Westside Housing Organization
We are a not-for-profit community development corporation in Kansas City that focuses on building resilient, sustainable communities. With strong partnerships, public and private, and more than 40 years experience, Westside Housing Organization is the go-to affordable housing practitioner in the Kansas City metro area.
We manage low-income, senior, and market-rate apartments in Kansas City.
We contract minor home repairs for home-owners in need of assistance.
We strive to strengthen our community through workforce development and community organizing programs.
NEWS & EVENTS
Between January and March, 2020 Westside Housing Organization (WSH) will be working with partners and community members to encourage participation in the 2020 US Census. The Census count occurs every ten years and determines the amount of federal funding for every US community in areas such as education, affordable housing, accessible health care, criminal justice,
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Every year we celebrate Thanksgiving with the residents at Posada del Sol. This year KC’s newly inaugurated Mayor, Quinton Lucas stopped by!
Thank you to all who attended and supported our annual event. Our annual celebration and fundraiser is one way WSH grows awareness of our work and ensures its long-term stability and growth. This year we had a record number of items donated from a wide variety of organizations and vendors. Once again, we thank: Spa on Penn,
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Westside Housing Organization feels strongly that the benefits of solar energy ought to be available to everyone in Kansas City, including people who are economically disadvantaged or on fixed incomes.
Sapphire Anniversary: 45 Years Strong “Helping People Stay in Their Homes Since 1973!” Thank you to our Sponsors, Donors, Volunteers, and all who attended this year’s annual event at the Boulevard Brewing Co.! Here’s who helped make this event our best one yet.
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Hispanic Heritage Month happens between mid-September and mid-October and is marked by celebration of Hispanic culture and history at the Posada Del Sol affordable senior community. This year, Posada resident, Robert Para organized a kickoff celebration that included dancing, historical recitations, and two buffet tables full of food made by our own Posada residents. The event
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Thanks to the hardest working maintenance crew around, and a community development block grant (CDBG), Jefferson Place affordable housing community has never looked so good! Our workers and additional crews replaced siding and windows and updated some of the interiors of the apartments. These enhancements beautify the block and the living environment for residents while creating a
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Walking into the home of Alfredo and Bridgette Gonzalez, you can’t help but feel the love that has gone into maintaining and beautifying their home. Built in 1896, the two story A-frame has seen multiple owners but is now occupied by the Gonzalez family who bought their Westside home in 2007 and began to establish themselves
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Westside Housing Organization Celebrates the Availability of Three, Renovated, Energy-Efficient, and Affordable Homes in the Manheim Park Neighborhood KANSAS CITY, August 9, 2016—Westside Housing Organization, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) HOME program administered by the City of Kansas City, will celebrate the grand opening of three renovated, energy-efficient and
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Earlier this year, Jose Miranda, a retired senior, found himself at the Kansas City Rescue Mission in need of a place to call home. The helpful staff there directed him to the Posada Del Sol Senior Community, an affordable rental community managed by Westside Housing Organization. The property is located near 17th and Summit in the
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After more than 20 years of service, Maria Mora, Chair of the Board at Posada del Sol Senior Community, is retiring. Colleen Hernandez will take on leadership of the Board in her place. She brings 30 years of experience in the affordable housing industry, having been a board member and Audit Chair of the Tenth
-> Continue reading Colleen Hernandez Joins Posada del Sol Board