In 2021, Kansas Housing Resource Center and the Office of Rural Prosperity teamed up to draft the state's first housing needs assessment in nearly 30 years.
This major study provides an in-depth analysis of the state by region and through extensive state-wide outreach. The plan is more than just data collection and understanding of the issues but provides tangible strategies around state-wide housing goals. The strategies are divided between items that could be done on a state level and those that local counties and cities could implement. The final plan, completed in December of 2020, was the launching pad for several housing-related initiatives in the 2022 legislative session.