Iola Housing Authority
217 N Washington Avenue
Iola, Allen County, KS


Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Iola Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update August 14th, 2015.

The Iola Housing Authority (IHA) is currently accepting Pubic Housing waiting list pre-applications for families and senior/disabled individuals.

The IHA offers one Public Housing community with 158 units for families and senior/disabled individuals, ranging in size from studio's to 4 bedroom units.

To apply, you must call the IHA to schedule an application interview at (620) 365-5143 during normal office hours. The IHA is located at 217 N Washington St., Iola, KS 66749.

Be sure to bring these documents with you to the interview: Social Security Cards, birth certificates, proof of all income, and photo IDs for all adult household members.

No preferences were noted.

For more information, the IHA can be reached by calling (620) 365-5143 during normal office hours.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Iola Housing Authority administers a public housing program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 158 affordable rental units.

According to HUD, Iola Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units.

Iola Housing Authority is among the 75% of Kansas housing authorities that only offer public housing. Section 8 assistance in its target area is administered by another nearby housing authority.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (, 2014)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Iola Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2010 2/22/10 Plan
2008 2/22/08 Plan
2007 2/2/07 Plan
2006 2/28/06 Plan
2005 3/21/05 Plan
2004 3/3/04 Plan
2003 2/20/03 Plan
2002 3/6/02 Plan
2001 4/6/01 Plan
2000 5/19/00 Plan