Pro Housing Pathways to Removing Obstacles

MARC seeks public input on PRO Housing funding application

The Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) has prepared an application to submit to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Pathways to Removing Obstacles to Housing (PRO Housing) grant program (FR-6700-N-98). The program assists communities in overcoming barriers to creating and preserving affordable housing. The funding requested is spread across six years with a total federal request of $4,686,996.53. MARC is proposing four projects to focus on activities that can help communities in the region overcome barriers to affordable housing. View application>> Learn more>>

The projects include:

  • Project around programs and activities to assist communities in reviewing and updating land use, zoning and development processes
  • Project to assist communities in reviewing and updating building codes
  • Project to develop a regional Community Land Trust (CLT) Consortium as recommended in the Regional Business Plan for a CLT or similar model
  • Project to further develop and fund a Regional Housing Trust Fund

Public hearing scheduled for 1 p.m. on Tues., Oct. 17

As part of the application requirements, MARC has posted the application to our website. MARC will be taking public comments on the application online, by e-mail at or at the scheduled public hearing on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2023, at 1 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Board Room at the MARC office, 600 Broadway Blvd., Suite 200, in Kansas City, Missouri. A hybrid, virtual option is available by registering here 24 hours in advance. The meeting will be recorded. Notice of this public hearing is attached.

Learn more about the PRO Housing Program

To learn more about this federal grant opportunity, please visit HUD’s website.

Getting to MARC: If driving, enter the Rivergate Center parking lot from Broadway and park on the upper level of the garage. An entrance directly into the conference area is available from this level. Get directions.

Special accommodations: If you require special accommodations to attend this meeting, please notify MARC at 816-474-4240 at least two business days in advance. This could include a qualified interpreter, large print, a reader, or hearing assistance. We will make every effort to meet reasonable requests.

Equity and civil rights: MARC programs are non-discriminatory as stated by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. For more information or to obtain a Title VI complaint form, call 816-474-4240 or visit the Equity and Civil Rights page.