Here’s a statewide initiative that can be of significant value to Haysville homeowners and renters:
The Kansas Housing Resources Corporation is a state agency with the express objective of enhancing Kansas communities through the creation of increased housing opportunities. They do so, as they explain, “using a variety of strategies and approaches, including increasing homeownership opportunities, leveraging the construction of more affordable rental housing, preserving existing housing through rehabilitation, promoting energy efficiency improvements for owner-occupied and rental housing, providing affordable housing through rent assistance to low-income families and senior citizens, and creating housing opportunities for previously underserved persons and communities.”
Among the many programs the KHRC offers is a new initiative, the Kansas Residential Appliance Replacement Program — “a new statewide initiative that provides vouchers for replacement of inefficient appliances with new Energy Star models. Appliances must be at least 10 years old, and the program is available to Kansas homeowners and renters.” The goal is to “provide homeowners and renters the opportunity to replace old, inefficient and unsafe appliances with new, energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly models” as well as to “reduce residential energy consumption, lower household energy bills and provide environmental benefits.”
Eligibility for the program is based upon income. “Income limits are based on 75 percent of Kansas’ current median income, which are: 1 Person — $27,247; 2 Persons — $35,630; 3 Persons — $44,014; 4 Persons — $52,397”.
The Kansas Residential Appliance Replacement Program is by no means the only potentially useful program available from KHRC. They also offer a First Time Home Buyer’s Program, an Emergency Repair Program and numerous others. For the details on these programs, visit the website noted above, or check their Kansas Housing Resources Guide, a twenty-page document intended to explain and help you determine eligibility for a host of programs related to the KHRC’s objectives.