The Housing and Community Services Department is funded with federal and state funds to provide housing and related services to benefit the citizens and neighborhoods of Wichita. The department uses these funds to provide direct services and to contract with community service providers.
All services are provided to persons who meet 2015 income qualifications and are otherwise eligible for assistance.
Please browse our website to learn more about how we can help you or someone you know!
Grants Review Committee Meetings Scheduled!
The Grants Review Committee (GRC) is appointed by the City Council to review applications for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding, HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funding, and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding. Funding is related to Youth Crime Prevention Programs, Domestic Violence Shelter Services, and Homeless Assistance/Homeless Prevention Services. Meetings are open to the public and are scheduled as follows:
Preliminary Meeting: Friday, February 17, 2017, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
Public Hearing (Funding Proposal Presentations): Tuesday, February 21, 2017, 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Final Meeting: Friday, February 24, 2017, 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
All GRC meetings will take place in the boardroom, which is located on the first floor of City Hall, 455 N. Main.
Click here to download the District Advisory Board PowerPoint presentation regarding preliminary plans for the City’s 2017-2018 CDBG, HOME and ESG funding!
Comprehensive Housing Policy
Staff in the Housing and Community Services Department completed a Comprehensive Housing Policy to help shape and guide future decisions which may impact on the quality of life with respect to housing. The policy references housing affordability and availability, as well as neighborhood stability and resources needed to implement strategies which are recommended. The City Council plans to discuss elements of the policy in upcoming workshops. Download the Comprehensive Housing Policy - September 2015
Wichita Housing Authority Semi Annual Reports
to view the WHA (January-June 2016) Semi-Annual Report.
to view the WHA (July-November 2016) Semi-Annual Report.