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Application Packet

For Public Housing and Section 8 Housing:

The LDCHA accepts applications for housing assistance year round. Keep in mind that all housing assistance is on a waiting list based system. No emergency assistance is available.

Applying for housing assistance with the LDCHA is a quick process. There are several steps you can take to ensure that you will be added to the waiting list as quickly as possible:

  1. Make sure you meet the eligibility requirements listed here.
  2. Make sure you follow all instructions listed on the application and leave nothing blank.
    If a certain question is not applicable, write n/a (not available).
  3. Provide an e-mail address you check regularly.
    You can sign up for a free Yahoo E-mail address here.



You MUST print and complete the release contact forms included with the application. 

Your application
WILL NOT BE PROCESSED unless all pages are completed!

Deliver or mail completed application to:

ATTN: New Application
1600 Haskell Ave.
Lawrence, KS  66044

Office Hours
Monday through Thursday: 8 am - 5 pm Friday: 8 am - 1:00 pm
Closed weekends and
Federal holidays

Document info

General and Senior Housing Application

for Public Housing,

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher,
Clinton Place
, Babcock Place
or Peterson Acres

pdf document,
20 pages, 751k
Application Information Packet
pdf document,
16 pages, 544k
Additional Information
About the application process
Instructions for filling out the applications

The application packet is in Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.  You can get a free download of Adobe Acrobat Reader here.  All forms must be filled out completely.  Once you have done so, please mail the completed application packet to the LDCHA at the address below.  If you would like us to send you an application packet, please contact us.