BHCS has demonstrated leadership in creating affordable housing opportunities in urban neighborhoods and is committed to ensuring quality, attractive and safe housing evidenced by nearly 1,000 housing units developed since 1974.

SINGLE FAMILY DEVELOPMENT

Olive Street Homes. A once vacant and overgrown block, this development constructed five single family homes located between 49th and 50th streets and Olive Street. Three distinct housing floor plans blended the “Bungalow” and “Farmhouse” home styles that make living in the Blue Hills neighborhood popular. All five homes are Energy Star® Qualified and exceed strict energy efficiency guidelines. The five homes achieved a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) score between 60 and 70, which is 30-40% more energy efficient than a standard home.

Northeast Blue Hills Development. This ambitious project included the renovation of seven vacant homes along 48th Street and 47th Terrace and the construction of ten new single-family homes on vacant lots in the area. This development inspired many residents to initiate improvements on their properties.

In 1990, BHCS entered into partnership with the Rose Brooks Center for Domestic Violence for special transitional housing and renovated five single family and four duplex units for use by victims of domestic violence.

The renovation of the 5500 block of Wabash (a Section 8 Mod Rehab project) began in 1980 with 12 duplexes.

MULTI-FAMILY DEVELOPMENT

Friendship Village. In 1995, BHCS completed the $7.3 million dollar renovation of Friendship Village – catering to the lifestyles of urban families, this 144-unit property offers an affordable rental option for low-income households. Located at 3901 E. 56th Terrace, this Section 8 Housing project offers unique programs for children and youth.

Troostwood Townhomes. Built in 1997 at 4901 Troost, this 34-unit affordable housing development is conveniently located across from the Stowers Institute and the University of Missouri in Kansas City, and just minutes from the Country Club Plaza.

Immanuel Manor. This 47-unit affordable housing community located at 4200 Tracy offers residents close proximity to a community garden and features attractive landscaping. Built in 1949 as a school, the property was converted to apartments in the 1980s.

BHCS renovated 221 units at Juniper Gardens for the Housing Authority of Kansas City, Kansas in 1987.