Kansas Housing Agency Proposes Moderate Income Housing Program

By: Kansas Housing Resources Corporation, posted by Amanda Lanum Email
By: Kansas Housing Resources Corporation, posted by Amanda Lanum Email

TOPEKA, Kan. - Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) is asking for public comments on the Corporation's plan to help cities and counties develop moderate income housing and infrastructure in rural areas.

The draft plan, called Kansas Moderate Income Housing (MIH) Request for Proposal (RFP), outlines eligible applicants and activities, application procedures, grant/loan structuring, award criteria, compliance monitoring and reporting requirements.

KHRC anticipates releasing approximately $2.75 million from the State Housing Trust Fund (SHTF) through the MIH RFP.

KHRC will host five public hearings throughout the month of June where citizens may provide input on the proposed RFP. The first, held in Topeka Monday morning, included about 15 people from the community.

Dates and locations of the next hearings are as follows:

June 19 1:30 PM
Chanute Memorial Auditorium, Alliance Room
101 S. Lincoln
Chanute, Kansas

June 21 10:00 AM
Morton County Civic Center, meeting room
400 E. Orchard
Elkhart, Kansas

June 22 1:30 PM
Celebration Centre Community Building
1145 Highway 56 East
Lyons, Kansas

June 25 1:30 PM
Little Theatre
285 E. 5th
Colby, Kansas

In addition to hosting the public hearings, KHRC will accept written public comments through July 13, 2012. Comments should be addressed to:
MIH RFP, Kansas Housing Resources Corporation
611 S. Kansas Ave., Suite 300
Topeka, KS 66603

Individuals may also submit comments electronically to Fred Bentley, KHRC's Rental Housing Director, at fbentley@kshousingcorp.org.

After collecting feedback, comments and questions from the public, KHRC will refine the RFP. The Corporation anticipates releasing the final RFP on July 20, 2012.

Any person planning to attend one of the public hearings, who requires special accommodations because of a disability of physical impairment, should contact KHRC at least 72 hours prior to the meeting by calling (785) 296-0081. To view a copy of the preliminary Moderate Income Housing Request for Proposal, visit www.kshousingcorp.org.

Kansas Housing Resources Corporation is a self-supporting, public corporation which serves as the primary administrator of federal housing programs for the State of Kansas. Our mission is to increase the availability of affordable, quality and accessible housing for low and moderate-income Kansans.


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