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.