Interfaith Housing Services(IHS) gives a historic home built by one of Dodge City's earliest sheriffs new life as quality, affordable housing for low- and moderate-income farm workers. The home was built in 1880 by George Hinkle. He defeated Bat Masterson to become the city's third sheriff.
Check out pictures of the Hinkle House ribbon cutting here.
IHS worked with the City of Dodge City to create a housing rehab program using volunteer labor from the community. IHS received $100,000 from KHRC's Moderate Income Housing Program to create a revolving loan fund to acquire and renovate abandoned homes with the goal of selling the houses once they are finished. IHS also operates an Individual Development Accounts Program, which counsels homebuyers about homeownership and provides a matching grant for down-payment assistance.