Tallgrass Creek Residents Set Monthly Cookie Baking Record to Help Feed Kansas City’s Homeless

Tallgrass Creek retirement community residents set a monthly record in August when they baked a total of 2,502 cookies for volunteer Marcia Merrick’s work to provide lunches for homeless men, women and children in Kansas City, Missouri

Congresswoman Jenkins Authors Amendment to Improve Housing Options for Homeless Veterans

Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins (KS-02) authored an amendment to H.R. 2610, the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2014. As the co-chair of the House Defense Communities Caucus, Jenkins believes ensuring our nation’s veterans receive the highest quality of care and services when they return home is just as important as providing critical support of our troops in the midst of combat. The Chairman of the Transportation Subcommittee on Appropriations, Tom Latham, agreed to work with Jenkins in the future to ensure the Department of Housing and Urban Development - Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program serves homeless veterans in the best way possible

Revitalized Apollo Towers Preserves Essential Housing for Families in Clay Center

Clay Center, KS - October 5, 2011 - (RealEstateRama) -- Officials from Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC), the Clay Center Housing Authority and Clay Center Chamber of Commerce Saturday celebrated the grand re-opening of Apollo Towers. The newly renovated eight-story apartment building offers 24 two-bedroom and 27 one-bedroom units to low and moderate-income families, as well as transitional housing for persons experiencing homelessness.

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”


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


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

Homeless Man Charged in Two Wichita Bank Robberies

WICHITA, KS - July 22, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Shane Pluimer, 31, is charged with two counts of bank robbery. The indictment alleges that July 9, 2010, he robbed the Conway Bank at 11122 E. Central in Wichita, and July 10, 2010, he robbed the Emprise Bank at 2323 S. Hydraulic in Wichita

Application Process for Appliance Rebate Program Now Closed

Voucher Requests Exceed Funding Available; Applications No Longer Accepted. Topeka, KS - January 29, 2010 - (RealEstateRama) -- Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) has committed approximately $2.7 million in funding for the State Energy Efficient Appliance Replacement Program (SEEARP). As of today, voucher requests received by KHRC exceed funding available. Because of that, new applications for SEEARP can no longer be accepted


Tax Credit Exchange Program Awards $4.3 Million for Housing Complex in Disaster-Impacted Community. Chanute, KS – Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) has awarded nearly $4.3 million in Recovery Act funds to help finance the construction of 42 energy-efficient, affordable apartments in Chanute. The disaster-affected community had nearly 75 homes and a sizable number of local businesses damaged by flooding in 2007.

Kansas Housing Awards 8.4 Million in Stimulus Funding to Prevent Homelessness

11 agencies to serve at-risk families statewide; Funds will provide housing relocation, stabilization and financial assistance Topeka, KS - October 12, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Kansas...


July 16, 2009 - (RealEstateRama) -- Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) announces the release of a Request for Applications (RFA) for the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing Program (HPRP). KHRC is making available approximately $8.3 million in HPRP funds for a thirty month period.

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.

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.


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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