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KHRC Awards Rental Assistance Grants to Ten Agencies

$1.1 Million Available to Help Kansas Families Secure
Safe, Affordable Housing
   

Topeka - Ten non-profits and public housing authorities statewide will receive approximately $1.1 million in Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) to help Kansas families obtain safe, affordable housing of their choice. Funded through the federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and administered by Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC), TBRA helps income-eligible households afford rental subsidies, utility deposits and security deposits.

"A home provides a sense of safety and security, enriching the resident's quality of life and creating strong neighborhoods where Kansas families can grow and share," said Carolyn Rebek, TBRA Program Manager. "This program assists families including those who would otherwise be at risk of homelessness."

Providing up to two years of rental subsidy assistance, the funds help income-eligible households obtain affordable rental housing in their communities. Rental assistance is based on the eligible tenant's selection of a unit from all available rental units in the community that fall within rent guidelines and pass Housing Quality Inspection Standards. Households served may include households meeting agency preferences such as single parents, victims of domestic violence, senior citizens and persons with disabilities. Households generally pay no more than 30 percent of their income for rent. Security and utility deposit assistance may also be available.

Awarded annually, TBRA grants are based on a community's housing needs, the number of households estimated to be served and the organization's experience in administering TBRA funding.  Public housing authorities and non-profit organizations may apply for grants of up to $300,000.

HOME TBRA differs from other types of HOME rental housing activities in two key ways:

  • TBRA programs utilize HOME funds to help individual households rather than subsidizing new affordable rental projects.
  • TBRA assistance varies based on the size and income of the household, and the rent standard.

The recipients of 2011 TBRA awards* are as follows:

GRANTEE

AWARD

CITIES/COUNTIES SERVED

Bert Nash

$100,000

City of Lawrence and Douglas County

Rental Assistance, Security and Utility Deposits

                 

Charlotte Knoche:  785-842-8110

Breakthrough Club

$97,176

City of Wichita and Sedgwick County

Rental Assistance

 

Jill Quigley:  316-262-3160 X 125

Independence Housing Authority

$150,000

City of Independence

Rental Assistance

 

April Nutt:  620-332-2536


Manhattan Housing Authority

$90,000


City of Manhattan and  

Pottawatomie County

Rental Assistance, Security and Utility Deposits

 

Shauna Blankenship: 785-776-8588 

Northeast Kansas Community Action Program, Inc.

$75,000

Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Jackson, Jefferson, Nemaha and
Marshall Counties

Rental Assistance, Security and Utility Deposits

 

Kristy Morey:  785-740-4002

Northwest Kansas Planning and Development

                                   $100,000

Cheyenne, Rawlins, Decatur, Norton, Phillips, Smith, Sherman, Thomas, Sheridan, Graham, Rooks, Osborne, Wallace, Logan, Gove, Trego, Ellis and Russell Counties

Rental Assistance, Security and Utility Deposits

 

Loyce Schamberger:  785-421-2151

Prairie View Inc. 

$70,000

Harvey, Marion and McPherson Counties

Rental Assistance

 

Brad Schmidt: 316-284-6439  

Southeast Kansas Community Action Program

$275,000

Allen, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Crawford, Elk, Labette, Linn, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson and Woodson Counties

Rental Assistance, Security and Utility Deposits

 

Craig Chronister:  620-724-8204 X 1004

Southwest Guidance Center

$100,000

Meade, Haskell, Seward and
Stevens Counties

Rental Assistance and Security Deposits

 

Barbara Correll:  620-624-0280 X 23

Wyandot Center for Behavioral Health    Care

$65,000

Kansas City, Kansas
in Wyandotte County

Rental Assistance and Security Deposits

 

Jana Loflin:  913-233-3315

* Grant awards will begin November 1, 2011.
 

Kansas Housing Resources Corporation is a public corporation that finances and develops affordable housing opportunities for low and moderate-income residents throughout Kansas. We serve as the primary administrator of federal housing programs on behalf of the State of Kansas. For more information about KHRC'S Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program, please contact Carolyn Rebek at 785-296-0090 or visit our website at  www.kshousingcorp.org.  

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