Kansas Statewide Housing
Needs Assessment 2021
In 2021, KHRC and the Office of Rural Prosperity launched the state’s first comprehensive housing needs assessment in nearly 30 years, aiming to address a decades-long shortage of data on existing housing resources and current and projected needs. A lack of quality, affordable housing is widely recognized as one of the state’s biggest barriers to growth and development, particularly in rural and underserved communities. The Office of Rural Prosperity’s Housing Work Group, an interagency team of state leaders, identified a comprehensive assessment as the crucial first step in addressing the state’s housing needs and identifying development priorities.
RDG Planning & Design was selected via a competitive RFP process to assess current housing opportunities, identify goals, and develop strategic initiatives to guide the state’s future housing development efforts.
Final Report and Presentation
Our Housing Needs Assessment tour concluded on Dec. 13 with a statewide virtual presentation highlighting the study’s findings and previewing recommendations. Review the presentation and report sections below.
Due to administrative capacity and cost considerations, hard copies of this report are not available. All content, broken down by section at the links above, may be accessed online and is available as a PDF download.
The assessment process is expected to extend throughout 2021, with the final report’s delivery anticipated in December 2021.
Local & Government Studies
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Director of Housing Development
Our interactive storymaps use multimedia tools to display report findings. Explore regional and statewide storymaps to learn more.
North Central Kansas
Shawnee / Douglas Co.
South Central Kansas