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 Annual Performance Report on the Kansas Consolidated Plan
The Kansas Housing Resources Corporation has published a preliminary draft of the Annual Performance Report on the Kansas Consolidated Plan for community and housing development for program year 2020. The Annual Performance Report on the 2020 Kansas Consolidated Plan is available for public review and comments will be accepted from March 4 – March 19, 2021.
Limited hard copies of the Annual Performance Report are available through the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation, 611 S. Kansas Avenue, Suite 300, Topeka, 66603, (785) 217-2001, fax (785) 232-8073, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kansas Statewide Housing Needs Assessment 2021
State officials are seeking feedback from Kansans to help guide future housing development efforts. The initiative, part of the state’s first comprehensive housing needs assessment in nearly 30 years, aims to assess current housing opportunities, identify strategic goals, and develop recommendations to guide future housing development.
The study’s current discovery phase includes a series of public listening sessions and a statewide survey to gauge community and stakeholder input. Consultants will use feedback gathered throughout the discovery process to assess opportunities and set strategic housing goals. The project’s final phase involves developing a statewide housing plan and recommendations, with delivery anticipated by December 2021.
Community members are encouraged to share their input – visit the webpage for more information.
Requests For Proposal
2021 CSBG Discretionary Grant – Request for Proposals (RFP) is now open!
The primary intended use of the grant funds awarded to Kansas and to subgrantees is “to provide assistance to local communities in Kansas, working through a network of Community Action Agencies and other neighborhood-based organizations, for the reduction of poverty, the revitalization of low-income communities, and the empowerment of low-income families and individuals in rural and urban areas to become fully self-sufficient.”
Agencies eligible to submit proposals for 2021 CSBG Discretionary funding are Community Action Agencies (CSBG-eligible entities) providing services in Kansas, Kansas Association of Community Action Programs (KACAP) and other non-profit organizations whose primary purpose is that of eliminating the causes and effects of poverty in Kansas.
As outlined with the FFY 2021 CSBG State Plan, this RFP seeks proposals for:
- Innovative Projects to support innovative community and neighborhood-based initiatives related to the purposes of the CSBG Act or
- Training / Technical Assistance Projects to address the training and technical assistance needs of the community action network.
Applicants are advised that direct services funded by CSBG are restricted to Kansas residents with household incomes that fall at or below 125 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Applications must be received by email to Marilyn Stanley, CSBG Program Manager, at email@example.com before the close of business Monday, July 12, 2021.
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 third round of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding. The Consolidated Plan is the State’s policy framework for federal community development and housing programs. Estimated resources will include $5,300,724, for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV).
Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, a public hearing will be held digitally. You may join the hearing on June 2, 2021 at 10:00 am, at this link. You may use your device’s audio or call: +1 (646) 749-3122, conference ID 309-814-325#. The public hearing will be conducted to receive comments on the proposed amended Consolidated Plan and Action Plan located on here. The document will be available for public examination beginning June 2, 2021. Limited hard copies will be available upon request. The public comment period ends June 8, 2021.
If you are in need of a sign language interpreter, large print, or other material for accommodations to participate, you must notify KHRC at least one week prior to the meeting. Requests may be addressed to the Community Solutions Director, KHRC, 611 S. Kansas Avenue, Suite 300, Topeka, Kansas, 66603-3803, by telephone at 1-800-752-4422, or via the Kansas Relay Service.
Notice of Funding Availability
2021 TBRA Program Application Now Available!
HOME Program funds for the Tenant Based Rental Assistance program will be made available through a competitive application process. Eligible entities are local units of government, public housing authorities, and non-profit agencies. Applicants must have demonstrated experience managing a tenant based rental assistance program. Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday June 30.