About Johnson County Housing Authority

The Johnson County Housing Authority is a Section 8 public housing agency in Lenexa, Kansas.

The Johnson County Housing Authority serves Johnson County, Overland Park, Gardner, Shawnee, Mission, Merriam, Lenexa, De Soto and Spring Hill.

Johnson County Housing Authority Waiting Lists

Johnson County Housing Authority Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

The Johnson County Housing Authority (JCHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for two days in October 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

To apply, applicants were required to call the JCHA to schedule an appointment.

For more information, visit the JCHA website, or call the office at (913) 715-6601

Last Updated on 10/02/2015.


About the Johnson County Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Johnson County Housing Authority manages 1,425 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Tenant Protection Ported Out Non-Elderly Disabled
Vouchers 1,390 3 7 25
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $566 $170 $687 $316
Monthly Cost $786,800 $510 $4,811 $7,906

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Johnson County Housing Authority

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 9% having issued approximately 166 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 8 years0 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 17 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.1 persons and has a household income of $14,222 per year. 94% of households were very low income (VLI) and 68% were extremely low income (ELI). 30% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 63% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

3% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 57% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 21% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 19% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 1% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

43% of households included children, 2% of which had two adults in the household. 41% of households with children have a female head of household. 83% of all households were headed by a female.

55% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 49% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Johnson County Housing Authority Housing Choice Voucher program, 29% include at least one person with a disability. 46% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 84% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

36% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 38% with 2 bedrooms and 26% with 3 or more bedrooms. 16% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Johnson County Housing Authority voucher holders in 2016 was $365 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $679. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $162.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Affordable Apartments near Johnson County Housing Authority

9101 Renner Blvd
The Reserve at Lenexa Apartments is a 256 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Lenexa. Rents at The Reserve at Lenexa Apartments are $701-954.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Lenexa.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
100 East Lawrence Street
GardenWalk of Springhill Apartments is a 24 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-2 bedroom apartments for rent in Spring Hill.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Spring Hill.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit Section 515 Rural Rental Housing