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Alan DeinesHays banking expert Alan Deines will join the Kansas Development Finance Authority (KDFA) and Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) boards of directors, KDFA president Rebecca Floyd announced. Deines was appointed by Governor Laura Kelly and confirmed by the Kansas Senate in January.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Alan to the KDFA and KHRC boards,” Floyd said. “His extensive finance and banking background will be an asset as our team works to expand economic growth and prosperity across the state.”

Deines brings four decades of experience to his leadership role, having worked with hundreds of banks from Wyoming to Illinois and South Dakota to Oklahoma. He currently serves as the first director of the Robbins Banking Institute at Fort Hays State University, where he shapes and implements the Institute’s curriculum and teaches a variety of banking courses.

Prior to his banking experience, Deines practiced law in Russell, eventually becoming a trust officer and house counsel for First National Bank, Goodland. He served as president of a consulting company that helped financial institutions address regulatory problems, management challenges, mergers and acquisitions, and technology issues. His work took him to Siberia and eastern Russia, where he advised on financial issues in the midst of Russia’s economic collapse in the 1990s, and later to the Republic of Georgia, Yemen, and Iraq. He holds degrees from Fort Hays State University, Washburn University School of Law, and Northwestern University.

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Kansas Development Finance Authority is a statewide, multipurpose finance corporation that works with the state and other public and private entities to identify and structure efficient finance transactions.

Kansas Housing Resources Corporation 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 primary administrator of federal housing programs for the state of Kansas and is governed by the KDFA board of directors.

Aerial view of housing development

The 2021 Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) application deadline closed on February 7, 2020. KHRC received 26 applications for a total of $13.9 million in LIHTC funding requested.

Some applications also included requests for Housing Trust Fund (HTF) and HOME Rental Development funding. KHRC received requests for almost $9 million in HTF funds, with approximately $2.44 million available. HOME funds requested totaled nearly $4.3 million, with up to $3 million available. KHRC reserves the right to adjust requested HOME and HTF subsidy amounts based on available funding, evaluation of the subsidy amount needed for a project to be viable, and our assessment of best mix of funding sources.

Review application details at the link below. Funding decisions will be announced by May 15, 2020. To learn more about KHRC’s funding criteria, review the Low Income Housing Tax Credit, Housing Trust Fund, and HOME Rental Development program pages.

2021 LIHTC Applications Received

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Eleven nonprofit entities across the state will share more than $1.6 million for families and individuals at risk of homelessness. The awards, made possible through the state’s Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program and funded through the federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), helps income-eligible households afford rental subsidies, utility deposits, and security deposits.

“The TBRA program helps Kansans at risk of homelessness achieve housing stability,” said Cynthia Howerton, TBRA program manager. “It’s hard for families to focus on long-term goals like career development or financial planning without a roof over their heads. Stable housing helps families move from economic vulnerability to self-sufficiency.”

Awarded annually, TBRA grants are based on a community’s housing needs, the number of households estimated to be served and the organization’s experience in administering TBRA funding.  Public housing authorities and non-profit organizations may apply for grants of up to $400,000.

This year’s award details are listed below. To apply for rental assistance, please contact the provider serving your area.

GRANTEE AWARD CONTACT CITIES/COUNTIES SERVED
Bert Nash CMHC/Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority  $ 80,000 Gallal Obeid
785-842-8110
City of Lawrence & Douglas County
Compass Behavioral Health  $ 80,000 Carla Carveo
620-275-9434
Ford & Finney County
Harvest America Corporation  $400,000 Terri Bookless
913-342-2121
Barber, Barton, Clark, Comanche, Edwards, Ellis, Finney, Ford, Gove, Graham, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearney, Kiowa, Lane, Meade, Morton, Ness, Norton, Pawnee, Phillips, Pratt, Rooks, Rush, Seward, Scott, Stafford, Stanton, Stevens, Trego, and Wichita Counties
City of Independence, Kansas  $ 90,000 Molly Wright,
April Nutt
620-332-2536
City of Independence
Northwest Kansas Housing, Inc.  $150,000 Ruth Deines
785-421-2151
Cheyenne, Decatur, Ellis, Gove, Graham, Logan, Norton, Osborne, Phillips, Rawlins, Rooks, Russell, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Thomas, Trego, and Wallace Counties
City of Pittsburg  $100,000 Megan Keener
620-232-1210
City of Pittsburg
Prairie View Inc.  $ 50,000 Megan Thompson
316-284-6400
Harvey, Marion, and McPherson Counties
Riley County Housing Authority  $100,000 Robert Patty
785-776-9294
Chase, Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Geary, Jewell, Lincoln, Marion, Mitchell, Morris, Ottawa, Pottawatomie, Republic, Riley, Saline, and Wabaunsee Counties
Salina Housing Authority  $ 75,000 Suzanne Smith
785-827-0441 x 209
City of Salina
Southeast Kansas Community Action Program, Inc.  $400,000 Janet Swor
620-724-8204
Allen, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Crawford, Elk, Labette, Linn, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson, and Woodson Counties
Kim Wilson Housing  $80,000 Michelle Fox
913-233-3362
Wyandotte County

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Kansas Housing helps Kansans access the safe, affordable housing they need and the dignity they deserve. To learn more about the TBRA program, contact Program Manager Cynthia Howerton or visit our website.

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Eight nonprofit organizations will share more than $150,000 to provide community services to families and individuals across the state. The funding, made available through the Community Supported Block Grant (CSBG) program’s discretionary funds, will support activities ranging from a community gardening initiative in Wichita, to a home repair program in Atchison, to employment services for people with severe mental illness in Garden City.

“We’re so pleased to partner with community organizations across the state as they provide these vital services to Kansans in need,” said Hugh Poole, CSBG program manager. “The life-changing support of the CSBG program helps families move from financial instability to a place of opportunity.”

The Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) program is a federal initiative that aims to reduce poverty, revitalize low-income communities, and empower low-income families and individuals to become self-sufficient. CSBG works through eight local eligible entities in Kansas to support services and activities that alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty. A small portion of discretionary funding is available to partners that offer innovative programs that serve low-income individuals and families.

Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) administers the state’s CSBG funding and oversees the competitive discretionary funding application process.

The recipients of this year’s CSBG discretionary funds are as follows:

ORGANIZATION SERVICE AREA AWARD AMOUNT DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED
ECKAN – Consultancy and Computer Upgrade ECKAN service area $15,412 Funding will enable the agency to contract with a consultant to produce a strategic action plan and fund software upgrades to enhance agency capacity to collect and report critical data.
Mid-KS – CAP60 and SHRM training for staff South-Central Kansas $13,016 Funding will support training and technology to improve staff performance.
KACAP –

Poverty Conference

Statewide $10,000 Funding will support Kansas Poverty Conference.
Children First – Food Program Playbook Wichita area $19,840 Funding will support the creation and publication of Food Program Playbook for use in schools in low-income communities.
Interfaith Housing and Community Services –Housing Assistance Network Hutchinson area $30,586 Funding will support expansion of organization’s home repair program.
Compass Behavioral Health Garden City area $40,194 Funding will support implementation/expansion of IPS model of supported employment for people with serious mental illness.
Breakthrough Statewide $20,370 Funding will support training of three low-income individuals so they can speak to the Kansas legislature and the community about their experiences living in poverty.
Catholic Charities Wichita area $10,010 Funding will support employment initiative that reduces barriers to successful employment, providing childcare, transportation, and appropriate clothing for interviews/job placement.

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A self-supporting, nonprofit, public corporation, Kansas Housing helps Kansans access the safe, affordable housing they need and the dignity they deserve. For more information about the CSBG program, please contact Program Manager Hugh Poole or visit our website.

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Mom and two childrenHome is where we start and end our day. In my time with Kansas Housing, I’ve come to realize that home is much more than four walls and a roof. In my travels to the communities that KHRC serves, I’m always struck by the impact that safe, affordable housing creates. The effects of stable housing radiate beyond the families served; they are felt throughout neighborhoods and strengthen communities.

This has been a memorable year for KHRC. In 2019 we renewed focus on our mission and created changes to better serve Kansas communities. Our new, simplified mission states:

We help Kansans access the safe, affordable housing they need and the dignity they deserve.

The words have changed, but the heart of our organization has not. The employees of KHRC find solutions to help Kansas address its housing needs. We will continue our work to remove the barriers to safe, affordable housing and never forget that while we provide housing, we serve people.

Please join us as we reflect on all we’ve accomplished together in our 2019 annual report. We appreciate your support and partnership and look forward to unlocking home for Kansans in 2020 and beyond.

Ryan Vincent | Executive Director

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If someone had told Cyrena Burns a year ago that she would be living in a brand-new, beautiful, two-bedroom duplex by the end of 2019, she would have shaken her head or laughed at them. It was around that time that she had started thinking to herself, “I am never going to stop having bad luck.”

Then, last June, she was taking a friend to work and saw a sign for Prairie View Estates. At the time, she did not have any idea if the new development coming to the north end of Ottawa would be in her budget. She just knew she had to at least try. When she discovered that there were affordable, income-based units available, she let herself begin to believe that just maybe her luck would soon be turning.

Twenty-six years earlier, Cyrena had moved from Overland Park to Ottawa with her husband and two children. In her eyes she had it all–a beautiful home, healthy kids, and a husband with whom she was still in love. Then, after 23 years of marriage and while on deployment, her husband decided he no longer wanted to be married to her. Having recently left a secure job in order to spend more time at home with her son before he graduated from high school, Cyrena began suffering from depression.

This was the beginning of Cyrena’s education on the lack of safe, clean and affordable housing, a combination she didn’t think she would likely be able to ever have again. When the rent on her safe and clean apartment was raised five years ago, she had to move and could only afford a house with floors so soft she thought she was going to fall through. On day two in what she dubbed  “the house from hell”, sewage began backing up into the tub and then later, covering the entire first floor. She knew she couldn’t stay. She was eventually let out of her lease and, with no other affordable options available, had to move in with her mom and sleep on her couch. Sometimes, in order to give herself and her mom some personal space, Cyrena would opt to sleep in her car.

She felt desperate.

It was during that state of desperation, that Cyrena noticed the sign for Prairie View Estates, which was being built and developed by the Prairie Fire Development Group in Kansas City, made possible through low income housing tax credits awarded through the Kansas Housing Resource Corporation. On a whim, she called. Having never been on any type of housing assistance, she didn’t fully know what affordable housing really was, but quickly learned she would not need to be on housing assistance to qualify for an affordable unit. “There have definitely been some misconceptions around town. The chatter was that this was just going to be a place filled with drug addicts, but that could not be further from the truth. The people living here are the most giving and kind people. This town has needed a place like this for a long time.”

After being one of the first residents to move into Prairie View last month, Cyrena believes her luck has turned around. She has a home that is not only safe and clean, but she also has an attached garage and wide doors that allow her to easily access every room in her home while using her walker. “This is my start-over,” she said. “I can do this on my own. I can afford my rent, plus enough for groceries. I know I won’t fall because the floors are warped. I know there will be air conditioning. The layout is perfect. They thought of everything. Having my own personal space means the world to me. I feel like I have my dignity back.”

A self-supporting, nonprofit, public corporation, Kansas Housing helps Kansans access the safe, affordable housing they need and the dignity they deserve. For more information about our work, please visit our website.

KHRC in the News

The Kansas Homeowner Assistance Fund Program (2/1/23) – KOAM – Feb. 2, 2023

Kansas Encourages Rural Housing With Massive Influx of Funds – Flatland KC – Feb. 2, 2023

Statewide emergency rental assistance program, which distributed almost $20 million in relief in Douglas County, comes to an end – Lawrence Journal-World – Feb. 1, 2023

Kansans urged to apply for additional assistance as KERA closes – WIBW – Feb. 1, 2023 

After awarding $290 million, Kansas assistance program ends – KOAM – Feb. 1, 2023 

KANSAS EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM CLOSED – KRSL – Feb. 1, 2023

Kansas Developer Shows Hometown Pride with Adaptive-Reuse Project – Affordable Housing Finance – Jan. 31, 2023

Le Roy tackles housing crunch – The Iola Register – Jan. 31, 2023

Program helping homeowners with emergency payments for mortgage, utility, property taxes ending soon – KVOE – Jan. 31, 2023

Kansas Homeowner Assistance Fund to close soon – Fox 4 KC – Jan. 31, 2023

Kansas Homeowner Assistance Fund to close soon – MSN – Jan. 30, 2023

HOMEOWNERS IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE: HELP IS AVAILABLE – Fort Scott Biz – Jan. 30, 2023

Kansas Homeowner Assistance Fund to close soon – KSNT – Jan. 30, 2023

Program meant to help Kansas homeowners during pandemic to close soon – WIBW – Jan. 30, 2023

KANSAS HOMEOWNER ASSISTANCE FUND CLOSING SOON – KRSL – Jan. 30, 2023

Pittsburg City Commission Meeting Recap – Jan. 24 – City of Pittsburg – Jan. 25, 2023

Douglas County’s Housing Stabilization Collaborative to switch rent and utility assistance distribution to lottery system – Lawrence Journal-World – Jan. 25, 2023

Salina Housing Authority to begin $23M renovation of affordable housing – Salina Post – Jan. 25, 2023

RAHJES REPORT: January 23, 2023 – Hays Post – Jan. 24, 2023

Housing Development Funds Available to Local Governments – Kansas Office of Recovery – Jan. 13, 2023 

$2 million Rural Home Loan Guarantee program to make Kansas housing more accessible – KSNW – Jan. 12, 2023

City weighs merits of development costs – The Iola Register – Jan. 10, 2023

New program hopes to grow homeownership in rural Kansas – KSN – Jan. 3, 2023

New program hopes to grow homeownership in rural Kansas – MSN – Jan. 3, 2023

$2 million available to help construction of new homes in rural Kansas – WIBW – Jan. 3, 2023

$2 MILLION IN KANSAS HOME LOAN GUARANTEE FUNDS TO HELP LENDERS, HOMEOWNERS FINANCE RURAL KANSAS HOMES – KRSL – Jan. 3, 2023

Building maintenance fund will remain in budget – Kiowa County Signal – Dec. 28, 2022

Ottawa receives chunk of $4.9 million in state funds for rural housing – Ottawa Herald – Dec. 24, 2022 

TWO CONCORDIA CITY COMMISSIONERS SWORN IN – Concordia Blade-Empire – Dec. 23, 2022 

Greensburg a recipient of Kansas Housing award for rural housing development – Kiowa County Signal – Dec. 21, 2022 

Headlines for Tuesday, December 20, 2022 – Kansas Public Radio – Dec. 20, 2022 

CITY OF CONCORDIA AWARDED MIH FUNDS – Concordia Blade-Empire – Dec. 19, 2022

Homeowners in need of assistance encouraged to apply now – Fort Scott Biz – Dec. 19, 2022

About 75% of Kansas Homeowner Assistance funds dispersed, only 25% remain – WIBW – Dec. 19, 2022

Only 25% of Kansas Homeowner Assistance Funds remain – Emporia Gazette – Dec. 19, 2022

Agency encourages homeowners to apply for pandemic mortgage relief funds – Lawrence Journal-World – Dec. 19, 2022

Emporia duplex project, area broadband business get state grant funding – KVOE AM 1400 – Dec. 17, 2022

Wichita moves forward with homeless proposal over objection from HumanKind Ministries – The Wichita Eagle – Dec. 6, 2022

Pittsburg City Commission Meeting Recap – Nov. 22 – City of Pittsburg – Nov. 23, 2022

Douglas County will see steep drop in rent and utility assistance funding as statewide program ends – Lawrence Journal-World – Nov. 23, 2022

Homeowner assistance fund helps support over 2,300 Kansans – Derby Informer – Nov. 5, 2022

KHAF Support Still Available, Thousands of Homeowners Have Already Received Assistance – Kansas Office of Recovery – Nov. 4, 2022 

Winfield Breaks Ground On New Housing Development At 19th And Bliss – NewsCow – Nov. 3, 2022

KANSAS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR MORTGAGE, PROPERTY TAX, AND UTILITY ASSISTANCE – Fort Scott Biz – Oct. 27, 2022

GOVERNOR LAURA KELLY ANNOUNCES NEARLY $25 MILLION HAS SUPPORTED OVER 2,300 KANSAS HOMEOWNERS – KRSL – Oct. 26, 2022

Kansas distributed nearly $25 million in mortgage and property tax aid to Kansans – KZRG – Oct. 25, 2022

Governor Laura Kelly Announces Record Interest in Rural Housing Development – Atchison Globe – Oct. 19, 2022

Historic Year for Housing – Affordable Housing News – Oct. 19, 2022

As Kansas winds down COVID-era housing aid, advocates worry about impact – The Topeka Capital-Journal – Oct. 18, 2022

GOVERNOR LAURA KELLY ANNOUNCES RECORD INTEREST IN RURAL HOUSING DEVELOPMENT – KRSL – Oct. 17, 2022

A record number of rural cities and counties are planning to build more homes in Kansas – KZRG – Oct. 17, 2022

Kansas Governor: Gov. Laura Kelly (Democrat) – The Emporia Gazette – Oct. 15, 2022

Kansas emergency rental assistance program coming to a close – High Plains Public Radio – Oct. 13, 202

Kansas emergency rental assistance program coming to a close – KMUW – Oct. 12, 2022

EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE IS WINDING DOWN – Fort Scott Biz – Oct. 12, 2022

Kansas emergency rental program enters hold phase as funds dwindle – WIBW – Oct. 12, 2022

Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance awards more than $250 million to Kansans in need – Dodge City Daily Globe – Oct. 11, 2022

KANSAS EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE AWARDS MORE THAN $250 MILLION TO KANSANS IN NEED – KRSL – Oct. 10, 2022

KERA to close soon with $250 million used to help pay Kansans’ rent – WIBW – Oct. 9, 2022

COVID Rental Assistance Program Ends in Wichita – 101.3 KFDI – Oct. 8, 2022

City of Wichita ends emergency rental assistance program – MSN – Oct. 7, 2022

City of Wichita ends emergency rental assistance program – KWCH – Oct. 7, 2022

Rau Construction Completes Renovation of Affordable Seniors Housing Building in Kansas City – Rebusiness Online – Oct. 7, 2022

Kansas City Area Development Opportunity Up for Auction Conducted by McCurdy Real Estate & Auction – NewsWire – Oct. 5, 2022 

Kansas honors Energy Efficiency Day as cold weather approaches – WIBW – Oct. 5, 2022 

Governor Laura Kelly Talks Agriculture, Economic Development, and Housing Along Prosperity on the Plains Tour in Western Kansas – Kansas Office of the Governor – Sept. 29, 2022

Estimates show utility costs likely to significantly jump this winter – 12 News – Sept. 27, 2022

Salina hoping to build 150 duplex townhouses, using grant – Salina Journal – Sept. 27, 2022

Public hearings, housing among topics on City of Salina agenda – Salina Post – Sept. 26, 2022

Gov. Laura Kelly talks agriculture, housing along Prosperity on the Plains Tour in western Kansas – High Plains Journal – Sept. 22, 2022 

RUSSELL CITY COUNCIL APPROVES RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT FOR RENOVATION OF FORMER HOLLAND HOTEL – KRSL – Sept. 21, 2022

Emporia City Commission approves grant application to state of Kansas during regular meeting Wednesday – KVOE – Sept. 21, 2022

City commission approves grant application for housing project – The Emporia Gazette – Sept. 21, 2022

The Johnson County Government Magazine – Fall 2022 Edition – JoCo Magazine – Sept. 21, 2022

Kansas Digest: Kansas commissions filing deadline; affordable rural housing; soybean request for proposed research. – KansasFarmer – Sept. 14, 2022

Liberal City Commission Approves 2023 Budget – KSCB Radio News – Sept. 13, 2022

$1M in ARPA funding will help Housing Stabilization Collaborative to continue providing rent and utility assistance – Lawrence Journal-World – Sept. 9, 2022

ESTABLISHMENT OF RHID PROPOSED TO HELP MEET HOUSING NEEDS – Concordia Blade-Empire – Sept. 7, 2022

Kansas Governor: Affordable Housing a Top Priority – Kansas Public Radio – Sept. 1, 2022

Gov. pushes for affordable housing needs at annual conference – WIBW – Aug. 30, 2022

Governor Laura Kelly Champions Affordable Housing at Kansas Housing Conference – Kansas Office of the Governor – Aug. 30, 2022 

Conference in Wichita this week explores affordable housing in Kansas – Wichita Business Journal – Aug. 30, 2022

Treasurer to discuss barriers to quality housing at Kansas Housing Conference – WIBW – Aug. 29, 2022

New senior housing development in Topeka awarded tax credits, funding – WIBW – Aug. 18, 2022

Homelessness stretches beyond urban borders in Kansas. New tax credits for housing could help. – Kansas Reflector – Aug. 16, 2022 

Backlash over cleanup of Lawrence homeless camp points to bigger problems – The Miami County Republic – Aug. 15, 2022

Housing project’s tax credits rescinded – Hillsboro Star-Journal – Aug. 11, 2022

Downtown stage, special assessments on City of Salina agenda – Salina Post – Aug. 8, 2022

28 houses planned at ballpark – Hillsboro Star-Journal – Aug. 3, 2022 

Help Rewriting QAPs Provides Opportunity for Clarity, Simplification – Novogradac – Aug. 3, 2022 

Take two for Zarah Mall housing grants – Yahoo News – Aug. 2, 2022 

Take two for Zarah Mall housing grants – Great Bend Tribune – Aug. 2, 2022

Free land? How about a free house? Kansas town tries a little of everything to grow – The Kansas City Star – Aug. 1, 2022

In Focus 7/29/22: Kansas Housing Resources Corporation – KMAN 1350 AM – July 29, 2022

Down payment assistance programs in every state for 2022 – The Mortgage Reports – July 28, 2022

Commission hopefuls answer questions – Great Bend Tribune – July 22, 2022 

Home weatherization program available to help low-income families lower utility costs – Wyandotte Daily – July 22, 2022

Notice of Funding Opportunity for Affordable Housing Trust Fun – City of Lawrence – July 22, 2022

Questions arise for low-income housing project in Great Bend – Hays Post – July 20, 2022

Talks continue on proposed HOI development – Great Bend Tribune – July 18, 2022

Kansas evictions report shows ignorance of legal system – Derby Informer – July 13, 2022

Kan. eviction report: Ignorance of legal system, confusion over rent assistance – JC Post – July 9, 2022 

Kansas evictions report highlights ignorance of legal system, confusion over rent assistance – KAKE – July 9, 2022

Kan. eviction report: Ignorance of legal system, confusion over rent assistance – Salina Post – July 9, 2022

Kansas report on evictions highlights ignorance of legal system, confusion over rent assistance – Wyandotte Daily – July 8, 2022

Kansas report on evictions highlights ignorance of legal system, confusion over rent assistance – The Iola Register – July 8, 2022 

Kansas report on evictions highlights ignorance of legal system, confusion over rent assistance – Kansas Reflector – July 8, 2022

Kansas report on evictions highlights people’s ignorance of legal system, confusion over rent assistance – Lawrence Journal-World – July 8, 2022

Kelly seess continued economic success, growth on horizon – The Emporia Gazette –  July 2, 2022

Pittsburg City Commission Meeting Recap – June 28 – City of Pittsburg – June 28, 2022

The Kansas Mortgage Relief Program Is Helping Homeowners – EIN News – June 23, 2022 

PTAC Energy Saver For Residential HVAC Energy Savings In Kansas – GREENandSAVE.com – June 17, 2022

Ellinwood impresses County Commission – Great Bend Tribune – June 8, 2022

Kelly ‘very confident’ Kansas will land $4B megaproject – Wichita Business Journal – June 7, 2022

EXCLUSIVE: Kelly ‘very confident’ Kansas will land $4B megaproject – Kansas City Business Journal – June 6, 2022

Housing Development Partners are sought for Grant Opportunity – Atchison Globe – June 6, 2022

Lincoln’s “free house” to be SAVED! – Live Lincoln County Kansas – June 6, 2022 

Large, affordable housing apartment complex near SLT moving forward – Lawrence Journal-World – June 6, 2022

Proven need for workforce housing; renovated school fills immediately – Hays Post – June 5, 2022

Rural housing in Kansas sees improvements – Salina Post – May 28, 2022

Manhattan Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on 31st home – KMAN 1350 AM – May 27, 2022

Kansas must solve rural affordable housing dilemma. With new programs, it’s on the right path – The Topeka Capital-Journal – May 15, 2022

Rural housing grants available to prepare for future cheese plant – Dodge City Daily Globe – May 14, 2022

State designates $62 million for affordable housing development – KRSL – May 13, 2022

Kansas passes major housing bills during legislative session – WIBW – May 13, 2022

Kansas’ future may lie in the housing market, but rural development must keep up – The Topeka Capital-Journal – May 9, 2022

Kansas governor signs bipartisan legislation creating tax incentive for housing construction – Kansas Reflector – May 7, 2022

Office of Recovery Newsletter – Office of Recovery – May 6, 2022

Everything You Need to Know about State LIHTCs in 2022 – Novogradac – May 4, 2022

Developers seek to pull combined $11M in multifamily IRBs for Wichita projects – Wichita Business Journal – Apr. 25, 2022

Kansas Housing Launches Mortgage Relief Program – Office of Recovery – Apr. 22, 2022

Ten Minutes With… Danielle Johnson, Habitat for Humanity – Wichita Business Journal – Apr. 22, 2022

Color of Awakening – The Emporia Gazette – Apr. 2, 2022

INSIGHT: Hometown advocacy – Salina Post – Mar. 30, 2022

Color of Awakening – JC Post – Mar. 28, 2022 

Help with Utility, Rent Deposits Now Available for Eligible Renters – WIBW – Mar. 26, 2022

Pay scheduled change, bonds among items on city agenda – The Salina Post – Mar. 20, 2022 

Governor Laura Kelly Prioritizes Affordable Housing in Budget Amendments – KRSL – Mar. 15, 2022

BOWERS: 2022 Senate Scene Week Nine – Hays Post – Mar. 14, 2022

Tax credit bundle promoting housing, aerospace, education gets preliminary Kansas Senate nod – Kansas Reflector – Mar. 9, 2022

Pittsburg City Commission Meeting Recap – Feb. 22 – City of Pittsburg – Feb. 22, 2022

2022 Kansas first-time homebuyer assistance programs – MSN – Feb. 18, 2022

When will high home prices come down? Maybe they won’t, says Wichita State economist – Wichita Eagle – Feb. 17, 2022

Ryan Vincent, Kansas Housing Corp. – Hays Post – Feb. 8, 2022 

KHRC Emergency Rental Assistance Program Executive Director Ryan Vincent – Eagle Communications – Feb. 7, 2022 

Weather program available for low-income residents – Leavenworth Times – Feb. 5, 2022

Governor Kelly Visits Alma to Talk About Importance of Affordable Housing Across Kansas Communities – KANSAN to KANSAN Newsletter – Feb. 4, 2022

Statewide Survey yields interesting facts about growth of cities in Kansas – Atchison Globe – Feb. 2, 2022

New apartments in Alma fill a need – Iola Register – Feb. 2, 2022

Valeo touts Mobile Access Partnership’s role in changing lives – WIBW – Feb. 1, 2022

Governor discusses affordable housing opportunities – Little Apple Post – Feb. 1, 2022

Governor discusses affordable housing opportunities – JC Post – Feb. 1, 2022

Governor Laura Kelly Discusses Affordable Housing Opportunities in Alma – Office of the Governor – Jan. 31, 2022

Kelly talks proposal to boost funds for moderate income housing in Alma visit – KMAN 1350 AM – Jan. 31, 2022

Downtown historic building in Alma provides housing, in efforts to help rural communities – WIBW – Jan. 31, 2022

Free weatherization services available to qualifying Kansas households – KPA | Kansas Positive Press – Jan. 28, 2022

Do you qualify for free weatherization services? – Fox 4 KC – Jan. 28, 2022

Do you qualify for free weatherization services? – KSN – Jan. 27, 2022

Free housing upgrades available to Kansans who qualify – KSNT – Jan. 27, 2022

Homeowners warned to be prepared to shell out more for natural gas – KWCH – Jan. 27, 2022

Kansas needs ‘increased investment’ in all housing categories, realtor groups says – Atchison Globe – Jan. 27, 2022

Free weatherization services available to qualifying Kansas households – The Hutchinson News – Jan. 27, 2022

City leaders discuss statewide housing needs, governor’s budget proposal… – Lawrence Journal-World – Jan. 18, 2022

Kansas has billions of dollars in surplus. – The Garden City Telegram – Jan. 18, 2022

How Kelly wants to spend state’s billions of surplus – The Newton Kansan – Jan. 15, 2022

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly plans worker pay raises, cash for social services in 2023 budget – The Kansas City Star – Jan. 13, 2022

Kansas has billions of dollars in surplus. Here are 9 ways the governor wants to spend it – KCUR – Jan. 12, 2022

Housing solutions become reality in Stafford County – St. John News – Jan. 12, 2022

CHAD Awarded 2022 Moderate Income Housing Grant – Dodge City Daily Globe – Jan. 11, 2022

CHAD Awarded 2022 Moderate Income Housing Grant – SWKSRadio – Jan. 10, 2022

Compliance News Briefs – January 2022 – Novogradac – Jan. 5, 2022

LeRoy to see new triplex living space through state grant – KVOE – Dec. 21, 2021

Kansas Supreme Court creates Ad Hoc Committee on Best Practices for Eviction Proceedings – KS Courts – Dec. 16, 2021

Ordinance establishes new Frontier Apartments RHID in historic building – Hays Post – Dec. 11, 2021

Housing shortages keeping Kansans out of a home on the range – The Journal | Kansas Leadership Center – Nov. 9, 2021

Local non-profits preparing to keep people warm this winter – KSNT – Nov. 3, 2021

Atmos Energy and Kansas Housing Resources Corporation Partner to Encourage Weatherization – MarketScreener – Oct. 28, 2021

Kansas agencies offer tips for energy savings on Energy Efficiency Day – WIBW – Oct. 7, 2021

Save energy: Kansas observes Energy Efficiency Day – Great Bend Tribune – Oct. 7, 2021

Derby’s housing needs continue to grow – Derby Informer – Sept. 29, 2021

Next step in former St. Joseph School RHID request approved by city commission – Hays Post – Sept. 27, 2021

City commission to vote on RHID resolution for historic St. Joseph School – Hays Post – Sept. 23, 2021

Zarah Mall in Great Bend looking to build second-floor apartments – Great Bend Post – Sept. 21, 2021

Council OKs grant to help Zarah housing – Great Bend Tribune – Sept. 20, 2021

Grant could help bring housing to Zarah – Great Bend Tribune – Sept. 18, 2021

RHID process for St. Joseph School redevelopment will be ‘a marathon of meetings’ – Hays Post – Sept. 17, 2021

City commission to review financial incentives requested by St. Joseph redevelopment – Hays Post – Sept. 16, 2021

Emporia City Commission approves fiscal year 2022 budget and five year plan Wednesday – KVOE – Sept. 15, 2021

City approves 2022 budget- The Emporia Gazette – Sept. 15, 2021

Emporia City Commission to consider finalizing 2022 budget Wednesday evening – KVOE – Sept. 14, 2021

Hillsboro Votes To Refinance Bonds For A Potential $35,000 Savings – Hillsboro Free Press – Sept. 14, 2021

The Annex Group Announces Plans to Develop 248-Unit Union at The Loop Affordable Housing Community… – MultifamilyBiz – Aug. 23, 2021

Lofts at 832 project in the works – Atchison Globe – Aug. 19, 2021

Hays Parish Hall passes first hurdle in apartment renovation project – Hays Post – Aug. 18, 2021

The Annex Group to Build 248-Unit Community in Kansas – Affordable Housing Finance – Aug. 17, 2021

Budget, SFD audit, citizen petition, annexation on city agenda – Salina Post – Aug. 15, 2021

The Rundown – Senior housing development moves forward – 4state.news – Aug. 12, 2021

K-State’s $100K net-zero prototype house is finished. Here’s what it looks like inside. – The Wichita Eagle – Aug. 12, 2021

Pittsburg City Commission meeting recap – Aug. 10, 2021 – City of Pittsburg – Aug. 10, 2021

Developer seeks to turn Hays parish center into apartments – Hays Post – July 19, 2021

Pittsburg City Commission meeting recap – June 22, 2021 – City of Pittsburg – June 24, 2021

Epworth Towers in Hays completes $6.9M renovation – Hays Post – June 18, 2021

Group housing facility Transitions opens in full capacity, completing first piece of behavioral health campus – Lawrence Journal-World – June 12, 2021

Meet MAP — Mobile Access Partnership — in Topeka – The Topeka Capital-Journal – May 28, 2021

City leaders approve an increase in fines for dogs at large (Atchison City Commission) – Atchison Globe – May 18, 2021

First-time homebuyers in Kansas could soon get help saving money – KSNT – May 18, 2021

Homeowner Assistance Fund Part of American Rescue Plan – Update – EIN Presswire – May 13, 2021

Pittsburg City Commission meeting recap – City of Pittsburg – May 11, 2021

Today’s Mortgage Rates in Kansas – MoneyWise – May 4, 2020

HOI, officials break ground on Quail Cove development – Great Bend Tribune – Apr. 29, 2021

Salina awarded $3.1 million housing assistance funds – Salina Journal – Apr. 21, 2021

2021 Kansas first-time homebuyer assistance programs – BankRate – Apr. 5, 2021

Valeo Behavioral Health Care and the Topeka Rescue Mission Announce the Mobile Access Partnership (MAP) – TK Business Magazine – Apr. 1, 2021

KC Regional Housing Alliance to hold virtual event connecting tenants with resources for rent relief – KSHB 41 – Kansas City – Mar. 18, 2021

Emporia City Commissioners extend mask mandate to Apr. 10, discuss mandate’s future beyond that time – KVOE – Mar. 17, 2021

About $600 Million in Rental Assistance Coming in Kansas, Missouri – Flatland – Mar. 16, 2021

K-State students designed a prototype of solar homes that cost about $100,000 – The Wichita Eagle – Mar. 7, 2021

Stunted growth: Local realtor says housing shortage has reached tipping point – The Emporia Gazette – Mar. 6, 2021

City Commission approves several road work projects – The Emporia Gazette – Mar. 5, 2021

Geitz to not seek re-election in 2021; City formally accepts $700,000 CDBG grant – KVOE – Mar. 3, 2021

City Commission faces full slate during Wednesday action session – The Emporia Gazette – Mar. 2, 2021

Are You a First-Time Home Buyer in Kansas? Here are the mortgage programs available to first-time homebuyers in your state. – MoneyWise – Feb. 26, 2021

Community Impact: Eviction Prevention – Kansas Office of Recovery –  Feb. 19, 2021

Kansas to provide $200 million to help pay rents for those in need – Liberal Leader & Times – Feb. 19, 2021

City housing program moving forward – McPherson Sentinel – Feb. 18, 2021

Housing leaders in Wichita and Kansas announce $200 million in rental assistance – KSN News – Feb. 16, 2021

Kansas bolsters COVID-19 rental-assistance program – KSHB 41-Kansas City – Feb. 16, 2021

Governor Kelly Announces $200 Million In Statewide Rental Assistance – Kansas Office of the Governor – Feb. 16, 2021

Pandemic assistance: Governor announces $200M for renters – Salina Post – Feb. 16, 2021

$200 Million In Statewide Rental Assistance Becomes Available – KSCB News – Feb. 16, 2021

New emergency rental assistance program coming in March – KAKE-TV – Feb. 11, 2021

Wichita prepares to launch rental assistance program – KWCH 12 – Feb. 4, 2021

Renters struggle to pay rent during pandemic; help available – Hays Post – Feb. 2, 2021

Cornerstone of Topeka unveils new affordable housing options in central Topeka – Topeka Capital-Journal – Jan. 29, 2021

Cornerstone of Topeka, Inc. to host ribbon-cutting on new affordable housing development – WIBW – Jan. 28, 2021

Office of Rural Prosperity 2020 Annual Report – Jan. 28, 2021

Kansas Gas Service, Kansas Housing Resources Corporation partner on weatherization effort – KVOE.com – Jan. 27, 2021

Holm Auto Good News: Help with utility, rent deposits now available for eligible renters – Salina Journal – Jan. 24, 2021

Area Agency on Aging announces grant funding to assist with rent and utilities for eligible residents – KVOE – Jan. 23, 2021

Quality, affordable housing in high demand as communities undergo statewide housing assessment – KSN.com – Jan. 20, 2021

Kansas Housing provides $1.8 million in rent, utility assistance – EIN Presswire | Kansas Legal Services – Jan. 20, 2021

City of McPherson seeking housing applicants – The Kansan – Jan. 12, 2021

Helpful resources for Kansas Consumers – KAKE – Jan. 7, 2021

Time running out to apply for rental assistance in Kansas – KSNT – Dec. 11, 2020

Kansas rent help deadline is less than a week away – WIBW – Dec. 11, 2020

Andrea J. Boyack: Mind housing cost gap between tenant, landlord – The Topeka Capital-Journal – Dec. 10, 2020

Deadline approaching for statewide rental assistance program – KAKE-Wichita – Dec. 7, 2020

Kansas Government News – Kansas Government Journal – Dec. 2020

How a local landlord, tenant are navigating the pandemic – The Topeka Capital-Journal – Nov. 26, 2020

Kansans facing financial hardships can apply for up to $5,000 in rental assistance – KSN News – Nov. 17, 2020

Rental assistance still available – The Hutchinson News – Nov. 5, 2020

Funds still available for KEPP – 13-WIBW – Nov. 3, 2020

Rental crisis still looms – The Hutchinson News – Nov. 1, 2020

Need help catching up on rent? This program can help! – 13-WIBW – Oct. 30, 2020

State announces Kansas Eviction Prevention Program to help tenants pay rent – The Topeka Capital-Journal – Oct. 29, 2020

Letter to the editor: Moratoriums may cause crisis – The Topeka Capital-Journal – Oct. 29, 2020

Coffee Chat – AARP KS – Oct. 28, 2020

The 5 Q’s: Tiffany Romine of SEK-CAP discusses rental assistance program for those affected by COVID-19 – The Joplin Globe – Oct. 25, 2020

Landlords, tenants eligible for rent payment assistance – Liberal Leader & Times -Oct. 22, 2020

SEK-CAP ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR KANSAS EVICTION PREVENTION PROGRAM – Fort Scott Biz – Oct. 22, 2020

Governor Laura Kelly Announces $35 million in Rental Assistance to Keep Kansans in Their Homes, Businesses – KSCB – Oct. 22, 2020

State To Aid In Rent Payments – WIBW News – Oct. 22, 2020

Gov. Laura Kelly seeks bipartisan House, Senate talks on new mask mandate – Shawnee Mission Post -Oct. 22, 2020

Local and state-issued CARES funding aims to help curb eviction problem – Pittsburg Morning Sun – Oct. 22, 2020

KHRC creates new eviction prevention program – WIBW-13 – Oct. 21, 2020

Kansas creates rental aid program to help reduce evictions, pay landlords – The Wichita Eagle – Oct. 21, 2020

Program designed to reduce evictions will pay rent back to April 2020 – KSNT.com -Oct. 21, 2020

New program gives up to $5,000 in rental assistance to eligible Kansas tenants – KSHB 41 – Kansas City – Oct. 21, 2020

State of Kansas announces $35 million in rental assistance – KWCH 12 – Oct. 21, 2020

STATE RENTAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAM TO BE OFFERED IN WICHITA – 101.3 FM KFDI – Oct. 20, 2020

COVID-19 funds available to help those who may be evicted in KC area – Wyandotte Daily – Oct. 20, 2020

APPLY NOW: New Eviction Prevention Program Assists Tenants, Landlords Impacted by COVID – Kansas Bar Association – Oct. 20, 2020

New program announced for those struggling with rent due to COVID-19 impacts – The Hutchinson News – Oct. 19, 2020

19 New COVID Cases, 1 New Death – KSAL.com – Oct. 16, 2020

LANDLORDS AND TENANTS APPLY FOR UP TO $5,000 PER HOUSEHOLD – Fort Scott Biz – Oct. 16, 2020

Saline County: Symptomatic person went to local sale barn; another death – Salina Post – Oct. 16, 2020

19 New COVID Cases, 1 New Death – KSAL.com – Oct. 16, 2020

Advocates warn of ‘eviction cliff,’ need for better renter protection – Topeka Capital-Journal – Oct. 10, 2020

Grant could spur more housing – Marion County Record – Sept. 24, 2020

Housing finally at Highlands? Maybe! – Abilene Reflector-Chronicle – Sept. 18, 2020

SafeHope seeking expansion – The Kansan – Sept. 18, 2020

White House moves to halt evictions through December – KAKE News – Sept. 3, 2020

Grant funding, Fanestil bonds among agenda items for Emporia City Commission – KVOE – Sept. 2, 2020

City Commission approves CDGB-CV funding for economic and food – KVOE – Sept. 2, 2020

Unlocking home: Addressing housing needs across Kansas – Kansas Government Journal – Apr. 2020

Audit points to shortcomings of homebuyer aid programs in Kansas – Topeka Capital-Journal – Feb. 2, 2020

State grant funds new homes in Greensburg – Kiowa County Signal – Jan. 22, 2020

It’s Your Business – Topeka Capital-Journal – Jan. 19, 2020

Senior housing growing – Ark Valley – The News – Dec. 19, 2019

Groundbreaking for affordable housing in Valley Center – KAKE News – Dec. 17, 2019

Construction of behavioral health campus set to begin, but price tag for Douglas County may grow – Lawrence Journal-World – Nov. 10, 2019

Eastridge Villas: Senior housing project was a cooperative effort – The Scott County Record – Oct. 24, 2019

Moderate Income Housing Program – Kansas Government Journal – August/September 2019

A New Era – Affordable Housing News – Summer 2019

First Time Homebuyer Program paves way for family move – Ellsworth County Independent – Reporter – June 13, 2019

Rare downtown housing for Kansas City, KS – KSNT – June 10, 2019

Residents Of Kansas City, Kansas, Are Set To Get New Downtown Housing For The First Time In 30 Years – June 8, 2019

The Boulevard Lofts 30 years in the waiting – KCUR 89.3 – June 8, 2019

Weatherization assistance available to low income households – The Hutchinson News – Oct. 22, 2018

Leavenworth housing agency honored – The Leaven – Oct. 12, 2018

Delaware Place apartments dedicated – The Vindicator, Valley Falls – July 19, 2018

Right at home – Salina Journal – June 26, 2018

Developers get green light for Lee lofts – Salina Journal – May 16, 2018 

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