Section 8 Rental Assistance

The Pittsburg Public Housing Authority (PHA) offers housing subsidies for rental units within the city limits of Pittsburg, Kansas, upon availability of funding.

Section 8 Rental Assistance

  • What will this program pay for?
    • This program will pay a portion of your rent, based on your income and family size
  • How is eligibility determined?
    • Eligibility is determined by your income and household size, and you must be a U.S. citizen or a specified category of non-citizen.
    • Rental units must meet minimum housing quality standards
  • What are the income limits?
    • 50% of Area Median Income
  • What if I have been arrested or convicted of a crime?
    • Be prepared to show documentation that you have fulfilled the requirements of the courts
  • How long can I expect to wait for this service?
    • 6-12 months (Subject to change depending on funding)
  • If I have received this service in the past, am I still eligible?
    • Yes. If you owe money to any Public Housing Authority (PHA), a repayment plan must be in place.

To Apply:

Be sure to type all information correctly and offer a mailing address where you will receive mail.

  • Visit www.pittsburgks.housingmanager.com
  • Click “Apply for Housing”
  • Enter information for the Head of Household:
    • Social Security Number
    • Date of Birth
    • Last Name
  • Click “Get Started”
  • Choose the “Section 8” program
  • Follow all instructions. Enter the information for each member of your household, answer each question, fill in all required comment boxes, if prompted,
  • Click “Terms of Agreement” at the end of the application
  • Click “Submit Application” Once the application has been successfully submitted, you will see a confirmation screen

What to expect after you submit your initial application:

After successfully submitting your application, the Public Housing Authority will mail a letter to the mailing address provided in the application,   confirming that your name has been added to the Wait List of the housing program for which you applied.

**NOTE**Being placed on the Wait List does not mean you or your household is eligible, it simply means the PHA has received your application. You are placed on the Wait List by date and time the PHA receives the completed online application.

 

Area Median Income Limits

Household Size50% Area Median Income
1 person$21,150
2 person$24,150
3 person$27,150
4 person$30,150
5 person$32,600
6 person$35,000
7 person$37,400
8 person$39,800

 

Additional Links:
Violence Against Women Act
Know Your Rights


Contact Information

Becky Gray
Director of Community Development & Housing
603 N. Pine St.
Pittsburg, KS 66762
Email
Phone: (620) 232-1210
Fax: (620) 232-3453