Equal Housing Opportunity
KS Relay Center TDD 800-766-3777
CHANGING LIVES ONE KEY AT A TIME
330 WEST COURT STREET, CLAY CENTER, KS 67432
9 A.M. - Noon
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Monday & Wednesday
CLOSED TUESDAY, THURSDAY & FRIDAY AFTERNOONS
VERY NICE MAINTENANCE FREE 1-BEDROOM APARTMENTS AVAILABLE NOW AT PARKVIEW PLAZA. RENT IS ONLY 30% OF INCOME. UTILITIES ARE ONLY $15 MONTHLY. NO SMOKING. NO ONE HAS NICER APARTMENTS AT A BETTER PRICE. NO ONE!
ALL APARTMENTS ARE FILLED FROM OUR WAITING LISTS. APPLY TODAY!
SORRY! Assistance is no longer available for Security & Utility Deposits .
PUBLIC HEARING FOR SUBSTANTIAL
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Spacious 1 & 2 bedroom apartments!
2-bedroom/2-bath available March 1.
PLEASE JOIN US IN SUPPORTING AFFORDABLE HOUSING!
Our mission statement is, “IT SHALL BE THE MISSION OF THE HOUSING AUTHORITY OF THE CITY OF CLAY CENTER TO ADVOCATE FOR AND DEVELOP, MANAGE AND MAINTAIN PROPERTIES AND PROGRAMS THAT PROVIDE SAFE, SANITARY, AFFORDABLE HOUSING TO QUALIFIED, VERY LOW, LOW, AND MODERATE INCOME RESIDENTS IN CLAY CENTER, KANSAS.”
The Public Housing Program was established through the Housing Act of 1937. Interestingly, this act of law was passed during the greatest financial crisis of our nation’s history. So that brings up the question why, during the second greatest financial crisis in our history, is the President and Congress so willing to cut our life line? And if Congress is going to reduce our funding then they should change the regulations so we can find other sources of revenue and function more like a private property manager.
Due to the policies of the current administration and the U.S. Congress’ failure to provide adequate funding, our Public Housing Program began losing ground financially in 2013. Fortunately, we will take advantage of an opportunity to convert our Public Housing units to Project Based Section 8 Vouchers beginning in 2014. While this will initially stabilize our funding going forward, nothing is guaranteed.
There is a better solution to the problem! Our housing authority currently has to answer to 3 separate federal agencies (HUD, USDA Rural Development, and Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (contracted by the IRS to monitor Low Income Housing Tax Credit Programs)). Why do we need 3 federal agencies to manage 3 duplicate programs? Why do we have 3 separate sets of policies and procedures that conflict with each other? It does not take a rocket scientist or an economist to understand that the government would come closer to reducing the federal deficit, balancing the budget, and operating more efficiently if they were to merge 2 of the 3 existing housing agencies into 1 agency and then reduce that agency and send block grants to the states. This would ultimately save billions of dollars without hurting the vulnerable citizens we serve.
Another conversation picking up steam in Washington is raising rents from 30% to 35% of gross income along with raising the out-of-pocket medical expenses deduction floor from 3% to 5%. It appears that our representatives in Washington would rather place the financial burdens of our country on our elderly and poor instead of making practical changes to reduce costs and increase productivity.
Please contact Representative Huelskamp and Senators Moran and Roberts and tell them that you support affordable housing and ask them to support merging the federal agencies providing these housing programs to reduce red tape and provide adequate funding to sustain these programs. Ask them to say no to rent increases.
Congressman Tim Huelskamp
(202) 225-2715 DC
(785) 309-0572 Salina
Senator Jerry Moran
Member Senate Transportation/HUD Committee
(202) 224-6521 DC
(785) 232-2605 Topeka
Senator Pat Roberts
(202) 224-4774 DC
(785) 295-2745 Topeka
Clay Center Housing Authority is where you will find convenient, affordable living. Each 1 and 2 bedroom apartment is equipped with kitchens, cable TV, internet access and storage space. There are also many activities to enjoy including recreation, entertainment, fellowship, and meals. Transportation services are also available. While they were designed with seniors and disabled in mind, everyone is welcome to apply. Office hours are 9 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.
We are now taking applications for all of our properties.