Housing & Development

Housing & Development

2009 Ad Astra Awards for Excellence in Housing & Community Development

Topeka, KS - June 22, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Time is running out to submit nominations for the 2009 Ad Astra Awards for Excellence in Housing and Community Development. The deadline to submit nominations is Wednesday, July 1st, 2009.

Jenkins Supports Governor’s Request for Disaster Declaration in Southeast Kansas

WASHINGTON, DC - June 15, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins sent a letter to President Obama supporting Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson’s request for a major disaster declaration as a result of severe storms earlier this spring.

DOE Delivers Nearly $23 Million in Weatherization Funding to Kansas

WASHINGTON, DC - June 10, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu today announced the transfer of nearly $23 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to expand Kansas’ state weatherization assistance program. Kansas, along with Arizona, Mississippi, and Oregon, is one of the first four states to receive the latest round of weatherization funding. Today’s announcement represents the next step in the Obama Administration’s efforts to promote energy efficiency, lower energy costs, and help support new jobs.

2009 Kansas Point-In-Time Count Shows Reduction in Homelessness

Topeka, KS - June 9, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Results from the 2009 Kansas Point-In-Time (KPIT) Count show a 14% reduction in the state’s...

Kansas to Receive $23 Million in Recovery Act Funds to Create Jobs, Provide Affordable...

Topeka, KS - June 3, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The U.S. Department of Treasury has announced Kansas will receive $23 million in federal stimulus funds to support the construction, acquisition and/or rehabilitation of affordable rental housing. The monies will be distributed under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) to help create jobs and ease pressures on the housing market. $336 million will go to the first group of recipients - Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Puerto Rico.

Metro New-Home Permits Up 29 Percent in April

May 19, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Local single-family building permits jumped 29 percent in April from last month, according to statistics compiled by the Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City (HBA). A seasonally adjusted total of 144 single-family homes were permitted in April, up from a total of 112 homes permitted in March.

USAA Real Estate Company Announces Home Depot Development in Topeka, Kansas

Topeka, KS - April 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — USAA Real Estate Company, in development partnership with Seefried Industrial Properties, Inc., announced the acquisition of 74 acres of land in Topeka, Kansas for the build-to-suit development of a 465,600-square-foot regional distribution center.

Metro New Home Starts Post Back-to-Back Monthly Gains

March 24, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Despite historically low housing starts for February, home builders did see a glimmer of hope with the housing industry posting a 3 percent gain in new-home permits.

Senator Roberts: $104 Million in Grants Available for Natural Disaster Recovery

WASHINGTON, DC - January 26, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) today announced the availability of $104 million in grants to FEMA designated disaster counties for long-term, post-disaster economic recovery for communities affected by 2008 floods and other natural disasters.

Governor Proclaims January “Everybody Counts!” Month

Point-in-Time Homeless Count Scheduled for January 28th; 40 Counties Statewide to Participate Topeka - January 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Supporting a statewide alliance of government agencies, businesses and community organizations gearing up to count Kansas’ homeless population, Governor Kathleen Sebelius has proclaimed January “Everybody Counts!” Month. Sponsored by Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC)

Sweat Equity Earns Homes for 10 Greensburg Families. More Planned

-Innovative Partnership Creates Affordable, Green Housing for Tornado Storm Survivors-  Greensburg , KS - December 10, 2008 - (RealEstateRama) — City, state and federal officials...


Foreclosure protection offered to displaced families in 46 counties WASHINGTON - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Steve Preston today announced HUD will speed federal...

Governor Creates $4 Million Housing Development Grant Program

-- Initiative Helps Kansas Families Impacted by Disasters, Also Rural Communities -- (Topeka) – Governor Kathleen Sebelius has signed into law Senate Bill 417, a...

Forecast Shows Housing Making Positive Transition in 2008

Declining inventories show housing headed in the right direction After back-to-back down years for both new-home starts and sales, the Kansas City housing market is...

Appetite for development

Ora Reynolds helps Hunt Midwest become largest developer of residential lots in area Anyone who has been around Ora Reynolds for any length of time...


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.



Thirteen non-profits and public housing authorities will share approximately $1.8 million in Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) to help Kansas families obtain safe, affordable housing of their choice. Funded through the federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and administered by Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC), TBRA helps income-eligible households afford rental subsidies, utility deposits and security deposits.