Kansas City Developers Assessment and Recommendations 2023

Kansas City Regional Housing Partnership: Developer Assessment and Recommendations

Approximately 100 community development organizations; multifamily, single-family, nonprofit and for-profit developers; housing authorities; and other community partners from across the region participated in a needs assessment on challenges to affordable housing production. Working on behalf of the RHP, LISC Greater Kansas City commissioned the assessment, which included a survey, focus groups and one-on-one interviews. The survey identified the following obstacles to regional housing development:

Top barriers to housing production:

  • Pre-development funding and/or flexible lines of credit;
  • Need to streamline local housing application processes; and

Affordable housing-focused learning opportunities that include a student-driven curriculum, a master class with development case study examples and mentorship from more experienced developers.  Watch the recording of the findings below and you can download the PowerPoint presentation here.

Community Development Corporation and For-Profit Development Assessment and Phases Recommendations – download the PDF here.

Developer Needs Assessment Executive Summary – download the PDF here.