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ARPA Building Opportunities for the Disabled & Elderly (ABODE)

During the pandemic, many individuals who are elderly or disabled faced housing issues which disrupted their access to medical care, food and other services.  High needs populations struggled with housing access and availability prior to the pandemic, and COVID-19 intensified those issues. This program will provide funding for new construction and renovation of affordable multi-dwelling housing units that provide health and safety accommodations for older adults and people with disabilities. 

The Kansas Department of Commerce (KDC) has sought applications from entities working to provide accommodated housing for individuals who are elderly or disabled and desire to expand or construct new residential multi-housing facilities.  This program seeks to provide funding for advanced housing to support health and safety needs while creating a community of resources to enhance each individual’s quality of life.

Additional Data and Information

General Information

Eligible ABODE applicants include:

  • Residential property developers
  • Nonprofit organizations in good standing with the state of Kansas
  • County and Local Units of Government
  • Public Housing Authorities
  • Existing licensed entities that provide supportive housing for individuals who are elderly or disabled under the definition of assisted living as provided by the Kansas Department Aging and Disability Services (KDADS).
Benchmark I

Benchmark 1 – Signed Agreement

Benchmark 2 – First Disbursement

Benchmark 3 – Quarterly Report

Benchmark 4 – Second Disbursement

Benchmark 5 – Quarterly Report

Benchmark 6 – Project Closed

ProgramFiscal YearRecipientAmount OfferedAmount ClaimedAmount Remaining Net New Jobs Retained JobsJobs to Date Total Capital InvesmentAddressCityCountyZip CodeBenchmark 1Benchmark 2Benchmark 3Benchmark 4Benchmark 5Benchmark 6# Year(s) Benefit ReceivedStatus: Open/Closed
ABODEFY23Cottonwood Falls Housing Authority$1,000,000$0$1,000,000n/an/an/an/a101 East 8thCottonwood FallsChase66845n/an/an/an/an/an/a1Open
ABODEFY23Derby Housing LLC$1,500,000$0$1,500,000n/an/an/an/a2106 Tall Tree Rd.DerbySedgwick67037n/an/an/an/an/an/a1Open
ABODEFY23Sunflower Development Group$637,500$0$637,500n/an/an/an/a5800 S.W. 6thTopekaShawnee66606n/an/an/an/an/an/a1Open
ABODEFY23Manhattan Housing Authority$1,500,000$0$1,500,000n/an/an/an/aPierre StManhattanRiley66502n/an/an/an/an/an/a1Open
ABODEFY23Richmond Circle Partnership$1,080,000$0$1,080,000n/an/an/an/a1426 E Wilson StreetOttawaFranklin66067n/an/an/an/an/an/a1Open
ABODEFY23Ad Astra Land Holdings LLC$1,468,800$0$1,468,800n/an/an/an/a19600 Webster RdSpring HillJohnson66083n/an/an/an/an/an/a1Open
ABODEFY23WK Construction$548,250$0$548,250n/an/an/an/a208 N MeadowlarkMeadeMeade67864n/an/an/an/an/an/a1Open
ABODEFY23Victoria Community Coalition$850,000$0$850,000n/an/an/an/a701 7th StreetVictoriaEllis67671n/an/an/an/an/an/a1Open
ABODEFY23Maple Gardens of Wichita LLC$1,190,000$0$1,190,000n/an/an/an/a10200 W. Maple StreetWichitaSedgwick67209n/an/an/an/an/an/a1Open

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