Quality housing is an asset to a community and must be maintained and addressed just like any other infrastructure within a community. We have experienced staff available to help member cities and counties evaluate and address their respective housing needs. Housing services include but are not limited to housing project planning, housing rehabilitation administration and inspection, lead base paint and asbestos assessments, energy audits and household weatherization. Contact the NCRPC Housing Director to determine what programs may be available for a potential housing project.
The NCRPC provides application preparation, project administration and inspection services for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Housing Rehabilitation Program, which is funded through the Kansas Department of Commerce (KDOC). The CDBG Housing Rehabilitation program is part of an annual competitive round with an application typically in August. This program provides funding to local governments for homeowner and rental rehabilitation and for demolishing dilapidated residential structures. All communities applying for a CDBG housing grant must complete the Housing Assessment Tool (HAT). Click here for the HAT form or contact the NCRPC Housing Director.
Housing Inspection Services
The NCRPC also has housing inspectors on staff. Their services are offered to governmental entities and include:
- Certified Asbestos Material Inspection
- Lead Base Paint Inspection or Assessment
- Housing Quality Standards Inspection
- Weatherization Inspection
We are currently seeking qualified housing and/or HVAC contractors to bid contract work for our housing programs. Opportunities exist for the Housing Rehabilitation and the Household Weatherization Assistance Programs. For more information, click here.
The NCRPC operates a Weatherization Program for lower income residents of Kansas, with special consideration given to the elderly and the handicapped (see maximum income guidelines below). The counties in the NCRPC service area include: Cheyenne, Clay, Cloud, Decatur, Dickinson, Ellis, Ellsworth, Geary, Gove, Graham, Jewell, Lincoln, Logan, Marshall, Mitchell, Morris, Norton, Osborne, Ottawa, Phillips, Pottawatomie, Rawlins, Republic, Riley, Rooks, Russell, Saline, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Thomas, Trego, Wabaunsee, Wallace, and Washington. Funding for this program is provided by the Department of Energy (DOE) and Kansas Department for Children and Families.