Prairie Plains Apartments
At the time Prairie Plains was put up for sale in 2001, the development represented three-quarters of the affordable subsidized rental housing in Lamar, which is located on Interstate 71, the north-south route from southwestern Missouri to Kansas City. POAH's $22 million purchase of a portfolio shortly after its founding saved 915 affordable homes for seniors and low-income families in a dozen Missouri locations including the 50 at Prairie Plains.
The site includes five one-story buildings with 20 units for low-income seniors, and five two-story townhouse-style structures with 30 family-sized apartments. A community building with meeting space, the management office and laundry facilities rounds out the seven acre site.
A project-based Section 8 contract ensures that current and future Income-qualified Prairie Plains residents pay only 30% of their household income for rent.
- Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC)
- US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
- Fairway Construction Co
- Wallace Architects, LLC