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.
The assessment process is expected to extend throughout 2021, with the final report’s delivery anticipated in December 2021.
Local & Government Studies
Has your community conducted a local housing study, survey, or needs assessement? If so, please share it with us! Your input will help guide our work.
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Share Your Experience
Gathering input from community members and stakeholders is one of the most important steps of our assessment process. Share your feedback by completing our survey.
Southwest Kansas Public Forum
May 4, 2021
Sedgwick Co. Public Forum
May 13, 2021
Southeast Kansas Public Forum
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North Central Kansas Public Forum
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Shawnee / Douglas Co. Public Forum
May 19, 2021
Northwest Kansas Public Forum
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KC Metro Public Forum
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South Central Kansas Public Forum
April 21, 2021