The rent for these houses is $500 or $550 a month depending on location and tenant’s income. A security deposit equal to one month’s rent is required at move-in. The kitchen appliances are furnished and there are hookups for a washer and dryer. The tenants are responsible for all utilities. Pets are considered (up to 2); they must be pre-approval and there is an additional $250 pet deposit.
Earlier this year, Housing Opportunities Inc. (HOI) took over property management and compliance of all EcoDevo rental properties. If you want more information on the available properties, are interested in applying, or want to be added to the waiting list for properties currently occupied contact HOI at 620-792-3299.
Proposed New Development
This is different than the new housing development program that EcoDevo has been working with the county and cities on since last year. This new phase of development would not have the same income restrictions.
EcoDevo was not awarded funding during the Fall 2022 application cycle for Moderate Income Housing grants. On June 2nd, EcoDevo submitted a new, revised application for a Moderate Income Housing grant and an allocation Kansas Housing Investor Tax Credits. If awarded construction would begin in early 2024.
The plan is to build houses of varying price points to better meet the needs in our area. The floor plan, foundation (slab or basement), and whether the house has a garage all affect the price. The current estimated construction costs range from $175,000 to $300,000. The goal is to sell several of the house and rent the rest. There is demand for both rental and owner-occupied housing. The selling of houses will allow for the building of additional houses and continual housing development.