Rural Housing Incentive Districts (RHID)

The Rural Housing Incentive Districts (RHID) is a program designed to aid developers to build housing within communities by assisting in the financing of public improvements. RHID captures 100% of the incremental increase in real property taxes created by a housing development project for up to 15 years. In order to take advantage of the incentive, property must be within a redevelopment district. Districts are defined by the City or County and must be based on the Housing Needs Analysis. RHID is authorized for any city in Kansas with a population less than 40,000 in a county with a population of less than 60,000 or for any county with a population of less than 40,000.

Permitted uses of incentive include:

  • Payment of relocation assistance
  • Site preparation
  • Sanitary and storm sewers and lift stations
  • Drainage conduits, channels, and levees
  • Street grading, paving, curbs, and gutters
  • Street lighting
  • Underground public and limited private utilities
  • Sidewalks
  • Water mains and extensions

May NOT be used for buildings or structures to be owned or leased to any developer.

A cost benefit analysis, public hearing, and contract between the developer and governing bodies is required in each application.

For more information download a presentation by Gilmore & Bell.