City of Olathe Housing Waitlist Opens May 1

The City of Olathe Housing Authority will open the waiting list for housing assistance both online and at the office at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1.

The waiting list allows Olathe citizens the opportunity to be considered, on a first come first serve basis, for housing assistance. The available programs are:

  • Section 8:  Olathe’s Housing Choice Voucher program offers rental assistance to 509 families who rent in the private sector of Olathe.  The portion of rent the tenant pays is based on 30% of their adjusted gross income and the Olathe Housing Authority pays the balance. 
  • Public Housing:  Public Housing has 64 scattered site units owned by the Olathe Housing Authority.  The tenant’s rent is either 30% of their adjusted gross income or a flat rent.  Flat rent is based on bedroom size.
  • Parkview Manor:   A four story low-rise that has 64 one and two bedroom units. Tenant pays 30% of their adjusted gross income or flat rent.  Tenant does not pay utilities.

For more information on guidelines and the waiting list program please visit,OlatheKS.org/HT/HousingServices. The waiting list will be available at OlatheKS.org/HT/housing-authority-waiting-list or at the housing office located at 200 W. Santa Fe.