Northwest KS communities to build moderate-income housing
The Moderate-Income Housing (MIH) Program, an initiative funded by the State of Kansas and administered by Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC), works to help cities and counties develop multi-family rental units, single-family for-purchase homes, and water, sewer and street extensions in communities with populations fewer than 60,000 people.
MIH funding can also be used to finance construction costs, rehabilitate unsafe or dilapidated housing, and offer down-payment and closing-cost assistance to homebuyers.
The need for moderate-income, workforce housing throughout Kansas is growing. Currently, there are 97 counties and over 600 communities eligible to apply for MIH funding. These communities comprise approximately 68 percent of the state’s total population. Numerous municipalities statewide are experiencing opportunities for economic development and job growth, but the lack of adequate, affordable housing is posing roadblocks to new expansion.
2013 MODERATE-INCOME HOUSING AWARDS
City of Cottonwood Falls–$100,000
City of Hoxie–$382,451
City of Hugoton–$250,000
City of Humboldt–$100,000
City of Liberal–$350,000
City of Lyons–$200,000
City of Parsons–$100,000
City of Quinter–$400,000
City of Stockton–$71,000
Hoxie, located in Sheridan County, will develop infrastructure needed to build 18 housing units in the Sunrise Addition. The city committed $20,000 to pay for curbs and gutters.
Quinter, located in Gove County, will develop infrastructure for eight duplex-style renal units and eight units serving the elderly.