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 Funding Availability
2020 EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT
The Emergency Solutions Grants Program (ESG) program provides funding to: (1) engage homeless individuals and families living on the street; (2) improve the number and quality of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families; (3) help operate these shelters; (4) provide essential services to shelter residents, (5) rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families, and (6) prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless. One (1) original and three (3) copies of the application must be postmarked by Friday, November 6, 2020.
Notice of Public Hearing on the 2021 Annual Action Plan
The State of Kansas will conduct a public hearing to provide an opportunity for citizens to review and comment upon the preliminary draft of the 2021 Action Plan of the 2019 – 2023 Kansas Consolidated Plan, which serves as the State’s policy framework for federal community development and housing programs. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the hearing will be held virtually.
10 a.m. | Thursday, October 1 | Join online using your device’s audio
Or call in : 646-749-3122, conference ID 174-383-877
The public hearing will be conducted to receive comments on the proposed amended Consolidated Plan and Action Plan, which will be available online for public review beginning October 1. Limited hard copies will be available upon request. The public comment period ends October 31.
Estimated resources available in 2021 will include approximately $15,368,341 from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), $6,361,744 from the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), $3,000,000 from the Housing Trust Fund (HFT), $1,648,274 from the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and $606,673 from the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA) programs.
Individuals with disabilities or limited English proficiency are welcome to attend and participate in the public hearing. If you are in need of a sign language interpreter, an assistive listening device, large print, Braille material, or other accommodation to attend this meeting, please notify KHRC at least one week prior to the meeting. Requests may be addressed to KHRC, 611 S. Kansas Ave., Suite 300, Topeka, Kansas, 66603-3803 or by phone, 785-217-2001 or via the Kansas relay service.
– Ryan Vincent, Executive Director