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Center for Engagement and Community Development

324 Nichols Hall
Kansas State University 
Manhattan, KS 66506 

785-532-6808 (fax)

Community Solutions to Affordable Housing (CSAH)

Led by the coordinated efforts of the Institute for Civic Discourse & Democracy (ICDD), Healthy Communities Laboratory (HCL), and the Landscape Architecture and Regional & Community Planning Department (LARCP) at K-State, CSAH is a two-year project funded by the Kansas Health Foundation. Our goal is to promote conversations about affordable housing and related issues. Through public engagement, CSAH organizers will bring together community stakeholders to facilitate discussions and generate solution proposals.  This website offers resources, events related to housing, and reports of public deliberation.

– Project Progress –

Stage 1:  April 12 Community Forum (Forum Report)

Stage 2:  Study Circles (Executive Summary)

Two volunteer resident working groups selected their focus areas within the topic of affordable housing to investigate throughout the summer of 2018. Group 1 held study circles on June 27, July 25, and August 15, and Group 2 on June 30,  July 28, and August 18, after which they met together to share their findings and select final choices for solutions. Issue Briefs summarize their selected focus on Neighborhood Revitalization Programs, Rental Code Inspections, and Housing Trust Funds.  

Stage 3: Public Dissemination

Manhattan City Commission meetings:

  • October 2 View - Scroll to 10/02/2018, Affordable Housing segment begins 16:40
  • October 30 View - Scroll to 10/30/2018, Affordable Housing segment begins 03:09:50
  • March 26 View - Scroll to 3/26/2019, Entire meeting dedicated to rental registration and inspection 02:19:43
  • November 2 National Coalition for Dialogue and Deliberation conference workshop (Denver)
  • November 9 SAHA Seminar: Rental Housing Inspection (Brian Jimenez, Code Enforcement Manager, Lawrence) View Part1, Part 2
  • December 7 SAHA Seminar: Community Housing Trusts 4:00-5:30pm Ecumenical Campus Ministry, 904 Sunset Avenue
  • January 10  SAHA Seminar: Neighborhood Revitalization 5-6pm Manhattan Public Library, Juliette & Poyntz Avenues

Stakeholders Forums

  • May 4, 2019 Scheduled for 3:00-5:00pm, Leadership Studies Bldg., Kansas State University