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: email@example.com.
State of Kansas Homeowner Assistance Fund Plan Webinar
KHRC is pleased to partner with the state’s Office of Recovery to design, launch, and administer a new program to support Kansas homeowners financially impacted by the COVID pandemic. The Kansas Homeowner Assistance Fund (KHAF), established through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), will aim to prevent mortgage delinquencies and defaults, foreclosures, loss of utilities or home energy services, and displacement of homeowners experiencing financial hardship after January 21, 2020.
We welcome your input as we design a program that will serve Kansas homeowners in need.
- Join our webinar Tuesday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m. to learn about the proposed plan and share your feedback.
- Complete our survey and let us know how the COVID pandemic has affected your household.
- Subscribe to our mailing list by selecting “Homeowner Assistance,” and we’ll keep you posted on the latest program updates and announcements.
Kansas Statewide Housing Needs Assessment 2021
KHRC is pleased to partner with the state’s Office of Recovery to design, launch, and administer 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 firstname.lastname@example.org before the close of business Monday, July 12, 2021.
The Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) will conduct two public hearing options to provide an opportunity for citizens to review and comment upon the preliminary draft of the 2022 Kansas Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) State Plan.
The first hearing is at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, August 3, 2021, in conjunction with the KACAP Board of Directors meeting at CRC Care Center, formerly Avondale East Elementary School, 455 SE Golf Park Blvd. Topeka, KS 66605.
The second hearing is at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 18, 2021, at the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Marvin Auditorium 101BC, 1515 SW 10th Ave., Topeka KS 66604.
The proposed CSBG Annual Plan will be available for public examination beginning August 1, 2021, at https://kshousingcorp.org/community-services/community-services-block-grant. Limited hard copies will be available at the public hearing site and upon request.
Written comments regarding the plan will be accepted through August 18, 2021, and should be addressed to Marilyn Stanley, CSBG Program Manager, Kansas Housing Resources Corporation, 611 S. Kansas Ave., Suite 300, Topeka, KS 66603. You may also submit comments via email to email@example.com.
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 ten working days prior to the meeting. Requests may be addressed to Kansas Housing Resources Corporation, 611 S. Kansas Ave., Suite 300, Topeka, KS 66603-3803 or by phone at 785-217-2001 via the Kansas relay service.
For more information contact Marilyn Stanley at 785-217-2044.
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.