Johnson County’s HOME Investment Partnerships Program grant celebrates 30 years in 2024

Front steps of a home before and after home repair project

Johnson County’s Housing Services division is celebrating 30 years of administering the HOME Investment Partnerships Program grant in 2024.

The county has administered the grant since 1994 as a beneficiary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The grant supports Housing Services’ HOME Rehabilitation Program as well as affordable housing projects throughout the community. 

During the past 30 years, more than $19 million of HOME funds were invested into the community for affordable housing.

The HOME Rehabilitation Program assists eligible homeowners with their homes’ rehabilitation needs, bringing their homes up to code and addressing health and safety issues. This is a critical contribution to the maintenance of affordable housing stock in our community. Housing Services has completed 564 HOME Rehabilitation projects since 1994. 

Contractors have an opportunity to obtain ongoing work throughout the year in support of the HOME Rehabilitation program. The county accepts new contractors throughout the year. Contractors can visit this webpage to learn more and apply.

Additionally, the Board of County Commissioners authorized a $1 million investment of HOME funds in Nov. 2022 for the Prairiebrooke Townhomes affordable rental units development in Gardner. Units became available for rent in Dec. 2023.  

The Board also authorized a $1 million investment of HOME funds in the Habitat for Humanity of Kansas City project called Pathways at Heritage Park in Olathe in Dec. 2023. Construction will begin this year on 14 single-family units which will be sold to eligible families at affordable rates. 

For information about the HOME Investment Partnerships Program grant, please contact Heather McNeive, Director of Housing Services at

Planning, Housing and Community Development