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Housing leaders welcome public input on homeowner assistance draft plan

Forthcoming program to assist Kansas homeowners experiencing financial hardship  State officials are seeking public feedback to inform a new housing initiative that will support Kansas homeowners in need. The forthcoming Kansas Homeowner Assistance Fund (KHAF), established by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) through the Kansas Office Recovery and administered by Kansas Housing Resources Corporation …

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Kansas Housing awards $6.8 million to support affordable housing development

Twelve Kansas communities will add a collected 540 affordable homes to their housing stock, thanks to funds awarded through the state’s competitive housing development application process. The awards, totaling $6,806,417, will help finance the construction of 324 new homes and the rehabilitation of 216 existing homes for Kansas seniors and families. “Our state has long …

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Rental, utility assistance available when eviction moratorium expires

Statewide program granting Kansas tenants, landlords $3 million per week TOPEKA, Kan.— Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC), the state’s housing finance agency, has provided $21,670,326.79 in emergency rental and utility assistance to 4,054 Kansas households experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID pandemic. The funds, made available through the Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance …

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Marking National Homeownership Month

June is National Homeownership Month, and we’re pleased to join with Governor Laura Kelly in making the distinction official in Kansas. Homeownership strengthens families, stabilizes neighborhoods, builds communities, and fosters economic growth and prosperity. KHRC’s First Time Homebuyer Program provides down payment and closing cost assistance for Kansans purchasing their first home. Homebuyers partner with …

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Kansas Housing awards nearly $134,000 in poverty reduction services, resources

Eight nonprofit community organizations across the state received a combined $133,968 to help low-income Kansans achieve stability and access economic opportunities. The awards, provided through federal Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) discretionary funding, will support initiatives ranging from contactless grocery delivery in a food desert in Leavenworth County, to professional development services for survivors of …

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HUD Announces $5 Billion to Increase Affordable Housing to Address Homelessness

The recently passed $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan includes $5 billion allocated through the Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) formula to help communities create housing and services for people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Eligible activities will include rental assistance, supportive services, development of affordable housing, and acquisition or development of non-congregate …

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Housing leaders welcome public input for statewide study

State officials are seeking feedback from Kansans to help guide future housing development efforts. The initiative, part of the state’s first comprehensive housing needs assessment in nearly 30 years, aims to review current housing opportunities, identify strategic goals, and develop recommendations to guide future housing development. “We’ve long known that the state’s shortage of comprehensive …

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Kansas to receive additional Housing Trust Fund (HTF) resources to spur affordable housing development

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) last week announced nearly $700 million in nationwide funding to support affordable housing for extremely low- and very low-income households. Kansas expects to receive $4,207.374, of which $3,786,636 will be available for rental housing development through the Housing Trust Fund (HTF), a federal initiative designed to …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Statewide Rental, Utility Assistance for Kansans Affected by COVID-19

Governor Laura Kelly and Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) this week announced the launch of the Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) program to provide rent, utility, and internet assistance to individuals and families financially impacted by COVID-19. “Keeping Kansans in their homes and businesses – and ensuring they have access to the high-speed internet needed …

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Kansas Housing awards $6.1 million to prevent homelessness, provide housing stability

Kansas communities will receive a funding boost to provide emergency housing services for citizens in need. The funds, made available through the federal Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program, will be awarded to local communities and nonprofit organizations to support Kansans experiencing or at risk of homelessness. City of Lawrence officials used ESG funding to establish …

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Kansas Homeowner Assistance Fund (KHAF)

KHRC is currently exploring offering a mortgage relief program to Kansas homeowners financially impacted by the COVID pandemic. Interested in learning more or applying when the program opens? Join our homeownership relief mailing list and we'll keep you posted as the details are finalized.

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Household Size Maximum Income for Weatherization (200% of FPL)
1  $   25,760
2  $  34,840
3  $  43,920
4  $   53,000
5  $  62,080
6  $  71,160
7  $  80,240
8  $  89,320
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