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Greensburg Residential Financing and Reconstruction Resources

A broad range of groups and organizations are working together in Greensburg to support the residential reconstruction process. These groups include:

USDA Rural Development
USDA Rural Development’s mission is to deliver programs that support increasing economic opportunities and enhancing the quality of life for rural Americans. As a venture capital entity, USDA Rural Development provides equity and technical assistance to finance and foster growth in homeownership, business development, and critical community and technology infrastructure in rural America. 785-271-2700.

Kansas Housing Resources Corporation
Kansas Housing Resource Corporation enhances Kansas communities with housing opportunities using a variety of strategies and approaches including support for reconstruction efforts, increasing homeownership opportunities through first-time homebuyer and new construction programs, promoting energy efficiency improvementsfor owner-occupied and rental housing and providing affordable housing through rent assistance to low-income families and senior citizens. Catherine Couch, 785-296-0081, ccouch@kshousingcorp.org.

Greensburg Greentown
Greensburg GreenTown is a nonprofit organization established to provide the residents of Greensburg, Kansas with the resources, information and support they need to rebuild Greensburg as a model green community following the May 2007 tornado. Daniel Wallach, 620-549-3752, info@greensburggreentown.org.

DOE/NREL/BSC/IBACOS Technical Support
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Department of Energy (DOE) are providing assistance on practical and simple approaches to increase energy efficiency in new homes. Building Science Corporation (BSC) and IBACOS–teams from the DOE’s Building America Research Program–are working with homeowners and builders in Greensburg by providing resources, builder workshops, onsite technical assistance, and a demonstration house incentive program. For more information, contact Duncan Prahl or John Holden of IBACOS at 620-210-0281.

Home Energy Ratings and Performance Evaluations
The US Department of Energy and the Kansas State Energy Office have provided funding for home energy ratings and performance evaluations for Greensburg and surrounding areas. Brian Wendland is the local rater and he is now available to provide free home energy ratings, review home plans, provide air tightness testing, and provide design recommendations. Contact Brian Wendland at the Greentown Resource Office, or at 620-549-3752. Other Home Energy Raters are also available to perform free ratings. For a complete list of raters serving Greensburg, contact Russ Rudy at Kansas State Energy Office, 785-271-3241.


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