Thula B. is a leasing company in Kansas City, KS providing affordable housing options.
Birthed through a journey to find her family and to better understand who she was. The owner, Sheyvette Dinkens completed a DNA test that landed her in the small town of Wellington, TX.
A random connection with a local, educator in Wellington produced a wealth of information about her maternal family members.
Thula B. Wilson, a community member, refuge, mid-wife, and well loved by the Wellington community was the great-great-grandmother to Dinkens. Unfortunately, Thula B. passed in 1991, unknown to Dinkens.
In April 2022, Dinkens decided it was time to honor her beloved great-great-grandmother by answering a community need through affordable housing as she had once experienced a need during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The National Low Income Housing Coalition reports Kansas is estimated to be short by more than 50,000 homes, as of July 2022.
The median household income in Wyandotte County is $48,093 with the Fair Market Rent being $879 for a two-bedroom. Poverty in Wyandotte County is 25% higher than the in rate in the United States.