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The 2018 housing forecast shows that home prices will rise and brisk competition will remain among buyers for mid-ranged priced homes.

In 2017, more than one-third of the homes across the state are selling in 10 days or less. That’s especially true for homes priced between $100,000 and $250,000. Stan Longhofer, director of WSU's Center for Real Estate, says demand is really strong in the Wichita housing market, but there aren’t enough homes available for sale.

"As a result, we hav

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The City of Wichita plans to renovate all of its public housing units beginning next summer.


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.

Kansas Housing Agencies Receive $1.2M To Help Renters

Feb 7, 2013
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Ten nonprofit groups and public housing agencies in Kansas have been awarded $1.2 million to help renters find affordable housing.

The Kansas Housing Resources Corporation announced the grants Wednesday. They say the funds can be used on subsidies for renters or to help them pay utilities and security deposits. 

The award money comes from the federal government but the grants are administered by the state's housing corporation, an independent agency with a board appointed by the governor.

Gov's reorganization of JJA gets more support; Legislators question Brownback's tax plan; Kansas housing organizations get money to help renters.

Committee Backs Gov's Reorganization Of Juvenile Justice Authority

A House committee has endorsed Gov. Sam Brownback's proposal to reorganize the state's juvenile corrections system.


Kansas Official Faces Questions On Business Taxes