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Human Services

Central Office: 913-715-8800

11811 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 1300, Olathe, Kansas 66061

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Johnson County’s Human Services department manages programs and activities that support the independence, dignity and self-sufficiency of Johnson County residents. These services and opportunities primarily target older adults, people with disabilities, low-income families, and other residents who require assistance.

Department News

Public Notice - Opening of the Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List
September 18, 2020

Effective Tuesday, October 20, 2020, the Johnson County Housing Authority will be accepting applications on-line for its Housing Choice Voucher Program Waiting List beginning at 9 am Central Time.  The waiting list will be closed on October 20, 2020 at 5 pm Central Time.  Due to limited funding availability, only the first 1000 applications (taken in time order) will be placed on the waiting list.  Preference will be given among this initial 1000 to 1) elderly and disabled applicants, 2) applicants who live or work in our jurisdiction and 3) applicants who are victims of domestic violence.  Any applications received after the first 1000 will not be placed on the waiting list.  The Johnson County Housing Authority provides rental assistance to qualified applicants who wish to live within its jurisdiction.  The City of Olathe is NOT within the jurisdiction of the Johnson County Housing Authority.

Applications must be submitted on-line at https://www.waitlistcheck.com/KS802.  This website will not be available prior to October 20, 2020.  Applicants must apply during the period the website is open.  Status information regarding placement on the list will be available on-line shortly after the closing date.  Instructions regarding obtaining status information are provided during the on-line application process.

No applications will be provided or accepted at the Housing Authority offices (no walk-ins).

Persons who do not have internet access must call 913-715-6603 prior to Friday, October 16, 2020 at 5 pm Central Time to arrange for assistance with accessing the internet on October 20, 2020.

Johnson County Housing Authority

12425 West 87th Street Parkway, Suite 200

Lenexa, Kansas 66215


Public Notice - Housing Authority of Johnson County - Notice of Public Hearing
August 17, 2020


Public Notice



PHA Annual Plan FY2021



Johnson County Housing Authority presents its proposed Annual PHA Plan for FY2021 to the citizens of Johnson County for a 45-day public review and comment period, August 7, 2020 through September 21, 2020.  The proposed Annual PHA Plan for FY2021, the required attachments, and all information relevant to the public hearing will be available for review at the Johnson County Housing Authority Administrative Office located at 12425 W. 87th St. Parkway, Ste. 200, Lenexa, KS and the official website for Johnson County Housing Authority, www.jocogov.org/dept/human-services.


Citizens are also invited to present their comments at a public hearing to be held on Thursday, September 24, 2020, at 9:30 a.m. in the 3rd floor hearing room of the Board of County Commissioners, County Administration Building,

111 S. Cherry St., Olathe, KS
.  If an interpreter is requested please contact David M. Ward at (913)715-6601 at least 72 hours in advance of public hearing.


Your comments are welcome and may be addressed either to:


Johnson County Board of County Commissioners

County Administration Building

111 S. Cherry St., Ste. 3300

Olathe, KS 66061-3486


Or to


David M. Ward

Director of Housing Services

12425 W. 87th St.
Ste. 200

Lenexa, KS 66215-4524


Phone (913)715-6601

Fax (913)715-6631



E-mail:  David.W[email protected]


All public comments that are received will receive a response, and both comment and response will be included in Annual Plan for FY2021 to be presented to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).


Human Services Hosts Virtual Food Drive to Help Residents this Fall.
September 9, 2020

Virtual Food Drive 

This spring during the onset of COVID-19, Johnson County Human Services hosted a Virtual Food Drive through Amazon that allowed residents to safely purchase essential items for the three food pantries located in Gardner, Lenexa, and Mission.  The virtual food drive was very successful filling the bare shelves of our pantry. With school starting and high utility bills, the need for assistance is rising in our community. Our shelves are beginning to become bare. You can help! We have updated our Amazon wish list to include the most needed items for our food pantry which include non-perishable foods and hygiene items. All items will be shipped to Human Services and distributed to the three food pantries located in Gardner, Lenexa, and Mission. 

View our Amazon Wish List

If you or someone you know is in need of utility or food assistance, please call 913-715-6653 for more information.  

Residents with inquiries about our Virtual Food Drive may contact Brandy Hodge, Community Relations Manager, 913-715-8866 or [email protected]  

Human Services: COVID-19 Update
August 14, 2020

Human Services is taking a number of precautionary measures to protect our clients, volunteers, and staff as we continue to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19). We are working with Johnson County government to make the best decisions concerning our programs and services. 

All updates will be posted to the webpage:  County services impacted by COVID-19


Housing Services: Now accepting applications for HOME Rehabilitation in Olathe
August 14, 2020

The HOME Program assists eligible Johnson County homeowners with rehabilitation of their homes to bring them into compliance with local housing codes (Housing Quality Standards). 

Applications are now being accepted for HOME projects in the City of Olathe. For more information, please contact Sue Carter at (913)715-6612. Also please see the HOME Program web page on this site.