Public Housing

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Properties

The Olathe Housing Authority owns and manages conventional public housing units subsidized by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD):

Parkview Manor

  • Sixty-six apartments are located in Parkview Manor, a four-story high-rise in downtown Olathe.
  • Tenants pay 30 percent of their adjusted gross income or flat-rate rent.
  • Tenants do not pay utilities.

Scattered Sites

  • Sixty-four single-family and duplex units are scattered throughout Olathe.
  • Tenants pay 30 percent of their adjusted gross income or a flat-rate based on bedroom size.

Waiting List

Eligibility

  • Meets program guidelines for family income
  • Meets program guidelines for household composition including families, single individuals, elderly, and/or a person with a disability
  • Holds U.S. citizenship or eligible immigration status
  • Meets criminal background check requirements
  • Holds a good standing status with other housing authorities, landlords, utility companies, and child support agencies

Housing Authority Responsibilities

  • Maintain and update applicant files on the waiting list
  • Issue units to program eligible families
  • Recertify families for rental assistance on an annual basis
  • Inspect public housing units prior to lease-up, annually, or upon request
  • Maintain and upgrade properties
  • Monitor files to insure program compliance

Tenant Responsibilities

  • Comply with terms of the program and the lease
  • Report changes in income or family composition to the Olathe Housing Authority (OHA):
    • Report income changes, by appointment, within a month
    • Report family composition changes, by appointment, within ten days
  • Allow OHA to conduct inspections, with proper notice
  • Allow access to make repairs, with proper notice
  • Notify the OHA, in writing, of the intent to move

Pets Allowed

  • Families are allowed to have one pet, dog or cat.
  • Pets are subject to size limits, weight limits and other policy regulations.
  • Companion or service animals are allowed in all public housing units.  Exceptions to size and weight limits apply.
  • Pets must be licensed.
  • Pets must be up-to-date on all annual shots.
  • Tenants are allowed to have birds and small fish tanks without a pet deposit.

Pets Not Allowed

  • Dangerous or venomous reptiles
  • Ferrets
  • Non-domestic animals
  • Vicious animals

Contact

Olathe Housing Authority (OHA)
P.O. Box 768
200 W. Santa Fe Street
Olathe  KS  66051-0768

913-971-6260
913-971-6277 – Fax

Contact the Olathe Housing Authority at OlatheConnect.

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