Local, Cross-Sector Collaboration Addresses Affordable Housing Shortage through Health Equity Lens

Blog post by The Mid-America Regional Council
September 5, 2023

The Mid-America Regional Council   (Kansas City)

Cities and counties across the nation are experiencing a shortage of safe, affordable housing, but each community’s path to addressing the challenge is unique. In Johnson County, Kansas, a cross-sector collaboration is seeing success after launching a multiyear, multipronged initiative that identified safe, attainable housing as the foundation for healthy communities.

Last month's Kansas Housing Conference showcased the county’s efforts as a model other communities can learn from and possibly replicate.