May Board meeting
Public Notice: In accordance with Executive Order No. 20-16, effective Monday, March 30, 2020, establishing a statewide “Stay Home” order in conjunction with the Kansas Essential Function Framework for COVID-19 and with the guidelines set forth by the Kansas Attorney General in K.A.R. 16-20-1, KHRC will conduct its May 19, 2020 Board meeting by teleconference only. Any person who wishes to attend the meeting may do so by dialing in at 9:00 a.m. on May 19, 2020.
notice of amendment: citizen participation plan
Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) announces the preliminary draft of the Citizen Participation Plan, a planning tool for the Kansas Consolidated Plan. The Citizen Participation Plan will be available online for public review and comment April 30 through May 6, 2020. Limited hard copies are available by contacting KHRC by mail at 611 S. Kansas Avenue, Suite 300, Topeka, 66603; phone at (785) 217-2023; fax at (785) 232-8073; or e-mail at email@example.com.
Requests For Proposals
Notice of Funding Availability
2020 ESG CARES ACT FUNDING
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act of 2020 (CARES Act) provided for a supplemental appropriation of Homeless Assistance Grants under the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) as authorized by McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act of 1987 (P.L. 100-77), as amended by the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act of 2009 (P.L. 111-22) (42 U.S.C.S.§11371 et. seq.). The CARES Act provides for three allocations of homeless assistance funds to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, among individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance and to support additional homeless assistance and homelessness prevention activities to mitigate the impacts created by coronavirus.
The ESG – CV grant period will be for twelve (12) months, July 01, 2020 through June 30, 2021. However, the ESG -CV program may be extended due to identified need and the availability of additional CARES act funding.
The allocation of this funding will require that you certify if awarded ESG – CV funding, your agency and your sub recipient agencies will follow the Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards at 2 CFR part 200.
Applications for the 2020 Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program are now available. Completed applications must be returned to KHRC no later than 4 p.m. on Tuesday June 30, 2020. Total funding for the 2020 TBRA program is expected to be approximately $1.4 million.
The TBRA program is funded through the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program. HUD allocates funds by formula to eligible state and local governments to strengthen public-private partnerships and to expand the supply of decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing, with primary attention to rental housing for very low-income and low-income families.
Applications for funding to operate a TBRA program will be made available to local units of government, public housing authorities, and non-profit agencies, and will be considered on a competitive basis. The TRBA program is designed to help income-eligible households with rent, security deposits, and/or utility deposits. Assistance in the form of a payment to the landlord helps reduce a household’s housing expense to 30 percent of their income.
Notice of Public Hearing for an amendment to the 2019-2023 Kansas Consolidated Plan CARES Act Funding
The State of Kansas is amending its 2019-2023 Consolidated Plan, including the 2019 Annual Action Plan, to include the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding. Kansas will receive $14,801,806 in CARES Act funding. The Consolidated Plan is the State’s policy framework for federal community development and housing programs. Estimated resources will include $9,029,232, for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV) $5,683,703, for the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV), and $88,288 for the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA-CV) programs.
Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, a public hearing will be held digitally. To join the hearing on June 1, 2020 at 2:00 pm, click here. You may use your device’s audio or call 1-785-422-9949, conference ID 687307159#. The public hearing will be conducted to receive comments on the proposed amended Consolidated Plan and Action Plan located at the link below. The document will be available for public examination beginning May 26, 2020. Limited hard copies will be available at the public hearing site and upon request. The public comment period ends June 2, 2020.
If you are in need of a sign language interpreter, large print, or other material for accommodations to participate in this meeting, you must notify KHRC at least one week prior to the meeting. Requests may be addressed to the Weatherization Program, KHRC, 611 S. Kansas Avenue, Suite 300, Topeka, Kansas, 66603-3803, by telephone at 1-800-752-4422, or via the Kansas Relay Service.
– Christine Reimler, Consolidated Plan Coordinator