Housing units throughout the Kansas City Metropolitan area.
Who is eligible for public housing assistance?
Anyone seeking housing assistance in the Kansas City, Missouri metropolitan area is eligible to apply for housing assistance. The Housing Authority of Kansas City, Mo determines initial eligibility based on four factors: (1) annual gross income, (2) U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status(3) local federal preference, and (4) criminal record. If determined eligible, the Housing Authority will request references and documentation to assess whether the applicant will make a good tenant. The Housing Authority will deny admission to any applicant who demonstrates negative actions or behaviors which will have a detrimental effect on the Public Housing tenants and environment.
HAKC’s new Prepaid Debit Card Program is here! Effective July 1, 2015, Utility Assistance Payment (UAP) for the Public Housing Program will be deposited directly onto a prepaid card for your convenience! Same payment system for the Section 8 Program coming soon!
Prepaid Card Letter
Prepaid Card Instructions
Smoke Free Policy - 01-28-2014 clean
Public Housing Admission and Continued Occupancy Plan(ACOP) - Revised 2014
Utility Allowance Grid - 2015
5 Year And Annual Plan Begin 2015
Capital Fund Program 2015
Flat Rent 2016
Post Notice - Updated CAP Fund Statements
First Draft to Finance to Review
Post Notice Annual Plan 2017
2017 Plan Narrative with Goals
Capital Fund Program
Local Federal Preference
All admissions to Public Housing and Section 8 will be based upon these local preferences. Within each local preference category, applicants will be ranked by the date and time of their application for either Public Housing and/or Section 8.
These local preferences categories, in order of priority:
- Working, Work Training Program, Elderly, and Disabled
- Homeless, Job Training Program, Housing Factor and Rent Burden
This authority uses income guidelines established by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Below are the guidelines for the Jackson County area.
FY 2015 Income Limits Summary
Established by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
|| Extremely Low
Income 30% of Median
| Very Low
Income 50% of Median
(Section 8 Voucher)
| Low Income
Income 80% of Median
| 2 Person
| 3 Person
| 4 Person
| 5 Person
| 6 Person
| 7 Person
| 8 Person
KANSAS CITY, MO – JACKSON COUNTY AREA
MEDIAN INCOME- $73,300