The Great Bend Housing Authority (GBHA) provides affordable housing through two different programs. The first program is a Section 8 project-based low-income housing program providing affordable housing at the High Rise, located at 1101 Kansas Avenue in downtown Great Bend. The second program is the Section 8 tenant-based housing assistance program for low-income individuals to apply for assistance for privately owned housing with other landlords in the Great Bend community. Both programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). GBHA is operated by a team of friendly professionals who work full-time at the High Rise in downtown Great Bend. The staff is overseen by a volunteer Board of Commissioners, who are appointed by the Mayor and City Council for the City of Great Bend.
MEET THE STAFF
Lynn Fleming, Executive Director
Overall direction of the Housing Authority & operation of the Public Housing High Rise Section 8 project-based program.
Gina Benker, Housing Program Specialist
Section 8 tenant-based program administration.
Brandon Curtice, Maintenance Manager
Oversees High Rise maintenance and groundskeeping.
Sarah Pettijohn, Housekeeping
Cleaning and maintenance for the High Rise.
Jim Carnes, Security Officer
On-site security for the High Rise facility.
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS
Board Vice Chair
Board of Commissioners volunteers are appointed by the Mayor and City Council for the City of Great Bend. Anyone interested in serving on Board of Commissioners should download an application from the City's website and follow the instructions listed there for submitting the application directly to the City.