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As we wrap up the holidays and tie a bow on 2021, we at KHRC celebrate the nearly $80 million in KERA funds that provided the gift of home to 33,951 residents of 13,000 Kansas households this year.

Eligible KERA applicants that became homeless after applying have also found temporary and permanent housing solutions through KHRC’s Bridge to Housing Stability (BHS) initiative. BHS organizations across the state have been given $7.3 million in KERA funds to provide hotel and motel vouchers, case management, and rapid rehousing solutions to these households. Thanks to BHS, one family was able to receive the gift of home right before Christmas.

When her 18-year-old daughter was diagnosed with COVID and later contracted a muscle disease that racked up outrageous hospital bills, a single mother in the Manhattan area applied for Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) funding to help with rent. While awaiting KERA funding, the family found temporary housing through a social service agency to cope with the financial hardship.

On December 14, 2021, the family ran out of funds to continue living at their extended-stay hotel. After looking into the status of their KERA application, the family discovered their application had been closed due to login issues and an address change.

That day, the family’s social service agency reached out to a case manager at The Manhattan Housing Authority (MHA), one of KERA’s Bridge to Housing Stability partners, for further assistance. MHA contacted the KERA team to help the family finish their KERA application, and noted the family was experiencing homelessness. The KERA team then reopened the application, corrected it, and submitted it for review. By the end of the day, MHA was able to use to use BHS funds to secure the family in a new two-bedroom home with all bills paid until KERA funds became available.

This story represents just one family that’s been helped this year. We can’t wait to help thousands more in 2022! KHRC wishes you a happy new year!

 

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Kansas Housing and the state’s Office of Rural Prosperity announced the results of the state’s first comprehensive statewide housing needs assessment undertaken in nearly 30 years. The report’s release marks the culmination of a year-long project to evaluate current housing needs and growth opportunities, including goals to guide future housing development efforts.

“We’re so pleased to have the data we’ve long needed to chart a path forward in addressing our state’s housing needs,” said Ryan Vincent, Executive Director of Kansas Housing. “With these recommendations in hand, it’s time for state and local leaders to work together to implement our shared goals and expand quality, affordable housing across the state.”

RDG Planning & Design, which has coordinated a number of community housing studies across Kansas, conducted the in-depth study over the past year. Analysis included a series of 71 virtual and in-person listening sessions with nearly 1,000 community participants across the state, as well as meetings with housing stakeholder groups. Consultants conducted a statewide survey of more than 4,400 respondents and analyzed census data to develop a comprehensive picture of the state’s housing needs, current resources, and growth opportunities.

The final step of the assessment process included a statewide tour of nine in-person and virtual community presentations in late November and early December. The tour attracted approximately 450 participants, exploring regional findings and inviting feedback to incorporate into the final report.

The study revealed several key goals to address future housing needs:

  • Prioritize middle income housing
  • Diversify housing stock
  • Extend housing security
  • Reinvest in older housing stock, including vacant units
  • Address the building trades labor shortage
  • Extend existing human capital resources

State leaders stressed that no one entity will be responsible for implementing the recommendations. Rather, the study’s goals will be achieved through collaboration between state and local leaders, the public and private sector, and community and economic development groups.

To learn more about the assessment and view the final report, visit the Kansas Statewide Housing Needs Assessment webpage.

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Governor Laura Kelly and former Lieutenant Governor Lynn Rogers created the Office of Rural Prosperity (ORP), a nonpartisan initiative established in part to ensure that rural Kansas is heard and represented in the statehouse. The ORP aims to streamline rural policy while focusing on the issues that matter to rural Kansans. During the ORP’s 2019 and 2020 statewide listening and action tours, housing was brought up by leaders in every region of the state as a vital component of recruiting and retaining workers, families, and entrepreneurs to help rural Kansas thrive.

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, administering essential housing and community programs to serve Kansans.

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Eight Kansas communities will receive a combined total of $2 million to develop affordable housing for moderate-income households. The funding, made possible through the state of Kansas’ Moderate Income Housing (MIH) program, provides grants or loans to develop housing and support homeownership programs in cities or counties with populations of less than 60,000.

Combined with the amount leveraged by each community to support the proposed initiatives, the awards represent a total investment of $20.6 million and a net gain of 83 affordable, quality homes for rural communities across the state.

This year’s awards will help convert a historic school building into rental apartments in Hays, fund infrastructure and construction of 24 homes in Salina, and provide down payment assistance for new homeowners in Meade and Lincoln County, among other initiatives. See the complete 2021 MIH award list online.

The MIH program is the state’s sole housing appropriation from the Kansas Legislature. 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 competitive application and award process.

With a 2021 MIH budget of $2 million, Kansas currently allocates roughly $.69 per citizen to housing. This year’s MIH award cycle included 28 applications requesting a total of $8.7 million in assistance. Each award is limited to no more than $400,000 per community.

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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. KHRC serves as the state’s housing finance agency, administering essential housing and community programs to serve Kansans.

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A year-long comprehensive statewide housing needs assessment—the first of its kind undertaken in 27 years—is nearing completion, and Kansans are invited to learn about preliminary findings in a series of regional community meetings. The study identifies current housing needs and growth opportunities, including goals to guide the state’s future housing development efforts.

“For too long, Kansas has operated without a strategic focus to guide our housing investment, hindering our state’s economic development,” said Ryan Vincent, Executive Director of Kansas Housing Resources Corporation. “With this information, we can develop a data-driven approach to support growth and benchmarks to track our progress.”

RDG Planning & Design, an Omaha-based consultancy, conducted the in-depth study over the past year. Analysis included a series of 71 virtual and in-person listening sessions with more than 425 community participants across the state, as well as meetings with housing stakeholder groups. Consultants conducted a statewide survey of more than 4,400 respondents and analyzed census data to develop a comprehensive picture of the state’s housing needs, current resources, and growth opportunities. These findings revealed several key goals to address future housing needs:

  • Prioritize middle income housing
  • Diversify housing stock
  • Extend housing security
  • Reinvest in older housing stock, including vacant units
  • Address the building trades labor shortage
  • Extend existing human capital resources

Kansans are encouraged to learn more about the study’s results and how their communities can expand housing opportunities by participating in upcoming regional sessions. The full report and recommendations will be published online following the statewide tour. Join KHRC’s mailing list and select “Housing Needs Assessment 2021” to be notified when the full report is available.

Statewide Housing Needs Assessment Results Tour

The state’s housing study was funded and administered by the Kansas Department of Commerce’s Office of Rural Prosperity (ORP) and Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC), the state’s housing finance agency. The Office of Rural Prosperity’s Housing Work Group, an interagency team of state leaders led by KHRC Executive Director Ryan Vincent, identified a needs assessment as a crucial first step in addressing the state’s housing needs and priorities, particularly in rural and underserved areas. KHRC and ORP selected RDG to lead the study through a competitive RFP process.

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Governor Laura Kelly and former Lieutenant Governor Lynn Rogers created the Office of Rural Prosperity (ORP), a nonpartisan initiative established in part to ensure that rural Kansas is heard and represented in the statehouse. The ORP aims to streamline rural policy while focusing on the issues that matter to rural Kansans. During the ORP’s 2019 and 2020 statewide listening and action tours, housing was brought up by leaders in every region of the state as a vital component of recruiting and retaining workers, families, and entrepreneurs to help rural Kansas thrive.

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, administering essential housing and community programs to serve Kansans.

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Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC), the state’s housing finance agency, welcomed three new team members this year to manage emergency response and legal operations.

Erin Beckerman, General Counsel Erin Beckerman joins KHRC as General Counsel, following 10 years in private practice at Riordan, Fincher & Beckerman P.A. in Topeka. Her areas of expertise include commercial, banking, and business law. A member of the Kansas and Topeka Bar Associations, she currently serves as District Representative of the Kansas Women Attorneys Association and President of the Women Attorneys Association of Topeka.

 

Jason FizellJason Fizell directs the Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) program, a federally funded relief initiative to support Kansas tenants and landlords financially impacted by the COVID pandemic. Prior to KHRC, Jason led the Kansas Department of Commerce’s team granting $30 million in small business emergency assistance funds and managed Sunflower Foundation’s renovation of two historic buildings on the former Menninger campus into a nonprofit center. He previously served as development manager at the St. Francis Health Foundation and executive director of the Kansas Land Trust.

Marilyn StanleyMarilyn Stanley joined KHRC in March as the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Program Manager and was promoted to direct the forthcoming Kansas Homeowner Assistance Fund (KHAF), a federally funded COVID relief initiative to support Kansas homeowners at risk of foreclosure, in November. Before her time at KHRC she served for nearly 22 years at Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc., progressing through the ranks as a Certified Housing and Consumer Credit Counselor, Chief Operating Officer, and Executive Director. She is a HUD-certified housing counselor and Peer Reviewer for the Council on Accreditation (COA).

“Erin, Jason, and Marilyn join our team during a year of unprecedented growth and change,” said Ryan Vincent, KHRC’s Executive Director. “Our small corporation has scaled up rapidly to respond to urgent housing needs created by the COVID pandemic, and our success in addressing those needs is due in large part to the leadership and vision of our new team members.”

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A self-supporting, nonprofit, public corporation, Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) helps Kansans access the quality, 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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The Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) program has now provided more than $66.7 million to help 11,441 Kanas households avoid eviction and keep their utilities on as we approach the holiday season. The massive disbursement has been aided in part by the US Treasury’s recently loosened guidelines. Applicants can now self-attest to their 2020 household income, COVID hardship, and housing instability if documentation isn’t readily available. This change has increased efficiency in application processing, allowing larger bulk payments to be made to households quicker.

KERA serves households with the highest needs first, in accordance with federal prioritization guidelines. In cases where tenants face imminent eviction from their homes, the KERA team has been able to prioritize emergency funding, halting more than 350 active evictions.

Nyrica Hall of Topeka is one applicant spared from homelessness through KERA. After a string of layoffs during the pandemic, Hall had racked up a massive credit card debt, leaving her without means to continue paying rent. Hall’s landlord explained they needed to jointly apply for KERA. While awaiting funding, Hall received a 3-Day Notice to Quit, and panicked without additional funds or family in the area to help her out.

Hall called KERA customer service line to report her 3-day notice, and explained that her internet bill had become past-due in the meantime. She got a call back later that day from the customer service manager. “I literally cried when he called me to say my funding had been approved and told me a $600 credit would be applied to my internet provider,” Hall said. Because of her prioritization score, Hall’s funding was scheduled for an emergency payment that day, and she was able to stay in her apartment.

“KERA definitely helped me move forward in my life in a positive way,” said Hall. With stable housing and a reliable internet connection, Hall was able to find a new job. When new expenses arose, such as a broken-down car, she was able to afford to get it fixed and keep driving to work.

Hall continues to spread the word to others in need of assistance. She wants those in need to know that “The KERA program is a resource designed to keep households from becoming homeless. It’s helping people find a way out of the pandemic and one of the worst financial hardships we’ve experienced in years.”

Federal guidelines require KERA applications to be processed in order of need, through a prioritization scoring system. This means applications with the highest need are processed first, based on the following factors:

  • Level of income (lower the income tier, higher the priority)
  • Income to amount requested ratio
  • Days unemployed
  • Number of household members unemployed
  • Number of months delinquent
  • Eviction status
  • Disconnection of utilities status
  • Date application was submitted

If applicants receive a court summons or eviction notice while awaiting funding, we encourage them to upload this documentation and send an email to: kera@kshousingcorp.org.

KHRC in the News

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

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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