The Coffey County Housing Authority (CCHA) was established in 1992 by the Coffey County Commissioners. This Authority was established for the express purpose of enhancing and improving the housing for the citizens of Coffey County.
The Authority is governed by a five-member Board appointed by the Coffey County Commissioners. CCHA is proud to service all areas and homeowners of Coffey County.
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
313 Neosho St.
Burlington, KS 66839
Current Board Members:
- Chairperson – Mike Skillman
- Vice Chairperson – Brian Isch
- Bill Parker
- Bud Redding
- Frank Brush
Our regular board meeting is every month on the 2nd Tuesday 12:00 p.m. at 313 Neosho St., Burlington, KS.
- Executive Director - Ronda Gilbert
- Administrative Assistant - Lynzie Gilmore
Over the past several years, CCHA has obtained and administered in excess of a million dollars worth of housing Preservation/Rehabilitation grants. These grants have been used for home repairs including; roofs, windows, ramps and various needed construction projects. Applicants must meet guidelines and provide all required paperwork. This program is active only when funding is available, contact CCHA for an application or for more information and guidelines.
The Developers Incentive program is designed to assist contractors in building affordable residential homes in Coffey County. CCHA will guarantee an interest payment of up to $2,500 to a lending institution on the purchase of materials for an affordable new construction spec home of $150,000 or less. An application must be completed by the contractor, approved by the board, a bank letter of intent and all guidelines must be followed.
Rental Resource Guide
CCHA provides at no charge to landlords and tenants a listing of current property in the County to rent. Landlords list their properties with CCHA and we distribute to all areas we can. Renters are then able to obtain the guide by Facebook, email, fax or stopping by the office. This will help them find housing in Coffey County. The resource guide is updated as changes occur and notification is received at the office.
In 2009 CCHA started the process of buying and refurbishing affordable homes in Coffey County. Anyone with proper financing can purchase one of these homes. CCHA currently has a house available in Gridley and will soon have one in Waverly, with more coming.
CCHA has information on First Time Homebuyers programs, USDA loan applications and information about what local banks are offering.
CCHA has funded the demolition of unsafe and unwanted Coffey County homes for several years. Homeowners may apply and be put on the list to have a property demolished if funding is available. There are guidelines to this program.
Moderate Income Rental Housing
In 2016, the Coffey County Housing Authority received a grant for moderate income housing through KHRC. This grant provided CCHA with $150,000 toward building a moderate income triplex. The ground was broke on June 1st, 2016. These units are 2 bedrooms, 1 bath. The units were completed in late fall and rented by January 1st, 2017.
Affordable New Construction Housing
CCHA has sold 24 homes in the Coffey County Area. Anyone with proper financing can purchase one of these homes.
For more information regarding any of the programs offered by CCHA, you can reach us at the office during normal business hours.
“Making Housing Affordable”