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Boil Water Advisory Rescinded for City of Weir in Cherokee Co.

The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has rescinded a boil water advisory for the public water supply in the City of Weir located in Cherokee County. KDHE officials issued the advisory because of a loss of pressure. Inadequate pressure may result in a loss of chlorine residuals and bacterial contamination.

Senator Roberts Announces $298,500 for Housing in Topeka

WASHINGTON, DC - July 6, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) today announced a $298,500 grant to the Topeka Housing Authority. The Designated Housing Program funds will provide assistance to non-elderly disabled families and enable the Topeka Housing Authority to provide sufficient alternative resources to meet the housing needs of non-elderly disabled families.

Senator Roberts Announces Over $32 Million in Housing Grants in Kansas

WASHINGTON, DC - June 26, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) today announced over $32 million in grants for housing opportunities throughout Kansas. The Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) provide decent housing and a suitable living environment, and expanding economic opportunities for low- and moderate-income persons. The Emergency Shelter Grants (ESG) improve the quality and number of emergency homeless shelters. The HOME programs expands the supply of decent and affordable housing to low- and very low-income families. The HOPWA program provides assistance and services to benefit low-income persons medically diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and their families.

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.

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...

Appliance Roundup to Help Families Give “Energy Hogs” the Boot

Topeka, KS - April 08, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — Helping Kansas families cut energy consumption and reduce utility costs is the goal of a new statewide initiative launched by Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC). The Residential Appliance Replacement Program allows incomeeligible homeowners and renters to replace old, energy-hungry and unsafe appliances with new, energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly models.

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.

Kansas legislature passes three measures supported by CUs

TOPEKA, KS - March 30, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) — The Kansas legislature passed three pieces of legislation supported by the Kansas Credit Union Association (KCUA) on membership requirements, disclosures of mortgage trigger leads and financial literacy.

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)

Rental Costs Increasingly “Out of Reach” for Thousands of Kansas Families

Kansas Housing Costs Highlighted in 2007-2008 Housing Affordability Report TOPEKA, KS - The cost of affordable rental housing climbed again in 2007, outpacing the wages...

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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.