Volume 41 - Issue 41 - October 13, 2022
State of Kansas
Kansas Housing Resources Corporation
Notice of Hearing and Comment Period
The Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) announces that a public hearing and public comment period will be held to obtain needs information for the 2021 Annual Action Plan American Rescue Plan Substantial Amendment. The Annual Action Plan is the State of Kansas’s application and distribution plan for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) Block Grant Programs (HOME, ESG, CDBG, HTF, and HOPWA). Kansas received an additional funding allocation through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) to be administered through the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) to perform activities that must primarily benefit qualifying individuals and families who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or in other vulnerable populations. These funds are governed by HUD CPD Notice 21-10: Requirements for the Use of Funds in the HOME-American Rescue Plan Program issued September 13, 2021.
KHRC conducted an extensive stakeholder consultation process to identify unmet housing and service needs among qualifying individuals and families who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or in other vulnerable populations. Based on this information, KHRC has identified the following priority needs:
- Affordable and accessible housing.
- Dedicated services and housing for unaccompanied minors/youth from all qualifying populations and families.
- Increased units for permanent supportive housing.
- Domestic violence shelters.
- Increased service investments in mental health, behavioral health, and medical support services.
- Availability of eviction prevention and mediation services to prevent homelessness.
The State of Kansas’s HOME-ARP Allocation Plan proposes the following eligible activities and budget amounts:
|Acquisition/development of non-congregate shelters||$2,292,965|
|Tenant-based rental assistance||$2,292,965|
|Development of affordable rental housing||$6,878,895|
|Nonprofit capacity building||$1,146,482.50|
|Administration and planning||$3,439,447.50|
A public hearing will be held for the purpose of obtaining public input from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (CDT) Tuesday, November 1, 2022. A draft of the Substantial Amendment, which includes the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan, will be available for public comment beginning at 12:00 p.m. (CDT) Tuesday, November 1, 2022 through 12:00 p.m. (CST) Wednesday, November 16, 2022. Oral and written comments will be accepted during the public hearing. Written comments can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. To be considered, all oral and written comments must be received by KHRC no later than 12:00 p.m. (CST) Wednesday, November 16, 2022.
The public hearing at 10:00 a.m. (CDT) Tuesday, November 1 at 10:00am can be accessed via Zoom. Register in advance for this meeting at https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYqfuupqzktGd2GmbYb8Q17h5A1cKrBNP7f.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
If you need a sign language interpreter, an assistive listening device, large print, Braille material, or other accommodation to attend this meeting, please notify KHRC at least one week prior to the meeting. Requests may be addressed to KHRC, 611 S. Kansas Ave., Suite 300, Topeka, KS 66603-3803 or by phone at 785-217-2001 or via the Kansas relay service.
The amended 2021 Annual Action Plan containing the HOME-ARP Allocation Plan will be available for review at https://kshousingcorp.org/home-arp/. Send written comments by email to email@example.com no later than 12:00 p.m. (CST) Wednesday, November 16, 2022.
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