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Delivering Innovative Solutions
for Today’s Housing Challenges

Innovation Center

Development Advisory Committee

Kim Wilson Housing, Inc. created a Development Advisory Committee (DAC) to:
  • Vet new properties and assets for financial viability and risk assessment.
  • Vet program ideas and strategic partnerships.
  • Research and explore investment and sustainability models for non-profits.  
  • Innovate and educate by serving as a “think tank” for growth/expansion opportunities for Kim Wilson Housing and its partners.
Current members of the DAC include:
Heather Bradley-Geary, Vecino Group
Commissioner Melissa Bynum, Unified Government of WyCo/Shepherd's Center KC
Elnora Jefferson, Historic Northeast Midtown Association, Inc.
John H. Johntz, Monarch Real Properties, LLC
Jana Loflin, Kim Wilson Housing, Inc.
Christy McMurphy, Kim Wilson Housing, Inc.
Rosemary Podrebarac, Self Employed, Attorney
Chuck Schlittler, Downtown Shareholders
Paul Victor, RE/Max
Matt Watkins, Reece Commercial Real Estate
Brett Williams, 3n1, Inc.
Melissa Zink-Martin, Kim Wilson Housing, Inc.


1400 Diplomas and Impact Wednesdays

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) reported that there were 1,400 homeless youth identified in USD 500 public schools during 2014-2015 school year. Mayor Mark Holland and KCKPS Superintendent Dr. Cynthia Lane jointly issued a call to action for social service and affordable housing providers to break the cycle of homelessness through collaborative partnerships focused on student attendance, affordable housing and graduation.  

Kim Wilson Housing answered the call by partnering with KCKPS and several other social service providers to participate in Impact Wednesdays, a mobilization of emergency assistance providers who offer their services to households served by the the KCKPS McKinney-Vento Program every Wednesday during the school year.

KCKPS produced a fact sheet on the number of children who are considered homeless according to HUD's McKinney-Vento program.

Learn More

For more information, contact Christy McMurphy, executive director at KWH at