Our Mission

Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) is a self-supporting, public corporation which serves as the primary administrator of federal housing programs for the State of Kansas. Our mission is to increase the availability of affordable, decent and accessible housing for lower-income Kansans. To achieve our goal, KHRC collaborates with many partners across the state, including lenders, developers, builders, real estate agents, service providers, homeless advocates, non-profit organizations and government agencies.

What We Do

Created as a “one stop shop for housing,” KHRC administers over 25 affordable housing programs with five primary areas of emphasis: Homeownership, Rental Housing, Program Compliance, Housing with Supportive Services, and Asset Management.

Activities

Working statewide, KHRC:
  • Provides down payment assistance to qualifying first time homebuyers.
  • Offers rent assistance to low-income families and individuals.
  • Promotes energy efficiency improvements for owner-occupied and rental housing.
  • Offers incentives to developers that finance the construction or rehabilitation of affordable rental housing in Kansas.
  • Educates multi-family property managers and owners about program compliance to ensure renters have a safe, decent place to live.
  • Preserves existing housing through rehabilitation.

Our History

Formerly the Division of Housing within the Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing, Executive Reorganization Order No. 30 and 2003 Senate Bill No. 285 transferred the organization to become a division within the Kansas Development Finance Authority (KDFA). In 2003, KHRC became a subsidiary corporation of KDFA.

Funding

KHRC does not receive operational revenue from the State of Kansas, but rather sustains itself through Federal contracts for service and program administration fees.