We hosted an open house on February 5 & 6 at 304 S. Main Street in Hudson. This is the first of nine additional rental houses we are building county-wide based on the house built in conjunction with K-State at 8th and Broadway in St. John.

A project that Stafford County Economic Development (EcoDevo) worked on in conjunction with K-State’s College of Architecture, Planning and Design has been receiving a lot of publicity.

We broke ground on the new house in Hudson! This is the first of nine additional rental houses we are building county-wide…

An article by Sarah Spicer for The Wichita Eagle published August 12, 2021.

An article by Sarah Spicer for The Wichita Eagle published March 7, 2021.

With all its intricacies and individualism, St. John, Kansas offers residents a unique way of life in south-central Kansas. Yet, St. John is similar to most towns across America in one core way: its struggle for adequate affordable housing.

Two cyclists-turned-interns, Elizabeth “Lizzy” Baker and Eliza Lawrence, arrived in St. John in late June and began work with Eco Devo.

Stafford County residents may notice an increase in new housing construction after Stafford County Economic Development was awarded a $100,000 Moderate Income Housing grant through the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation.

On Tuesday, December 15, Stafford County Economic Development and the Economic Development Housing Committee held a ceremonial groundbreaking for a single-family home at the corner of St. Paul and Prairie Ave. in Stafford. We are partnering with Housing Opportunities Inc. for this project which has an expected completion date of May 2016.

Stafford County Economic Development has been awarded a $3,900 grant towards constructing and renovating rental housing to address a severe shortage of modern and affordable workforce housing in a county where the average age of a house is 86 years old…according to the county appraiser.