Olathe Pathway

To combat the ever-rising cost of living, Habitat KC has partnered with the Johnson County and Olathe governments to develop the Olathe Pathway Neighborhood. This new construction development will include green space featuring walking paths and a community garden. Habitat KC will build 14 affordable homes available to low-income families struggling to live and work in Kansas’ most wealthy county.

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“Through our current partnership with Habitat KC, we can only attest to the good work they are doing to provide equitable housing and housing education for families, including historically underserved populations, in our community, but also to the exceptional quality of their work. Habitat KC is making a tremendous difference in the lives of families with low-to-moderate income.”
— Julie Brewer, Executive Director,
United Community Services of Johnson County

Creating a Thriving Community

In Johnson County, Kansas, nearly 40% of all renters and nearly 20% of all homeowners are housing cost-burdened— meaning they pay more than 30% of their income on housing. When a family is housing cost-burdened, they’re forced to make impossible choices between a safe place to call home and healthcare, healthy food and their child’s education.

To better understand the housing challenges many residents
face, Johnson County municipalities recently implemented a Community Housing Study. The conclusion? The Johnson County housing inventory must grow to keep pace with demand, especially in the low-to-moderate income market that includes families working in the service sector of the Johnson County economy.

Learn More About the Olathe Pathway Project

Olathe Pathway Project FAQ

Use the button below to see our FAQ list on the Olathe Pathway Project. Email us at development@habitatkc.org for more information.

Olathe Pathway FAQ