How to Apply

Individuals wishing to apply for housing assistance programs may apply online HERE.

Individuals who prefer physical/paper applications must visit the Housing Authority's Family Development and Learning Center at 299 Paseo Blvd, Kansas City, Missouri 64106, Monday through Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm.  The paper application should be completed and returned to the drop box in the lobby where the application was picked up.

The Housing Authority of Kansas City Missouri (HAKC) accepts applications from individuals are at least 18 years of age or is an emancipated minor under State Law.
Please note, the HAKC is committed to making reasonable accommodations when such accommodations may be necessary to afford persons with disabilities an equal opportunity to make application.

An initial application is taken; the applicant is then placed on the Housing Choice Voucher Program waitlist according to the application date, time and local preference claimed. The time duration an applicant may wait for housing assistance depends on the availability of assistance. The average wait for voucher assistance is 3 years.

When funding allows for voucher issuance an applicant is pulled from the waiting list according to their preference.  A screening appointment letter will be mailed with an interview date and time, for the applicant to provide required documents needed to determine eligibility for the program. Once all information is complied and the applicant is determined eligible the applicant will be scheduled for a briefing to be issued a Housing Choice Voucher.

Eligibility Requirements

Household income must not exceed the very low-income limits. "Very low-income” is a family with an annual income that does not exceed 50% of the median income for the area, as determined by HUD.
  • Must not have any violence or drug charges within the last 3 years
  • Must not have been evicted from any Federally Funded Program within 3 years
  • Must not owe any HA any money
  • Must provide all required documentation (i.e. Birth certificates, social security card) for all household members

2022 Income Limits - Jackson County