Southwest Kansas Weatherization Program will have New Service Providers

Southwest Kansas Weatherization Program will have New Service Providers

SW Kansas – (RealEstateRama) — A twenty- five county region in southwest Kansas will be split and will receive new service providers for the Kansas Weatherization Assistance Program this month. The region had been served by Interfaith Housing Services, Inc. for the previous 9 years.

Through a competitive application process of the weatherization program by Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC), North Central Regional Planning Commission (NCRPC) and South Central Kansas Economic Development District, Inc (SCKEDD) have been selected as the new service providers. NCRPC will expand their historically served territory in northwest and northcentral Kansas to now include the counties of Barton, Greeley, Lane, Ness, Rush, Scott, and Wichita. SCKEDD will expand their historically served territory in southcentral Kansas to now provide services to Clark, Comanche, Edwards, Finney, Ford, Grant, Gray, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearney, Kiowa, Meade, Morton, Pawnee, Seward, Stanton, and Stevens counties.

The change was effective July 11, 2017 and staff at all agencies have begun work to make the transition as smooth as possible to ensure that eligible southwest Kansas households continue to receive high-quality weatherization services. Individuals in southwest Kansas wishing to apply for the Weatherization Assistance Program should now contact their respective county service provider. NCRPC can be reached at 1-800-432-0303 or at http://www.ncrpc.org/services/housing/weatherization/

SCKEDD can be reached at 316-262-7035 or at www.sckedd.org/applications/

KHRC wishes to express extreme gratitude for the many years of service Interfaith Housing Services, Inc has provided administering the weatherization program in SW Kansas. Since 2009, IHS has expended over $7.5 million to weatherize over 1100 homes and assisted an estimated 2524 people through the program. IHS will continue to provide high-quality housing services through a range of programs.

For more information on the weatherization program in Kansas please visit http://www.kshousingcorp.org/weatherization.aspx.

Contact: Tabitha Johnson 785.217.2012

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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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