Christy McMurphy has 29 years of experience advocating for and overseeing the expansion of safe, decent, and affordable housing for youth, families, and single adults. She currently is the executive director of the Kansas Statewide Homeless Coalition, which is the collaborative applicant for Balance of State Continuum of Care serving 101 Kansas mostly rural counties. McMurphy previously was the executive director for Kim Wilson Housing (KWH), an affordable housing provider in Kansas City, Kansas. Before KWH, Ms. McMurphy served as the housing and homeless specialist for Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. She served on the Shawnee County Homeless Coalition, the Greater Kansas City Coalition to End Homelessness Board of Directors, Kansas Homeless Coalition Board of Directors and is and a member of the governor’s Behavioral Health Services Planning Council’s Subcommittee on Housing and Homelessness. McMurphy lives in Lawrence.
Thursday afternoon, I sat through the House Committee on Welfare Reform’s hearing on HB 2430. I can say that this bill would be a disaster for Kansans. HB 2430 will ban camping on local lands as well as state land. If enforced, violators could be charged with a class C misdemeanor with potential fines and […]