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Ryan Vincent to lead state’s affordable housing corporation
TOPEKA - Kansas Development Finance Authority (KDFA) President Rebecca Floyd has named Ryan Vincent Executive Director of Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC). KHRC, a subsidiary corporation of KDFA, is a self-supporting, public corporation that administers programs to help Kansans access the safe, affordable housing they need and the dignity they deserve.
“Ryan is the right leader to guide KHRC’s vital mission and programs,” Floyd said. “I look forward to continuing my long working relationship with Ryan and the KHRC team as we strive to expand access to quality, affordable housing for all Kansans.”
In his new role, Vincent will continue to oversee KHRC's day-to-day operations; provide leadership for the Corporation's rental housing, homeownership, supportive services, and asset management programs; and work to strengthen KHRC’s partnerships with developers, investors, lenders, community organizations, housing advocates, and service providers.
Since joining KHRC in 2005, Vincent has served as staff attorney, general counsel, and deputy director. He has led KHRC as Executive Director in an interim capacity since January 2019.
“My familiarity with Kansas communities’ housing needs, as well as institutional knowledge and experience with KHRC’s various programs, partners, and clients, will help me hit the ground running,” Vincent said.
A Kansas native, Vincent is a licensed attorney and graduate of Washburn University School of Law, where he served as a Research Editor on the Washburn Law Journal. Before joining KHRC, he clerked at KDFA and the Kansas Department of Administration. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Political Science from Washburn University.
Beyond his role at KHRC, Vincent enjoys giving back to his community, serving in various leadership and volunteer roles with Topeka Habitat for Humanity, Cub Scouts, the Meadows Elementary Lunch Buddies Mentor program, Berryton United Methodist Church, and the Community Blood Center. He and his wife, Melissa, an elementary music teacher, and sons Carter, 10, and Peter, 7, proudly make their home in Topeka, along with their dog Penny and assorted backyard chickens. When not engaged with professional and community endeavors, Vincent enjoys gardening, reading, losing chess games to his sons, cooking, and traveling.
“Home is more than a roof and four walls – it’s the memories that fill the space,” Vincent said. “I’m honored to collaborate with our staff and partners as we unlock home and create memories for Kansans.”
A self-supporting, public corporation, Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) serves as the primary administrator of federal and state housing programs for the state of Kansas.