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, The waiting list will be available at or at the housing office located at 200 W. Santa Fe.