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 shelter units.

The State of Kansas expects to receive almost $40 million to spend on eligible activities statewide. KHRC will receive over $22 million to allocate across the state, and Lawrence, Wichita, Topeka, Kansas City, and Johnson County will receive lesser amounts to use in those jurisdictions.

Funds must be expended by September 2030. HUD is currently in the rulemaking process, and we anticipate that it will be several months before we have details and guidance on how the funds can be used.

KHRC hopes to be able to provide more information and guidance later this year.

See HUD Secretary Marcia Fudge’s funding announcement to learn more.

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Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) is a self-supporting, nonprofit, public corporation committed to helping Kansans access the safe, affordable housing they need and the dignity they deserve. KHRC serves as the state’s housing finance agency (HFA), administering essential housing and community programs to serve Kansans.

 

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