affordable housing

The City of Wichita is hosting a free expo Saturday for residents looking for housing assistance and resources.

The second annual Housing Expo will include more than 70 vendors and have various workshops to help people find housing around Wichita, whether it’s advice on purchasing a house or help finding affordable housing.

Next week, the City of Wichita will begin accepting applications from income-eligible households seeking rental assistance. This marks the first time in more than a year that new applications will be accepted.

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program will take applications starting Monday, Feb. 22. The program provides rental assistance for low-income residents and, thanks to a $1 million funding increase from the federal government, it will be able to serve 500 additional households this year.

The Kansas Housing Resources Corporation is asking for proposals for using $2 million in state funding for rural moderate-income housing.

The program is open to communities across Kansas with populations of less than 60,000 residents. The grants and loans are for building multi-family or single-family housing, to rehabilitate housing and to build utility extensions to support new developments.