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KETCH receives Ad Astra Award

09/24/2010

KETCH awarded Ad Astra Award by Kansas Housing Conference

The Kansas Elks Training Center for the Handicapped (KETCH) was
awarded an Ad Astra Award for Special Achievement in Affordable Housing Development
by the Kansas Housing Conference. They received the award for their housing development,
Richmond Place. The 20-unit development provides nice, accessible studio
apartments for individuals with developmental disabilities.

“KETCH is very grateful to all of our partners in the development of Richmond
Place,” said KETCH’s CEO/President Ron Pasmore.
The Ad Astra Awards honor those who “demonstrate outstanding excellence in
developing affordable housing, shaping housing policy and creating innovative housing
solutions to the daily needs of low and moderate-income Kansans.”
The acceptance ceremony was held on Sept. 9, 2010 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel.
Pasmore accepted the award on behalf of the organization. Developer/Contractor Mark
Cox, of Vintage Construction, and Midwest Housing Equity Group, who served as the
syndicator, also accepted the award.

“Housing developments like Richmond Place are designed to serve the poorest
of the poor and those least able to help themselves, but when you attend a ribbon cutting
ceremony you see KETCH clients look like the happiest people on Earth,” said Cox.

“Thanks to Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) and our other partners, we
have a second development with KETCH currently under construction and a third set to
start soon.”

Aside from Richmond Place, KETCH provides housing in 21 single-family homes
and two apartment buildings.

Continuing to be a leader in the rehabilitation industry, KETCH has provided services
to more than 35,000 people with developmental disabilities.

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