EcoDevo is having to slow down its plan for a New Housing Development Program that would have built 10 more houses. Its fall 2022 application for a Moderate Income Housing Grant was not awarded funding. The Kansas Housing Resource Corporation received around $19 million in Moderate Income Housing grant requests in its fall grant cycle and was only able to award about $5 million in funding.  

Stafford County Economic Development has engaged Housing Opportunities Inc (HOI) a nonprofit in Great Bend to take over property management of their rental properties effective March 1. Stafford EcoDevo’s rental portfolio has grown from three units to eleven in just over a year with two more houses still under construction. 

Our VISTA’s service year has come to an end! Over the past year, Falon Runnebaum’s work has focused on housing and childcare which are crucial for developing a strong and robust workforce.

The three houses in St. John are taking shape as part of our Praire View Rental Housing! Two at the corner of 1st and Monroe and one on S. Broadway. They will be completed later this fall.

This is the audio from our monthly radio show: Focus on Stafford County. This show aired live at 11:30 AM CT on Thursday, June 23, 2022. Kathleen talked about the current state of housing in Stafford County and the new housing development program EcoDevo is working on.

Take a look at our current housing stock in Stafford County and see what is affordable affordable for our area.

An article by Dan Doering for Kansas Living published May 9, 2022.

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…