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County moves housing and community development programs to Planning Department, two departments have names changes effective today

Several changes approved on Sept. 3 by the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners, meant to enhance the visibility of the county’s Aging Services program and reassign some of the department’s non-aging services to another county department, are effective today.

Previously, the department known as the Department of Human Services provided four distinct program areas:

  • Aging Services (including Nutrition Services)
  • Housing Services
  • Outreach and Accessibility Services
  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Administration

The BOCC approved two key recommendations by the county manager, including:

  • The transfer of the Housing Services and CDBG Administration responsibilities, including approximately 24 employees and budget authority, to the Planning, Development and Codes Department, now called Planning, Housing and Community Development.
  • The renaming of the Department of Human Services to the Department of Aging and Human Services. Aging Services (including Nutrition Services) and Outreach and Accessibility Services will remain with the department.

Moving Housing Services and CDBG to Planning, Housing and Community Development provides a direct link to Transit which also resides in this department, consolidates inspection staff and leverages the experience in the Planning Department for implementing housing programs. The changes are expected to be completed by year’s end.

Online information about housing and community development is now available under the heading of Planning, Housing and Community Development.

Media Contacts

Lori Sand
Senior Public Information Officer
Office: 913-715-8572
Cell: 816-377-6528

Jody Hanson
Director of Public Affairs and Communication
Office: 913-715-0730
Cell: 913-626-5482

Media Contacts

Lori Sand
Senior Public Information Officer
Office: 913-715-8572
Cell: 816-377-6528

Jody Hanson
Director of Public Affairs and Communication
Office: 913-715-0730
Cell: 913-626-5482