Doing Business with KCHA
KCHA provides rental housing and rental assistance to more than 18,000 low- and moderate-income households. It owns more than 100 properties throughout the region. Combined with our supportive services and community programs, we reach 48,000 people every year.
KCHA contracts with vendors for many goods and services, including:
- Construction and maintenance
- Consulting, professional, and human services
- Weatherization and housing repair
KCHA serves as large revenue generator in our local communities. Our projects create opportunities to mentor and develop small businesses and analyze their processes, from payment models to training. As we look to the future, how KCHA behaves and expands as a purchaser will become one of the signature aspects of our external approach to equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. This remains an opportunity area for the agency.
Supporting businesses that employ trades people is especially important because many skilled trades are losing workers. This not only reduces the number of family-wage jobs available to people in our community, it also reduces our ability to continue to provide a quality housing supply for residents.