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The new Housing Trust Fund Board has recommended 14 housing proposals, totaling nearly $8 million, to the City Council for approval.

The 14 proposals emphasize affordable rental preservation, affordable rental creation, transitional and supportive housing and homeownership. The Housing Trust Fund Board reviewed a total of 26 proposals.

"These proposals, if approved by council, will create or preserve 500 housing units in underserved areas of Kansas City," said Jane Pansing Brown, director of the Housing and Community Development Department. "More importantly, more than 90 percent of the 500 units built with these funds are restricted as affordable."

"We are excited to see this first round of projects come to the City Council for approval," said Sixth District at-Large Councilmember Andrea Bough. "And we want to make sure we find a way to consistently add money to the Housing Trust Fund so that we can continue to build more affordable housing across all parts of the city."

The next step comes Wednesday, Aug. 3, when individuals representing the 14 projects will present at the City Council's Neighborhood, Planning and Development Committee at 1:30 p.m. (Read the agenda or watch on Channel 2.)

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The following is a list of proposals recommended to the council:
  • Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council, Garfield East Senior Cottages for affordable rental creation - $370,360
  • Ivanhoe Neighborhood Council, Heroes Homes for transitional and supportive housing - $725,000
  • Missouri Housing Partners, Greenwood Senior Apartments for affordable rental creation - $500,000
  • Missouri Housing Partners, Blue Hills Townhomes for affordable rental creation - $600,000
  • Palestine Gardens North, rehabilitation to preserve affordable rentals - $1,700,000
  • Amethyst Place, expand traditional and supportive housing - $500,000
  • Parade Park Homes 2.0, for affordable rental preservation, subject to Ordinance 220184 - $350,000
  • Lykins Neighborhood Trust, to create affordable rentals in northeast Kansas City - $383,000
  • Community LINC Housing, proof of concept for transitional and supportive housing in Ivanhoe Southeast - $161,000
  • Habitat KC, neighborhood revitalization for homeownership services and creation in the Wendell Phillips neighborhood - $114,000
  • Marlborough CLT, homeownership services and unit creation - $450,000
  • The Whole Person, Prospect at 35th for transitional and supportive housing - $1,000,000
  • KC MASS Synergy Services, domestic violence transitional and supportive housing at 3500 NE Prather Road - $750,000.00
  • Westside Housing Organization, health and environmental resiliency for home ownership and unit creation in Kansas City urban core neighborhoods - $350,000

"We are excited to see this first round of projects come to the City Council for approval," said Sixth District at-Large Councilmember Andrea Bough. "And we want to make sure we find a way to consistently add money to the Housing Trust Fund so that we can continue to build more affordable housing across all parts of the city."

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The Housing and Community Development Department will negotiate the funding agreements once the City Council approves the proposals. The proposals must comply with Missouri's prevailing wage law and the City's contracting requirements.

A second round of applications will open early this fall.

For more information, media can contact John Baccala at (816) 513-3202.

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