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The Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) was formed pursuant to K.S.A. 74-8904(v) per the Governor's Executive Reorganization Order (ERO) # 30.  KHRC is a subsidiary corporation of the Kansas Development Finance Authority. 

The Kansas Housing Resources Corporation mission is to enhance Kansas communities with housing opportunities. This goal is achieved through using a variety of strategies and approaches, including increasing homeownership opportunities, leveraging the construction of more affordable rental housing, preserving existing housing through rehabilitation, promoting energy efficiency improvements for owner-occupied and rental housing, providing affordable housing through rent assistance to low-income families and senior citizens, and creating housing opportunities for previously underserved persons and communities.

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Kansas Housing Resources Corporation
611 South Kansas Avenue, Suite 300
Topeka, Kansas 66603-3803
Phone: (785) 296-5865
Fax: (785) 296-8985

GOVERNOR BROWNBACK PROCLAIMS APRIL FAIR HOUSING MONTH

TOPEKA, KS - April 4, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Marking the 43rd anniversary of the signing of the National Fair Housing Law, Governor Sam Brownback joined Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC), municipalities and non-profits statewide in proclaiming April Fair Housing Month.

12th Annual Statewide Summit on Homelessness and Housing “Making it Crystal Clear: Homelessness in...

March 31, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Kansas Statewide Homeless Coalition is convening its 12th Annual Statewide Summit on Homelessness and Housing April 12-13, 2011 in Hutchinson, Kansas at the Ramada Conference Center, starting at 4:30 pm on the 12th through 5 pm on the 13th. The theme is “Making it Crystal Clear: Homelessness in Kansas”

DENNIS L. MESA NAMED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF KANSAS HOUSING RESOURCES CORPORATION

TOPEKA, KS - January 31, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Kansas Development Finance Agency (KDFA) President Tim Shallenburger has named Garden City native Dennis L. Mesa as Executive Director of Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC). KHRC, a subsidiary corporation of KDFA, is a self-supporting, public corporation which serves as the primary administrator of federal housing programs on behalf of the State of Kansas.

STATEWIDE HOMELESS POINT-IN-TIME COUNT TAKES PLACE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26TH

TOPEKA, KS - January 26, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Public agencies, non-profits and faith-based organizations are joining efforts to conduct a statewide Point-In-Time Count of Kansas' homeless population on Wednesday, January 26th, 2011. The purpose of the count is to provide a one-day, statistically reliable snapshot of homeless persons in sheltered and unsheltered locations, understand trends in homelessness and comply with reporting requirements from the federal government

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: 2011 Kansas Housing Conference

TOPEKA, KS - December 16, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Do you have great ideas for dynamic speakers and presentations at next year's Kansas Housing Conference August 9-11 in Wichita? If so, we want to hear from you! The Conference Steering Committee is now seeking session suggestions that offer:

Officials from the City of Pittsburg, the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce

PITTSBURG, KS - December 13, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Officials from the City of Pittsburg, the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce, Kansas Housing Resources Corporation and Garrison Development Company celebrated the completion of Besse Apartments at 121 E. 4th Street in Pittsburg. A $9.2 million dollar historic rehab, the 83-year-old former hotel now offers 46 affordable apartments in the heart of downtown

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR 2011 KANSAS HOMELESS COUNT

TOPEKA, KS - December 1, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- The Kansas Point-in-Time Count Partnership is seeking volunteers for the 2011 count of persons experiencing homelessness in Kansas. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awards grants to communities and local organizations that participate in homeless assistance planning programs, or what's referred to as a Continuum of Care (CoC) network. HUD requires Point-in-Time counts every two years for all networks wishing to maintain and use federal funding. In Kansas, five CoC networks will conduct the statewide coordinated count on Wednesday, January 26, 2011

STATE OF KANSAS REACHES WEATHERIZATION MILESTONE

TOPEKA, KS - November 30, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Kansas has reached a major milestone under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) - completing weatherization work for more than 50 percent of the homes the state planned to weatherize. As of November 24th, weatherization providers completed more than 3,000 homes with Recovery Act funding.

Kansas Housing, Community Leaders Celebrate Grand Opening of Senior Living Center in Hiawatha

HIAWATHA, KS - November 22, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Downtown Hiawatha is home to a beautiful, new senior living center made possible by the federal Housing Tax Credit Program. Officials from Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC), Cohen-Esrey Real Estate Services, LLC, the City of Hiawatha and the Hiawatha Chamber of Commerce today celebrated the grand opening of Maple Senior Residences located at 722 Oregon Street. The historic rehab converted two vacant buildings, a former grocery store and adjacent café, into ten units of much needed affordable and accessible rental housing.

$1.3 Million Available to Help Kansas Families Secure Safe, Affordable Housing

Topeka, KS - November 10, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) has awarded approximately $1.3 million in Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) to help struggling families obtain safe, quality housing of their choice. Funded through the federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program, TBRA helps income-eligible households afford rental subsidies, utility deposits and security deposits. Twelve agencies from across the state will receive the TBRA grants announced today

$2.1 MILLION TO HELP KANSAS FAMILIES AFFORD HOMEOWNERSHIP

Topeka, KS - September 30, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- In an effort to encourage first-time homebuyers into the market, Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) has released $2.1 million in funding to help qualifying households purchase their first home. The funds, made possible through the First Time Homebuyer (FHTB) Program, help low to moderate-income homebuyers with closing costs and down payment assistance.

TCLI KEYNOTE AND FIELD EXERCISE TO ADDRESS TRANSFORMATION OF COMMUNITY-BASED DEVELOPMENT

Topeka, KS - The Center for Leadership Innovation (TCLI) will lead two unique trainings for community development professionals Wednesday, September 8th at the 2010 Kansas Housing Conference. In the opening keynote, Jeff Nugent, President of TCLI, will address how community-based development is experiencing a transformation across America.

LAST WEEK TO SAVE! REGISTER NOW FOR THE KANSAS HOUSING CONFERENCE

TOPEKA, KS - July 26, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Affordable housing advocates, the Kansas Housing Conference Early Bird Deadline is fast approaching! If you want to save $49 off the full-conference registration fee, sign up by Saturday, July 31st. On August 1st, fees increase to $199.

NeighborWorks America Training Explores Innovative Strategies to Enhance Organizational Capacity

Topeka, KS - July 20, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Good intentions, tenacity and passion are essential qualities non-profits must have to achieve any community building mission, but are they enough? Unfortunately, many organizations realize too late that getting the job done also requires capacity, knowledge and resources

KANSAS HOUSING CELEBRATES NATIONAL HOMEOWNERSHIP MONTH

SALINA, KS - June 18, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) celebrated National Homeownership Month this week with a tree planting in Salina. Officials from KHRC, the City of Salina, the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce, Security Savings Bank and RE/MAX Advantage Realtors recognized Craig Mehler’s entry into the homeownership market by planting a Crimson King Maple tree. Mehler purchased his first home through KHRC’s First Time Homebuyer Program (FTHB)

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Senators Press NDAA Conferees to Protect Basic Allowance for Housing

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) joined U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), John Boozman (R-Ark.) and John Tester (D-Mont.) this week in a bipartisan effort to urge the leaders of the Senate and House Armed Services Committee to protect the housing benefits of dual-military families, women and junior members of the Armed Forces.

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KANSAS HOUSING RESOURCES CORPORATION AWARDS $5.2 MILLION TO DEVELOP AFFORDABLE...

Eleven housing initiatives across the state will get a boost thanks to Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) financing. The awards, offered as deferred-payment loans, are funded through HUD's Home Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program and the National Housing Trust Fund (HTF), which provide federal funds to expand access to affordable rental housing.