Affordable Housing Advisory Board

Kevin Powell

Established by Ordinance No. 9129 on July 14, 2015, the purpose of the Affordable Housing Board is to:

  1. Advise the Governing Body regarding issues affecting affordable housing and supportive services in the community;
  2. Oversee and facilitate the purpose of the Affordable Trust Fund, which is to support the acquisition, rehabilitation, and development of affordable housing and supportive services so that all persons in the community have access to independent living with dignity;
  3. Make recommendations to the Governing Body regarding the expenditure of money from the Affordable Housing Trust Fund in order to fund projects, as reviewed and approved by the Board, that are consistent with the purpose of the Housing Trust Fund; and
  4. Make recommendations to the Governing Body regarding the cultivation and maintenance of steady and various streams of income to fund the Affordable Housing Trust Fund; however the Board shall not apply for any grant without prior approval of the Governing Body, not shall it accept any gift or donation without prior approval of the Governing Body.

Three year terms, except when appointed to complete an unexpired term.  Terms shall be staggered so that no more than one-third of the Board’s members shall expire each year.  There is no limit to the number of terms a member can serve.  Terms expire December 31 of corresponding year.

The Board shall be comprised of nine members composed of:

  • One representative of the City of Lawrence, Kansas, appointed by the Governing Board;
  • One representative of Douglas County, Kansas, appointed by the Board of County Commissioners of Douglas County, Kansas;
  • One representative of the Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority, or any successor in interest;
  • One representative of Family Promise of Lawrence, or any successor in interest;
  • One representative of Lawrence Habitat for Humanity, or any successor in interest;
  • One representative of Tenants to Homeowners, Inc., or any successor in interest;
  • One representative, who shall be a current or former resident of subsidized housing, of persons residing in subsidized housing, appointed by the Governing Body;
  • One representative of Justice Matters of Lawrence, or any successor in interest; and
  • One representative of the Lawrence Home Builders Association, or any successor in interest.
2017 Affordable Housing Trust Fund Application (PDF)

2017 Funding Applications to the Affordable Housing Trust Fund

Board Documents and Memos

Historical Funding Information

Income Data

Housing Market Data

Reports

Correspondence

Appendix