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, nuisance abatement, and a number of inspection services including licensed lead inspections and risk assessments, lead clearance testing, certified asbestos assessments, demolition inspections, and radon testing.
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. This program provides funding to local governments for homeowner and rental rehabilitation and for demolishing dilapidated residential structures. It is designed to benefit low and moderate income families.
All communities applying for a CDBG housing grant must complete the Housing Assessment Tool (HAT). This tool is designed as a self-assessment guide for communities to explore local housing data, engage stakeholders, and establish priorities for local housing investment. Have questions? Our NCRPC housing department is ready to help.
Housing Inspection Services
NCRPC housing inspectors are licensed or certified to provide a variety of inspection services for governmental entities and private property owners. To learn more about any of the following inspection services NCRPC offers or to request a bid, contact the NCRPC Housing Department.
Intro to Nuisance Abatement
The Intro to Nuisance Abatement Program is designed for smaller communities with flexibility to be customized to meet specific circumstances and budgets. The community must adopt a comprehensive Nuisance Abatement Ordinance. The ordinance, available from NCRPC, applies to all properties including commercial, residential, vacant or occupied. NCRPC staff provide impartial property assessments for the Intro to Nuisance Abatement Program and assist the city with program oversight. To keep costs lower, communities carry out administrative duties of the program.
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Other Housing Services Available
We understand that strong housing in our communities can improve the quality of life for residents. Our staff routinely work with municipalities, economic development agencies, nonprofit agencies and others to improve housing in the region. The following additional resources are available by contacting housing department staff:
- A list of housing developers that have done work in Kansas
- Resources for beginning a land bank
The North Central Regional Planning Commission can be reached at 785-738-2218.
To email the housing staff directly, please fill out the form below. Fields marked with an * are required.
Keegan Bailey – Housing Director