A groundbreaking event took place Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the intersecetion of Dexter and 77th St in Valley Center, Kansas.
This event kicked off the construction phase for Fieldcrest, a 40-unit low income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) project.  Fieldcrest will be comprised of 10 four-plex apartment buildings and a clubhouse facility. The 40 units break down into 24 one bedroom units and 16 two bedroom units.  Each unit will include all appliances including a washer and dryer, dishwasher as well as a safe room.

In attendence for the groundbreaking event included: President and CEO of Mennonite Housing, Byron Adrian; Lauie Dove, Valley Center Mayor; Fred Bentley, Kansas Housing Resources Corporation Housing Development Director, and  Barry McMurphy-Kansas Housing Resources Corporation Housing Development Manager.

The LIHTC program is a public-private partnership that has been successfully utilized for over 30 years for the development of affordable rental housing. This project will provide additional affordable rental housing for seniors (age 55 and older) in the Valley Center community.  Funding is provided through the use of Low-Income Housing Tax Credits, a crucial tool for the production of affordable rental housing throughout the nation.

Fieldcrest Ground Breaking December 17, 2019