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2016 Statute


74-8957.Division of housing; establishment and administration; director of housing; powers and duties; state housing plan; annual report to governor and legislature. (a) On and after July 1, 2003, there is hereby established within the Kansas development finance authority a division of housing the head of which shall be the director of housing. Under the supervision of the president of the Kansas development finance authority, the director of housing shall administer the division of housing.

(b) Subject to and in accordance with the provisions of K.S.A. 74-8901 et seq., and amendments thereto, the division of housing is hereby authorized and empowered to:

(1) Prepare, from time to time amend, and administer the state housing plan in accordance with criteria of the federal department of housing and urban development;

(2) serve as a clearinghouse and single point of contact for the state regarding information, programs, and resources related to affordable and accessible housing;

(3) provide access and management of federal housing programs for delivery to the citizens and businesses of Kansas;

(4) work with existing agencies, organizations, and social programs to assist in the development of affordable and accessible housing; and

(5) exercise such other powers and perform such other duties as may be prescribed by law.

(c) The division of housing shall prepare and submit to the governor and the legislature an annual report regarding administration of the state housing plan.

History: L. 1990, ch. 327, § 3; L. 2003, ch. 154, § 35; July 1.