Five Kansas communities will receive a combined total of $2.4 million to develop affordable housing for moderate-income families in rural areas of the state. The funding, made possible through the state of Kansas’ Moderate Income Housing (MIH) program, provides grants or loans to develop housing and support homeownership programs in cities or counties with populations of less than 60,000.
Combined with the amount leveraged by each community to support the proposed initiatives, the awards represent a total investment of $4.3 million and a net gain of 32 affordable, quality housing units, primarily in the southwest region of the state. An additional MIH funding announcement – coupled with Kansas Housing Investor Tax Credit (KHITC) program applications – will be announced in December.
This year’s awards will:
- renovate three dilapidated Bucklin (population: 727) homes into rental units,
- help construct four duplex units in Greensburg (778) and Kinsley (1,467),
- provide gap financing for the construction of 16 single-family homes in Liberal (19,025), and
- convert a historic building in downtown Moundridge (2,121) into five rental apartments.
Kansas Housing administers the state’s housing development programs and oversees the competitive application process. More details about the MIH program are available online.
Questions? Email the MIH team at MIH@kshousingcorp.org.
The state’s housing development programs, including the MIH program, are administered by Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC), 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, administering essential housing and community programs to serve Kansans.