Workforce Housing Steering Committee


One of the recommendations in the Housing Market Analysis (HMA) was the formation of a Workforce Housing Steering Committee (WHSC) with a specific charge: to create a framework and policy for reviewing allocation options for Economic Recovery & Relief sales tax funds, 10% of which are dedicated to paying for workforce housing initiatives. The WHSC would also help create a method for monitoring and reporting on the implementation and measurement of approved recommendations to the City Commission. The framework and policy would be presented as recommendations to the City Commission for adoption. 

The WHSC would meet quarterly and serve for three years (2023–2025) to complete this charge.

Volunteering for the WHSC

If you are interested, fill out the Workforce Housing Steering Committee interest form. 

Representatives for the following interests/organizations are recommended to apply.

  • Previous Housing Study Steering Committee member
  • Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors member
  • Chamber of Commerce Work Advisory Board member
  • Housing-related non-profit organization board member
  • Housing-related non-profit organization staff member
  • Flint Hills Association of Realtors Board member
  • Flint Hills Area Builders Association Board member
  • Developer/builder small company representative
  • Developer/builder large company representative
  • Property management company representative
  • Financial lending institution representative

The Steering Committee will have several seats dedicated to staff representatives from key housing market-related organizations. These seats will be defined as ex-officio and will include, but are not limited to:

  • City Commissioner
  • Manhattan Urban Area Planning Board member
  • Manhattan Area Chamber of Commerce staff member
  • Kansas State University staff member appointee
  • Kansas State University Student Government Association appointee
  • Fort Riley Garrison Office appointee

Applicants not selected for the WHSC will have opportunities through stakeholder engagement to be involved in the Committee's work. 

Staff Liaison

John Verssue
Planner II
Community Development
Email John Verssue

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