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Renovations coming to many properties in Wichita

October 08, 2017 - 4:09 am
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Up to $60 million is coming to public housing in Wichita and that means complete renovations for all public housing properties.

In 2012, the US Congress created the ability for public housing authorities to begin using private funding in addition to government funding. The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) designed a program called the Rental Assistance Demonstration program.

In February, the Wichita City Council approved the Wichita Housing and Community Services Department's submission of four applications to be part of the Rental Assistance Demonstration program.

On Saturday, Wichita Housing and Community Services Department Director John Hall said that the applications have been accepted. Each of the city's 352 single family homes and multi-family units will be completely renovated.

The entire project should take between 18 months to two years

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