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Nearly $49 million assists more than 4,300 Kansas homeowners

The Kansas Homeowner Assistance Fund (KHAF), a federally funded, temporary emergency program to support homeowners experiencing hardship during the COVID pandemic, has stopped accepting applications and is now closed.

KHAF was established with American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to help qualifying Kansas homeowners get current on their mortgages and avoid foreclosure. Since the program launched in April 2022, KHAF has provided nearly $49 million in assistance, preventing foreclosure for more than 4,300 homeowners.

The program’s impacts were felt across the state:

  • 98 of 105 Kansas counties assisted
  • 93% of homeowners assisted were below 100% of their area’s median income
  • 275 mortgage servicers collaborated with KHAF
  • Homeowners were offered HUD housing counseling and/or legal services

 

According to the U.S. Department of Treasury, Kansas had distributed or allocated 96.3 percent of its federal Homeowner Assistance Funds by the first quarter of 2023. This was the highest percentage of Homeowner Assistance Fund disbursements among all 50 states.

View the interactive map by clicking the image. Source: U.S. Department of Treasury.

Additional data revealed Kansas’ foreclosure starts for the first half of 2023 were down significantly to just 34 percent of 2019 levels, among the lowest of all states.

View the interactive map by clicking the image. Source: ATTOM Data Solutions.

The closure process followed three phases. 

  1. Final Funding Phase: On January 30, 2023, homeowners were encouraged to apply as soon as possible to be considered for final funding.
  2. Hold Phase: On February 21, 2023, KHAF had received enough applications to exhaust all funds.
  3. Closure Phase: On Dec. 15, 2023 KHAF closed and stopped accepting new applications. Approved forward mortgage payments are accounted for and will be paid as scheduled.  

KHAF applicants can monitor scheduled forward mortgage payments by logging into the KHAF portal and viewing the status description and scheduled payments.

KHAF cannot guarantee the payment of shortages due to loan servicer misquotes or increases in monthly payments due to tax and insurance escrow changes.

A list of HUD housing counseling agencies, legal services, the Kansas foreclosure timeline, and loss mitigation options can be viewed at Additional Housing Resources.

For more questions, applicants can reach KHAF customer service at KHAF@kshousingcorp.org, or review the KHAF closure FAQs. KHRC’s ongoing housing programs will continue to serve Kansas beyond the closure of the KHAF program.

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The KHAF program is 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

 

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Kansas Housing launches statewide application for free weatherization services

Governor Laura Kelly joined Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) staff and and community partners in proclaiming October Energy Action Month and October 30 Weatherization Day in Kansas. Energy Action Month is an annual campaign to raise awareness of the statewide Weatherization Assistance Program and encourage Kansans to reduce energy usage and save on utility bills as cold weather approaches.

Weatherization reduces utility costs by improving energy efficiency while ensuring health and safety. Services are customized for each individual residence but may include:

  • Weather stripping
  • Caulking around doors and windows and other air leaks
  • Repair or replacement of inefficient or dangerous furnaces
  • Insulating walls, ceilings, and floors
  • Lighting and ventilation upgrades

Eligibility for the Weatherization Assistance Program is based on household income. Applications are accepted year-round, and services are provided free of charge.

Learn more and apply!

The proclamation was signed alongside staff from KHRC, which administers the Kansas Weatherization Assistance Program, and Weatherization providers and partners:

 

 

 

 

Spread the word! Watch and share our new weatherization overview videos in English and Spanish to see how the process works.

Charging Up: Solar for All

KHRC is in the process of applying for Solar for All funding through the US EPA Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF). To help us build our proposal, we held webinars with potential partners and public stakeholders.

If KHRC is awarded Solar for All funding in 2024, we anticipate services to begin in mid-2025. The program would expand access to solar energy, serving low-income households and disadvantaged communities.

Share your input! We invite you to help us build a proposal and design a strong potential program by filling out our Solar for All Questionnaire.

Follow us on Facebook and X (formerly known as Twitter) all month for Weatherization messages and updates!

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In July, Kansas Housing received 12 4% Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) applications equating to over $206 million in Private Activity Bonds (PABs) for the final of three application rounds. Of the three applications awarded, the approved LIHTCs and PABs will build 114 new units and rehabilitate 223 existing affordable units.

Collectively, the three rounds are projected to provide approximately 1657 affordable units for Kansans, and over $239 million in PABs will be utilized. The 2023 Qualified Allocation plan states that 40% of the PABs will be for new construction and 40% for rehabilitation. KHRC awarded 59% of PABs to new construction applicants and 41% to rehabilitation projects.

The Kansas Affordable Housing Tax Credit Act was enacted by H.B. 2237 in 2022. All 4% and 9% LIHTC projects awarded in 2023 will receive Kansas Affordable Housing Tax Credits in addition to the federal LIHTCs as an equal match. With the additional resources provided by the state credit, Kansas Housing saw an increase in 4% LIHTC applications, particularly in the new construction set-aside.

For more information on how federal and state LIHTCs are allocated, please reference our 2023 Qualified Allocation Plan or the draft 2024 Qualified Allocation Plan.

The updated 4% LIHTC and PAB project list is available online.

Kansas Housing administers the state’s housing development programs and oversees the competitive application process.

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Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) 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 state’s housing finance agency (HFA), administering essential housing and community programs to serve Kansans.

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Seven nonprofit community organizations across the state received a combined $154,920 to help low-income Kansans achieve stability and access economic opportunities. The awards, provided through federal Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) discretionary funding, will support initiatives ranging from expanding emergency cold weather shelter services in Southeast Kansas, to providing statewide rental and eviction counseling in underserved communities, and providing additional housing and funding for families seeking to overcome the trauma of homelessness in McPherson.

“The CSBG program aims to reduce poverty, revitalize low-income communities, and empower low-income families and individuals to become fully self-sufficient,” said Marilyn Stanley, CSBG Program Manager at the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC). “We’re so pleased to work with our community partners to provide these vital resources to Kansans in need.”

Funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the CSBG program supports local service partners that provide resources and assistance to low-income community members. KHRC serves as the state’s CSBG program administrator. CSBG grant awards fund a range of community services, including job training, financial management education, childcare services, housing and food assistance programs, and more.

Service partners apply for annual and discretionary funding through competitive application processes. Complete award details are available online.

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Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) 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 state’s housing finance agency (HFA), administering essential housing and community programs to serve Kansans.

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Twenty Kansas projects will receive a combined total of $4,675,000.00 in MIH funds, $8,946,000.00 in MIH-ARPA funds, and 5,474,000 in Kansas Housing Investor Tax Credits (KHITCs) to develop affordable housing for moderate-income families in rural areas of the state. The awards, made possible through the state of Kansas’ Moderate Income Housing (MIH), MIH-American Rescue Plan Act (MIH-ARPA), and Kansas Housing Investor Tax Credit (KHITC) Programs, provide resources to develop housing in rural communities.

Combined with the amount leveraged by each community to support the proposed initiatives, the awards represent a total investment of $90,933,755 and a net gain of 513 affordable, quality housing units.

2023 Round 2 MIH, MIH-ARPA, and KHITC Award List:

This round of awards will help with development of 20 projects:

  • 16 rental duplexes in Norton
  • 5 rental apartment units in Palco
  • 12 rental apartments in Victoria
  • 9 single-family homes in Atwood
  • 8 single-family homes and 4 townhome units in Salina
  • 40 single-family homes in McPherson
  • 14 rental duplexes in Sterling
  • 3 single-family homes in Abilene
  • 11 multi-family rental units in Ottawa
  • 100 multi-family rental units in Bonner Springs
  • 14 multi-family rental units in Pittsburg
  • 12 single-family homes in Pittsburg
  • 12 multi-family rental units in Kingman
  • 20 multi-family rental units in Kingman
  • 108 multi-family rental units in Derby
  • 100 multi-family rental units in Goddard
  • 5 multi-family rental units and 1 single-family home in Greensburg
  • 8 single-family homes in Pratt
  • 3 homeowner single-family homes and 6 single-family rentals in Stafford and St. John
  • 2 single-family homes in Ashland
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Cynthia Howerton joined the Kansas Department of Housing in 1997 when it was still under the purview of the Kansas Department of Commerce. At that time, Howerton worked with less than 20 employees on the 12th floor of the Eisenhower building. She began her job as a temporary worker to help process applications for the First Time Homebuyer (FTHB) program. But her job has been far from temporary; she’s been helping Kansans purchase their first homes now for 26 years.

“We housed a lot of people,” said Howerton. “In the early days, we received FTHB funding on the first of September and the first of March, and funds would run out before the next round would start. By 8:00 a.m. on the first of the month, my fax machine would already be full; it was crazy! We did a lot of faxing, made a lot of phone calls. Everything was on paper.” Since then, the volume of First Time Homebuyer applications has fluctuated over the years with changes in economic conditions.

Governor Sebelius separated the state’s housing division from the Department of Commerce in 2003, catalyzing the formation Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC), an independent, nonprofit corporation. KHRC relocated to its current location on Kansas avenue in 2004. Howerton also started working with the Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program and eventually became the First Time Homebuyer program manager.

She’ll never forget helping Kansans in times of need or crisis. She pitched in with disaster relief in Southeast Kansas after the Greensburg tornado and assisted with the Kansas Eviction Protection Program (KEPP), which helped Kansans stay housed during the eviction crisis created by COVID. “What blew my mind was the Kansas Appliance Replacement Program (ARA),” she said. KHRC administered the program, which supplied households with free energy-efficient appliances—dishwashers, refrigerators, washers, and dryers—in the aftermath of the 2008 housing crisis and recession. “It was a whirlwind to keep up with,” says Howerton. “I would hang up the phone and pick it back up and another person would be on the line before it even rang. The program lasted months, but it felt like years.”

As she nears her retirement, Howerton recalls highlights of growth and change during her time at KHRC. “Going paperless was a huge change,” Howerton remembers. “Agencies that administer federal programs don’t change that much, but the technology has branched out so much—laptops, cell phones, software tools—things have really improved and they’re still constantly changing!” What’s kept Howerton at KHRC so long? She offers a glimpse: “If you work at a place like KHRC, you truly mean it. I think KHRC values employees; they expect good work but treat us well. That has never changed.”

What hasn’t changed for Howerton is the power of a genuine connection—whether it’s with a client over the phone, or among longtime colleagues. “I’m proud that I could help so many Kansans buy their first homes and cover their rent payments,” said Howerton. “I take pride in my customer service. People will say to me, ‘You called me back! That doesn’t happen this day and age.’ I try to go the extra mile and find them solutions or someone else who can help them, even if I can’t.” Howerton always enjoyed celebrating National Homeownership Month each June with new first-time homebuyers, especially the most recent event this year in Derby.

“I will miss the people the most,” said Howerton. A handful of colleagues have worked alongside her since nearly the beginning. “That’s what’s neat about being in a place so long; you truly get to follow their lives.” She remembers their children—sometimes running through the office in their youth—now grown up and getting married. She relishes memories of Friday afternoons off with her colleagues to enjoy staff at picnics at the lake and driving Go-Karts at the Sports Center. Some of her favorite memories at KHRC include the office Olympics and dressing up for Halloween.

Howerton is an avid reader and after retirement plans to keep her mind sharp by reading, playing games, and downsizing her apartment of 27 years. She’s looking forward to prioritizing her health and self-care by walking more, cooking healthy meals, and spending time with her brother and his family in Lawrence.

Cynthia Howerton will officially retire from her position at KHRC on July 28, 2023. We thank Cynthia from the bottom of our hearts for her many years of service and friendship at KHRC!

KHRC in the News

Wamego hospital converted to apartments, open house set- July 3, 2024

Kansas Housing awards $3.7 million in KHITCs for rural housing development- July 2, 2024

Manhattan group seeks to build 250 units of affordable housing in south Lawrence- June 28, 2024

Wichita church completes housing project for low-income seniors- June 28, 2024

Benton Institute for Broadband & Society: The Kansas Affordability Plan- June 27, 2024

Pittsburg seeks $360K grant to support homeless community- June 11, 2024

Emergency Solutions Grant aims to aid Pittsburg’s unhoused- May 29, 2024

Energy costs, warming climate spark stricter energy codes for HUD housing- May 28, 2024

Gleason apartment building project OKed- May 24, 2024

Affordable housing units under construction in Colby- May 22, 2024

Bonner Springs considers new incentives for apartment project- May 15, 2024

Annex Group underway on $61M affordable housing community in Wichita, Kansas- May 10, 2024

Construction begins on new affordable housing complex in east Wichita- May 9, 2024

Construction on new affordable housing community- Union at Purple Heart Trail- from The Annex Group begins in Kansas- May 9, 2024

Bond financing approved for downtown Wichita housing project- May 8, 2024

$41 million in federal cash to help Kansas homeless, affordable housing- May 7, 2024

Developer trying to restore historic downtown building for affordable housing- May 7, 2024

City approves incentives to turn historic downtown Wichita building into apartments- May 7, 2024

New project to bring more affordable senior housing to Abilene- May 6, 2024

Denver developer plans $20 million in Wichita low-income housing downtown- May 3, 2024

Understanding your rights as a renter- May 3, 2024

Wichita suburb wants to use new state incentives for land deal involving Steven brothers- May 3, 2024

Habitat for Humanity, Kansas Housing partner to make home ownership affordable- Apr. 26, 2024

Kansas Mortgage Calculator- Apr. 22, 2024

‘Funding Braids’ will be key to finding the $243 million in affordable, supportive housing called for in ‘A Place for Everyone’ plan- Apr. 20, 2024

Stafford County joins in on building boom- Apr. 16, 2024

City puts resources into affordable housing for disabled residents- Apr. 16, 2024

New project to bring more affordable senior housing to Abilene- Apr. 11, 2024

New housing project to break ground- Apr. 10, 2024

New project to bring more affordable senior housing to Abilene- Apr. 10, 2024

Breaking Ground on Abilene Court- Apr. 10, 2024

Natoma Rental Units Rehabilitation Project Awarded Funding- Apr. 5, 2024

Rental duplexes planned as Marion housing expands- Apr. 4, 2024

Rental duplexes planned as Marion housing expands- Apr. 4, 2024

Better Together: Kansas Workshop Connects Agencies to Rural Communities- Apr. 2, 2024

CRDA sustains housing efforts- Apr. 1, 2024

Wichita eyes cutting $6M pickleball complex as state funding for homeless shelter stalls- Mar. 28, 2024

Chanute Regional Development Authority holds annual diner- Mar. 21, 2024

Proposed affordable senior housing project, looking to break ground in west Lawrence in 2025, earns initial development incentive approval- Mar. 14, 2024

Clay Center Secures $650K Grant from KHRC for Affordable Housing Development with Rural Development Group- Mar. 6, 2024

City receives $650K MIH housing grant- Mar. 6, 2024

Housing grant to benefit residents with mental illness Feb. 22, 2024

Kansas Electric Service Financial Assistance Programs Feb. 20, 2024

Wichita residents invited to discuss affordable housing Feb. 16, 2024

Landmark Hotel Transforms into Modern Apartments: A Beacon of Hope for Hutchinson’s History and Housing- Feb. 16, 2024

Hutchinson historic building to become apartment building- Feb. 16, 2024

Grant helps pave way for new home in Humboldt- Jan. 24, 2024

McPherson organization receives $30K grant- Jan. 23, 2024

WAYMASTER: From Dome to Home- Jan. 19, 2024

Can Kansas energy companies cut your power during extremely cold weather? What to know- Jan. 18, 2024

Agreements reached to help fund apartment development- Jan. 15, 2024

Audit identifies concerns about state economic development incentives- Jan. 2, 2024

Infusion of state funding chips away at Kansas’ significant affordable housing shortage- Jan. 1, 2024

Infusion of state funding chips away at Kansas’ significant affordable housing shortage- Dec. 31, 2023

Infusion of state funding chips away at Kansas’ significant affordable housing shortage- Dec. 29, 2023

Hillsboro Moves Forward With Housing Plans- Dec. 27, 2023

Boost in state funding chips away at housing shortage- Dec. 26, 2023

Infusion of state funding chips away at Kansas’ significant affordable housing shortage- Dec. 26, 2023

Infusion of state funding chips away at Kansas’ significant affordable housing shortage- Dec. 26, 2023

Kansas invests $62M in affordable, quality housing- Dec. 26, 2023

Infusion of state funding chips away at Kansas’ significant affordable housing shortage- Dec. 26, 2023

Lawrence Community Shelter announces new director- Dec. 22, 2023

SEK-CAP announces temporary closure of TBRA assistance program- Dec. 22, 2023

Deadline approaches for rent assistance program- Dec. 22, 2023

Hillsboro gives land for housing- Dec. 21, 2023

Russell City Council approves option to purchase real estate agreement for senior housing development- Dec. 20, 2023

Statewide mortgage assistance program, which provided nearly $2 million in aid to Douglas County homeowners, comes to a close- Dec. 20, 2023

Kansas Homeowner Assistance Fund ends, helped over 4k homeowners- Dec. 18, 2023

Montezuma celebrates growth, community- Dec. 15, 2023

Mennonite housing group eyes Hillsboro for project- Dec. 13, 2023

Auditors warn about potential cost of housing tax credit- Dec. 13, 2023

SEK-CAP accepting applications for homeless housing program- Dec. 13, 2023

New KCK affordable rate apartments to feature community built around urban agriculture- Dec. 8, 2023

Larned council supports Wichita firm’s housing bid- Dec. 5, 2023

Zarah Lofts developer seeks loan through city- Nov. 25, 2023

Old School Board hands over keys to former Chase County Elementary School ahead of Frontier Management renovations- Nov. 25, 2023

These 5 Kansas cities are among the most expensive in the US for winter heating costs- Nov. 24, 2023

Lawrence school board to consider tax breaks for affordable housing project-  Nov. 12, 2023

Steps taken toward multi-housing unit, commercial development in Hays- Nov. 10, 2023

City talks armory, apartment developments, storage units- Nov. 6, 2023

Commissioners hear water update, approve Fairview Hotel CID- Nov. 1, 2023

Free weatherization assistance available in Kansas City- Oct. 31, 2023

With houses getting more expensive, this Kansas program gives first-time homebuyers a hand up- Oct. 27, 2023

NCSHA Announces 2024 Board of Directors- Oct. 19, 2023

Affordable Housing Advisory Board hears presentations from Trust Fund applicants; 9 projects asking for more than $6 million- Oct. 9, 2023

Overland Park pilot program will help some residents weatherize their homes- Oct. 9, 2023

Huddling for housing solutions- Oct. 6, 2023

New senior housing development is under construction in southeast Topeka. Here’s what we know. – Sept. 29, 2023

More affordable tiny homes coming to McPherson – Sept. 27, 2023

Leadership Landscape- Inspiring Housing Professionals + Free Webinar for All – Sept. 23, 2023

Bonner Springs receives federal grant to bring affordable housing downtown – Sept. 18, 2023

$1.7 million to help turn old Bonner Springs grocery store site into affordable housing – Sept. 16, 2023

Pittsburg housing opportunities expand with $2 million funding boost – Sept. 14, 2023

Pittsburg housing projects receive funding – Sept. 14, 2023

Davids celebrates federal investments for affordable rural housing in Kansas’ Third District – Sept. 13, 2023

Animal services, budget related issues on Salina City Commission agenda – Sept. 11, 2023

Lawrence City Commission gives initial approval to tax breaks for affordable housing project for people ages 55-plus – Sept. 6, 2023

Developer seeks tax breaks for downtown Lawrence affordable housing project for people ages 55-plus – Sept. 5, 2023

City Commission hears community updates – Sept. 4, 2023

Governor Kelly Highlights Efforts to Expand Affordable Housing at Kansas Housing Conference – Aug. 23, 2023  

Banner Oaks Subdivision Starting To Take Shape – Aug. 23, 2023 

Pittsburg City Commission Meeting Recap – Aug. 22, 2023 

Planners can’t agree on proposed housing development in Osawatomie – Aug. 20, 2023

Derby receives $2 million grant for moderate income housing – Aug. 16, 2023

Housing tax credits denied again – July 20, 2023

Rising Stars 2023: Inspiration Comes in Many Forms

Zarah loft project accepts $265,650 grant – June 21, 2023

Status of housing project unclear – June 15, 2023

City of Winfield receives grant for moderate income housing – June 15, 2023

Crews to break ground on new senior living development in Topeka – June 13, 2023

GBED to award Zarah with loft grant – June 12, 2023

Local residents take advantage of home-buying assistance – June 9, 2023

Kansans urged to complete Community Development survey soon – June 9, 2023

Commission approves MIH grant application – June 2, 2023

City provides support for moderate income housing grant – May 28, 2023

Hays City Commission supports latest moderate income housing credits request, will vote this week – May 22, 2023

Hays City Commission to hear new proposed moderate-income housing project – May 18, 2023

CloudCorp names JR & Sons as builder for housing project – May 12, 2023

AGENDA FOR THE FORT SCOTT CITY COMMISSION ON MAY 16 – May 12, 2023

Ellinwood city council meeting at a glance – May 11, 2023

Pittsburg City Commission Meeting Recap – May 19, 2023

Hutchinson’s BrightHouse sees rise in services as it applies for grant – May 5, 2023

City approves updated compensation package, commits to resolving salary compression – May 5, 2023

City Commission agrees to duplex development contract – May 3, 2023

McPherson Housing Coalition receives grant – May 3, 2023

Emporia City Commission convening Wednesday – May 2, 2023 

New housing development planned in Hiawatha – Apr. 26, 2023

Kansas Housing Resources Corporation launches statewide art contest – Apr. 15, 2023

CCOSDD, Frontier Development Group receive $1 million in state funding for apartment complexes – Apr. 15, 2023

Affordable housing Q&A: Ryan Vincent, Kansas Housing Resources Corp. – Apr. 14, 2023

Grant Oked for Zarah loft project – Apr. 14, 2023

Almost $20M Allocated for Rural Kansas Housing – Apr. 13, 2023

Cottonwood Falls housing development to receive $1 million in state funds – Apr. 10, 2023

FS COMMISSION MINUTES OF MARCH 21 – Apr. 8, 2023

Kansas Housing Resources Corporation Awards Funds to Russell, Great Bend – Apr. 7, 2023

Kansas Housing Resources expands eligibility for first-time home buyers program -Mar. 22, 2023

Kansas Housing Resources Corp. launches statewide art contest – Mar. 21, 2023

KANSAS HOUSING RESOURCES CORPORATION LAUNCHES STATEWIDE ART CONTEST – Mar. 21, 2023

EXPANDED ELIGIBILITY FOR FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER PROGRAM TO BENEFIT QUALIFIED HOMEBUYERS, LENDERS – KRSL – Mar. 13, 2023

Bankers Partner With KHRC To Strengthen Communities – The Kansas Banker  – Mar. 14, 2023

Amid housing crunch, KS lawmakers want to expand rural incentive program to big cities – The Kansas City Star – Mar. 9, 2023

DAVIDS ANNOUNCES FEDERAL FUNDING FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT IN KANSAS’ THIRD DISTRICT – U.S. Representative Sharice Davids – Mar. 7, 2023

Kansas lawmakers weigh ban on outdoor sleeping, camping as homeless advocates decry bill – The Topeka Capital-Journal – Mar. 3, 2023

‘I don’t have anywhere to go’: Victim of rental scam faces eviction in Kansas City, Kansas – The Kansas City Star – Feb. 28, 2023

Stafford County Economic Development slows down new housing program – St. John News – Feb. 28 2023

Liberal City Commission Meets Accepts Housing Grant – KSCB Radio News – Feb. 28, 2023

COVID-era program to aid Kansas homeowners to soon close – KCTV – Feb. 21, 2023

COVID-era program to aid Kansas homeowners to soon close – WIBW – Feb. 21, 2023

KANSAS HOMEOWNER ASSISTANCE FUND IN HOLD PHASE – Fort Scott Biz – Feb. 21, 2023

Kansas Homeowner Assistance Fund in ‘hold phase’ as available funds nearly exhausted – The Emporia Gazette – Feb. 21, 2023

Kansas Homeowner Assistance Fund in hold phase, closing soon – KSNW – Feb. 21, 2023

Statewide program responsible for providing Douglas County homeowners with more than $1.5 million in aid is nearing an end – Lawrence Journal-World – Feb. 21, 2023

NEW APARTMENTS ON HORIZON FOR MAIN STREET GALLERY BUILDING IF GRANTS ARE APPROVED – Fort Scott Biz – Feb. 20, 2023

FS COMMISSION MINUTES OF FEB. 7 – Fort Scott Boz – Feb. 18, 2023

Work to bring life back into former Victoria rest home continues – Hays Post – Feb. 17, 2023

JoCo on the Go Podcast: CDBG – Community Development Block Grants – Johnson County Kansas – Feb. 16, 2023

Demand for rent assistance isn’t going anywhere, but Douglas County housing agencies are trying to offer other forms of help – Lawrence Journal-World- Feb. 16, 2023

Pittsburg City Commission Meeting Recap – Feb. 14 – City of Pittsburg – Feb. 16, 2023

City commission discusses state incentives for additional housing in Salina – Salina Journal – Feb. 15, 2023

Kansas first-time homebuyer assistance programs – Yahoo News – Feb. 9, 2023

New housing development heading to Hutchinson — city council approved redistricting model – The Hutchinson News – Feb. 8, 2023

City backs Zarah Hotel grant – Great Bend Tribune – Feb. 7, 2023

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, 2022

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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