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 –
April 12 2018 Community Forum (Forum Report)
May 4 2019 Community Forum (Forum Report)
2018 Summer 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.
2019 Summer Study Circles
Resident volunteers are encouraged to read and discuss documents pertaining to the potential projects outlined by forum participants during the May 4 break-out sessions. If you are interested in contributing to these work sessions during June and July, please email the topic discussion leaders for a schedule and reading materials:
Public Dissemination Events, 2018-2019
Manhattan City Commission meetings:
- October 2 2018 View - Scroll to 10/02/2018, Affordable Housing segment begins 16:40
- October 30 2018 View - Scroll to 10/30/2018, Affordable Housing segment begins 03:09:50
- March 26 2019 View - Scroll to 3/26/2019, Entire meeting dedicated to rental registration and inspection 02:19:43