Grant could spur more housing
Marion will apply for a second grant from the state to further expand a Coble St. housing addition under development.
After the city completed a housing study in 2017, it won a $125,000 Moderate Income Housing grant from Kansas Housing Resources Commission to help five middle-income families build houses along the east side of Coble St. north of Sherman.
Economic development director Randy Collett will soon apply for a $100,000 grant to provide incentives for five additional families to build homes.
“I’m sure the grant will be more competitive this year, based on the number of people on the conference call,” Collett told city council members Monday. “But KHRC likes to see the money utilized, and the city has already sold four lots.”
Collett said grant funds, if the city gets them, will be used to develop four more lots on Coble St. and another lot elsewhere.