Interfaith Housing Services

 

Interfaith Housing Services, Inc. offers several programs to help people find affordable housing, and also provide aid to elderly and disabled looking for a home.

 

Affordable Rental Housing

Interfaith Housing Services Rental Program develops affordable rental housing for many households unable to lease on the open market. Interfaith currently has 140 rental units in Reno, Harper and Ford Counties. Our rental units are available for those needing special housing assistance with priority given to the elderly, household members with disabilities, and low-income families.

In the beginning, one of the greatest needs realized with the rental program was the creation of affordable, fully accessible homes for household members with disabilities. Nearly 60% of all program participants have a disability; having access to this program is vital for their integration in our community as most often their only recourse would be an institution.

Each of our units exceed the Section 8 and Housing Quality Standards established by HUD and the State of Kansas. While providing a safe and affordable dwelling is important, most of our units offer amenities not available in comparable-priced units on the open market. We are dedicated to providing quality, safe, accessible rentals that our residents can call home.

Rents are an established amount below fair market value and not based on individual's income. On average, our rental units are priced between $350-600 for 1-3 bedrooms.

Due to the limited number of properties available, it is often necessary to place persons requesting rental property on a waiting list. Periodically, Interfaith will contact all wait-list applicants to update their information.

How to Apply

Rental assistance may be available through the Cowley County Housing Authority, 304 S. Summit St., Arkansas City, Ks 67005 620-442-6063.

For more information, please contact Eric Scott at 620-860-4480, or email him at eric.scott@primeres.com

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John W. Scott Home Repair and Rehabilitation Program

We understand the housing repair needs of our community. Since its inception, Interfaith Housing Services, Inc. has provided Homeowner Repair and Rehabilitation assistance for low-income homeowners in Reno County. These programs assist households with low to moderate income in making repairs necessary to keep their home safe and accessible.

We believe everyone deserves to live in a safe and healthy home. Our lasting impact helps stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods by providing critical home repairs and accessibility modifications.

Example Projects include:

• Installing grab bars

• Building wheelchair ramps

• Brush Up Hutch painting and repair projects

• Fixing handrails on stairs

• Many other handyman projects

How to Apply

To apply for assistance through the Homeowner Occupied Repair program you must meet the following criteria:

•Reside in Reno County, Kansas.

•Be over the age of 60.

•Live in a single-family home in which you hold the deed.

•Be current on your property taxes.

•Must meet income guidelines.

If these criteria are met then inquirers are asked to complete a Home Repair and Rehabilitation Application and return with the required documentation to:

PRMI Radley Brooks
302 E. 30th Avenue
Hutchinson, KS 67502

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Housing Development

We work hand in hand with other local organizations to identify and address community housing needs through both new construction and restoration.

In 2016-2017 we moved and rehabbed three houses which created quality infill in Hutchinson neighborhoods. Also, in 2017 we broke ground on Sante Fe II in Dodge City. We are currently working with a developer to renovate the historic St. Elizabeth Hospital building to create quality affordable housing and services to the middle of town. Pre-development work is coming along quickly for a new senior housing development in the Lincoln neighborhood of Hutchinson.

 
 

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Call Us: (620) 860-4480

Email Us: rbrooks@primeres.com

 
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