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Director's Message


Dennis L. Mesa, KHRC’s Executive Director presents the Adolf family a Governor’s Proclamation celebrating National Homeownership Month.

State Flower


 Moundridge Mayor Gary W. Fisher gives the Adolf family a bouquet of Sunflowers, the official flower of the State of Kansas.

 

Kansas Housing, City of Moundridge Celebrate National Homeownership Month

First Time Homebuyer Program Helps Family of Six Achieve
the American Dream of Homeownership


Officials from KHRC and the City of Moundridge celebrate National Homeownership
Month with First Time Homebuyers Brian and Michelle Adolf.

MOUNDRIDGE, KS – In honor of National Homeownership Month, officials from Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC), the City of Moundridge, the Moundridge Chamber of Commerce, Citizens State Bank and Advantage Realty celebrated on June 21st Michelle and Brian Adolf’s entry into the homeownership market. The couple utilized the First Time Homebuyer Program to purchase a home earlier this year in Moundridge.

“Governor Brownback recognizes the important role homeownership plays in creating healthy communities, fostering prosperity for families and strengthening the economy,” said Dennis L. Mesa, KHRC’s Executive Director. “We wish Brian and Michelle, along with their four children – Maggy, Kepple, Colter and Maryn, many years of fond memories in their new home,” said Mesa.


Mayor Gary Fisher (left) and Owner of Smoky Valley Nursery Jeff Chambers (middle) help new homeowner Brian Adolf (right) plant a pink double knockout rose bush in celebration of National Homeownership Month. Brian’s two sons Kepple and Colter stand by ready to help.

Presenting Michelle with a bouquet of Sunflowers, the official state flower of Kansas, Gary W. Fisher, Mayor of Moundridge, said housing is one of his community’s top issues. “For towns like Moundridge, any help, such as the First Time Homebuyer Program, that assists families in purchasing a home is beneficial for both the city and schools. It’s really a win-win situation,” said Mayor Fisher.

Brian Adolf, a 32-year-old truss designer for ProBuild in Valley Center said he and his wife rented eight years before buying their home. “We’re so blessed to finally have a place of our own. Our new house is bigger, which allows us to enjoy life as a family, but also gives the kids a chance to spread out.”

Michelle Adolf works at Mount Hope Sanctuary, a non-profit organization in McPherson that provides transitional housing and support services to single women and their children. “From the first night, this house felt like home. Everything we want is right here,” said Adolf. “It’s good to know this home is our family’s forever place.”


Lori Frazer, Loan Officer from the Citizens State Bank (left) and Liz Johnson, Executive Director of the
Moundridge Chamber of Commerce (right), talk about the positive impact homeownership
has on the local economy.

Liz Johnson, Executive Director for the Moundridge Chamber, also attended this year’s homeownership celebration. Johnson says homeownership plays an important role in the local economy and encourages residents to take pride in their community.  “Pride in a community is equal to support for that community,” said Johnson. “For the chamber, supporting the idea of homeownership and the growth of community businesses go hand in hand.”

Lori Frazer with Citizens State Bank served as Brian and Michelle’s loan officer. Frazer thinks the First Time Homebuyer Program fills a great need. “It’s such a great experience to help a young family purchase their first home with free money for down payment assistance,” said Frazer. “I’m glad the Adolf’s chose Moundridge to be their home.”

 

Governor's Proclamation


 View Proclamation here.

Pink "Knockout"


To celebrate National Homeownership Month, the Adolf family opted to plant a pink double-knockout rose bush. Planting services were provided free of charge by Smoky Valley Nursery in McPherson.

Accomplishments

Over the past year, KHRC has allocated over $2.5 million to help 179 Kansas families become new homeowners.  Over the last 10 years, the corporation assisted nearly 2000 families with over $27 million in down payment assistance. Income-eligible households that have not owned a home in the past three years may apply for the First Time Homebuyer Program. Approved applicants receive a soft loan that is forgiven over time. The loan may range from 15 to 20 percent of the home’s purchase price, depending on the buyer’s amount of income.

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