Public Housing

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The 2020 waiting list application is available online or at the Housing office (200 W. Santa Fe St.). The application window is open from 8 a.m., July 13, to 4:30 p.m., July 24. Requests for  accommodations, interpretation, or translation services are required 24 hours in advance.


The City of Olathe Housing Authority owns and manages 130 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


  • 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


  • Meets working preference status
  • Meets elderly status
  • Meets disability status
  • Meets Olathe residency status

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


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

913-971-6277 – Fax

Contact the Olathe Housing Authority at OlatheConnect.

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