The Greater Kansas City Housing Information Center (GKCHIC) was established in 1970 to preserve affordable housing on an equal opportunity basis and foster economic opportunity for low-income persons and minorities through partnerships within the community. HIC has expanded services with a full range of housing counseling services to all ages, individuals, families, and all ethnic groups. HIC is not restricted to service delivery within certain neighborhoods or to specific populations.
Housing resources and information for homeless prevention
GKCHIC began as a small organization and was the oldest HUD Certified Housing Counseling agency in the metropolitan area. The agency began with seven full time staff employees but over the past several years a reduction had to be made. This decision was made to to ensure we would be able to maintain services at capacity. There was also, an increase in foreclosures in our community and In order for the agency to maintain as a HUD certified agency all staff had to be trained and be certified in a specific area of housing activities. this measure was endorsed by HUD individually to continue providing quality services. there was an increase in houses being foreclosed on in the Kansas City metropolitan area. With this crisis new Housing Counseling agencies began to compete with each other. During this time there were nine or more agencies who came into the housing counseling arena. All counselors have to maintain certihe past several years many housing counselors were not equipped to handle the volume of request for help and most have since changed their focus. Because homeless prevention has always been a priority HIC and its staff are dedicated to housing counseling. Foreclosure counseling is still a high priority for HIC because KC still has a high percentage of families who are still in danger of losing their homes. Now that the economy is slowly turning around the homeowners are still needing help. We have had to reduce some of our counselors but the demand for our services has continued to increase. Although we have less resources we have continued with the same focus, helping consumers to obtain or maintain their housing.
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