Johnson County’s housing needs – 4 takeaways from a new statewide survey

Results of a Kansas statewide housing survey found Johnson County is struggling to keep up with housing needs. The full results of the housing needs assessment is set to be released sometime before February of next year. Before that, however, researchers are touring the state holding public presentations on regional findings. File image.

Kansas’ first statewide housing survey in three decades concludes that Johnson County, like much of the rest of the state, is faltering when it comes to fulfilling residents’ housing needs.

The survey was conducted by the Office of Rural Prosperity, a division of the Department of Commerce, and the nonprofit Kansas Housing Resource Corporation, which administers federal housing programs in the state.