Quinton Lucas
Mayor | Kansas City, MO

ARP: Kansas City MO, Homelessness and Affordable Housing Solutions for Vulnerable Residents

Idea Category: Equity & Opportunity, Housing | Funding Source: American Rescue Plan

Mayor Quinton Lucas, with the support of the City Council, allocated more than $15 million from the American Rescue Plan to address the dual issues of homelessness and affordable housing. An additional $12.5 million has been set aside for the City’s Housing Trust Fund to provide affordable housing, paying special attention to special needs housing for families, seniors, and vulnerable residents. According to the mayor’s office, the ARP funding represents half of the city’s $25 million investment in the Housing Trust Fund, which will help the city serve hundreds of residents.


Having already set aside $12.5 million in the city’s Housing Trust Fund, Mayor Quinton Lucas introduced an ordinance in July that appropriated the first $8 million in funding to support more than 450 affordable homes. Fourteen projects were selected to receive funding, including rehabilitation projects that will provide units specifically for seniors and people with disabilities. Lucas helped establish the Housing Trust Fund while serving on the City Council and, as Mayor, has overseen the first significant investments in the program that will serve as a long-term dedicated funding source moving forward.

More Idea’s From Quinton Lucas

ARPA Case Study: Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas’ Affordable Housing Trust Fund Funds New Construction

Idea Category: American Rescue Plan Act, Funding, Housing | Funding Source: ARP

Kansas City Initiative to Appoint more Women to Boards and Commissions 

Idea Category: Equity & Opportunity | Funding Source: ARP

Tax Incentive Reform

Idea Category: Jobs and Entrepreneurship, Smart Government | Funding Source: ARP