Kansas Housing to Hold Town Hall Meetings on Moderate Income Housing Program

Kansas Housing to Hold Town Hall Meetings on Moderate Income Housing Program

Initiative Aims to Help Cities and Counties Develop Housing and Infrastructure in Rural Areas

TOPEKA – June 3, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) will host four town hall meetings this month to discuss an initiative designed to help cities and counties develop moderate income housing and infrastructure in rural areas. The initiative, now in its second year, is called the Moderate Income Housing (MIH) Program and was developed in response to the increased need for higher-income workforce housing throughout Kansas. KHRC anticipates $2 million in funding will be available from the State Housing Trust Fund (SHTF) for the 2013 allocation round. Funding availability is pending approval from the state legislature.

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KHRC will post an updated Request for Proposal (RFP) on the MIH Program later this week on the Corporation’s website www.kshousingcorp.org. The RFP will outline eligible applicants and activities, application procedures, grant/loan structuring, award criteria, compliance monitoring and reporting requirements.

Citizens who want to learn more about the MIH program or have questions about the 2013 RFP may attend four meetings throughout the month of June. Dates and locations of the meetings are as follows:

June 10

10:00AM

Topeka Kansas Housing Resources Corporation

611 S. Kansas, Suite 300

June 11

9:30AM

Hays Ellis County Coalition for Economic Development

2700 Vine Street

June 11

2:30PM

Dodge City Mariah Hills Golf Course Clubhouse

1800 Matt Down Road

June 13

1:30PM

Independence Memorial Hall

410 North Penn (Enter on the north side of the building on the lower level and the meeting room will be located off to the right.)

Any person planning to attend one of this month’s town hall meetings, who requires special accommodations because of a disability or physical impairment, should contact KHRC at least 72 hours prior to the meeting by calling 785-296-6847.

For more information on the Moderate Income Housing Program, please contact either Fred Bentley, KHRC’s Rental Housing Director, at fbentley (at) kshousingcorp (dot) org or James R. Behan, KHRC’s Director of Operations, at jrbehan (at) kshousingcorp (dot) org. To learn about other housing-related programs administered by KHRC, please visit www.kshousingcorp.org.

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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.

Contact:

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

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