Alissa Ice will lead the state of Kansas’ housing development efforts, collaborating with developers and stakeholders to expand affordable housing throughout the state, Executive Director Ryan Vincent announced. As Director of Housing Development, Ice will manage the state’s Low Income Housing Tax Credit and Moderate Income Housing programs, as well as the Private Activity Bond allocation.
“Expanding Kansans’ access to quality, affordable housing is the central focus of our work,” Vincent said. “Developing housing that serves our state’s most vulnerable citizens is a key component of that access. Alissa’s programmatic knowledge and leadership experience make her an excellent Housing Development leader, and we’re so pleased to welcome her to our team.”
Ice brings more than a decade of housing experience to her new role, including 12 years at the Missouri Housing Development Commission, where she worked with the state’s housing trust fund, the National Housing Trust Fund, and the Low Income Housing Tax Credit program. She previously served as the City of Lawrence’s Housing Administrator, collaborating with the city’s new housing trust fund and the Affordable Housing Advisory Board to meet the city’s affordable housing goals.
A Kansas native, Ice was born and raised in Newton and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare from the University of Kansas and a Master’s of Public Administration from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. She lives in Overland Park with her husband and two daughters.
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 corporation’s housing development initiatives, please contact director Alissa Ice at email@example.com or visit our website.
Thirteen Kansas communities will receive a combined total of $2.3 million to develop affordable housing for moderate-income families. The funding, made possible through the state of Kansas’ Moderate Income Housing (MIH) program and supplemental Kansas Housing funding, awards grants or loans to develop multi-family rental units, single family homes, and water, sewer, and street extensions in cities or counties with populations of fewer than 60,000.
“Since 2012, the Kansas Legislature has recognized the need for quality, affordable housing for those who do not qualify for federal housing assistance, yet cannot afford market rate housing,” Kansas Housing Executive Director Ryan Vincent said. “From workforce housing serving the agriculture industry in western Kansas, to repurposing an abandoned elementary school block into affordable single-family homes in southeast Kansas, we’ve seen countless examples of how the program has addressed housing shortages in rural communities across the state. This year MIH applications doubled, demonstrating the ongoing need for this crucial assistance.”
This year’s awards will help rehabilitate a vacant long-term care facility into affordable rental units in Osage City, help develop a five-unit subdivision for single family homes in Sedgwick, and will help expand a homebuyer assistance program in Lyons. See full details for all 13 awards.
Kansas Housing administers the MIH program at no cost to the state. The Legislature allocates funding on a pass-through basis, and Kansas Housing manages the application and award process.
The MIH program is the state’s sole housing appropriation from the Kansas Legislature. With a 2019 MIH budget of $2 million, Kansas currently allocates roughly $.69 per citizen to housing.
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 Moderate Income Housing program, please contact Program Director Alissa Ice at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.kshousingcorp.org.
Governor Laura Kelly joined with Kansas Housing Resources Corporation to proclaim October 30 Weatherization Day in Kansas. The Weatherization Assistance Program, signed into law by President Gerald Ford in 1976, has weatherized more than 7.4 million homes, reducing household utility bills, lowering energy usage, and creating healthier and more comfortable home environments.
KHRC provides free weatherization assistance to qualifying families. Learn more.