HISTORY: In 2012, KHRC created the Moderate-Income Housing (MIH) Program after the Kansas Legislature allocated $2 million to the SHTF for the purpose of administering and supporting housing programs. Since that time, the Legislature allocated an additional $2 million per year in continued support of MIH activities.
PROGRAM OVERVIEW: The MIH program serves the needs of moderate-income households, those families that cannot afford market-rate housing, yet don't qualify for federal housing assistance. MIH grants and/or loans are awarded to cities and counties to develop multi-family rental units, single-family for-purchase homes, and water, sewer and street extensions in communities with populations fewer than 60,000 people. MIH awards also help finance construction costs, rehabilitate unsafe or dilapidated vacant housing, and offer down-payment and closing-cost assistance to homebuyers.