On February 2nd, the City Commission approved a resolution of support for the Manhattan Area Housing Partnership (MAHP), Inc to purchase and develop 19 lots in Lee Mill Village. The land is currently owned by the City and the proposed units would become affordable senior housing in the southeast portion Manhattan. The plan includes development of 18 duplexes, totaling 36 affordable senior housing units, with the remaining lot to include a clubhouse.
MAHP is a non-profit Kansas certified Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) dedicated to providing quality, safe, and affordable housing to low-income households in the Manhattan community. With the City’s resolution of support, MAHP will now apply for a Low-Income Housing Tax Credit to aid in funding the construction; estimated at $7 million. If successful in receiving the tax credit, these 19 lots would not only provide clean, safe, modern, energy-efficient, and affordable rental housing for seniors within the city limits, but also generate property tax for the City, County, and USD 383 in the future.
“We are very excited to work with the City of Manhattan on bringing a new opportunity to the community. It is important for individuals that have lived their entire life in Manhattan, to remain in Manhattan and have a beautiful, affordable home to retire in, ” MAHP Executive Director.