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City of Hutchinson Announces the Launch of Hutch Housing Infrastructure Grant Program


HUTCHINSON, Kan. – The City of Hutchinson’s Housing Infrastructure Grant Program is intended to respond to the negative impacts on housing as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic. These grants will fund innovative and effective projects designed to address the housing needs of the City of Hutchinson. These needs include rehabilitation of existing housing stock, new workforce housing projects, creation of affordable housing and innovative ideas designed to impact housing availability in the City of Hutchinson. Each grant will provide up to $200,000 for agencies and community partners to implement projects that would improve or increase housing stock in the City of Hutchinson.

Eligible Applicants:

Applications for this grant may be submitted by public and private institutions, non-profit corporations (including faith-based organizations), and for profits who demonstrate how the funding will benefit residents (such as reduce housing costs).

Eligible Projects:

The funding allocated by the City of Hutchinson for this grant program must be used to assist with project planning or implementation of proposed projects with a priority for projects that address areas of greatest need and serve those most at-risk.

The following are types of housing infrastructure projects eligible under this program:

  • Affordable Housing: This type of project aims to provide affordable housing options for low- and moderate-income families and individuals. It includes projects such as public housing, affordable rental housing, and homeownership opportunities.
  • Social Housing: Social housing is a form of affordable housing that is provided by the government or a non-profit organization. This type of housing is available to people who are unable to find affordable housing on the private market.
  • Green Housing: Green housing projects aim to minimize the environmental impact of housing and promote sustainability. This includes projects that utilize renewable energy sources, efficient building design, and sustainable building materials.
  • Emergency Housing: Emergency housing provides temporary shelter for people who are homeless or have been displaced from their homes due to natural disasters or other emergencies.
  • Supportive Housing: Supportive housing combines non-time-limited affordable housing assistance with wrap-around supportive services for people experiencing homelessness, as well as other people with disabilities.
  • Multi-Family Housing: Multi-family housing projects provide housing units for families and individuals, typically in a high-rise or mid-rise building.
  • Mixed-Use Developments: Mixed-use developments combine residential, commercial, and/or retail space in one project. This type of housing project is designed to create walkable, livable communities that provide residents with access to a variety of amenities and services.
  • Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs): Accessory Dwelling Units are secondary units on a property that can be used as rental units or for family members. These units are typically smaller than the main dwelling and are designed to be more affordable.

The official application will be released on March 24, 2023, on the City’s website  An information session will be held online via Microsoft Teams on April 7, 2023.  To register for the information session please find details on the City’s website. All applications for funding are due by May 5, 2023, by 5:00 PM.