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Testimonial: CSBG resources assist Community Action, Inc. family in need

“In June of 2020, while Community Action was still operating the pop-up Community Care Station in response to COVID, we met ‘Sally’ and her two children when they used the drive-up windows.  They were escaping a domestic violence situation and looking for a means to pay their first few months of rent.  While they were …

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Kansas Housing awards nearly $134,000 in poverty reduction services, resources

Eight nonprofit community organizations across the state received a combined $133,968 to help low-income Kansans achieve stability and access economic opportunities. The awards, provided through federal Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) discretionary funding, will support initiatives ranging from contactless grocery delivery in a food desert in Leavenworth County, to professional development services for survivors of …

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HUD Announces $5 Billion to Increase Affordable Housing to Address Homelessness

The recently passed $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan includes $5 billion allocated through the Home Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) formula to help communities create housing and services for people who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness. Eligible activities will include rental assistance, supportive services, development of affordable housing, and acquisition or development of non-congregate …

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Kansas to receive additional Housing Trust Fund (HTF) resources to spur affordable housing development

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) last week announced nearly $700 million in nationwide funding to support affordable housing for extremely low- and very low-income households. Kansas expects to receive $4,207.374, of which $3,786,636 will be available for rental housing development through the Housing Trust Fund (HTF), a federal initiative designed to …

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Governor Laura Kelly Announces Statewide Rental, Utility Assistance for Kansans Affected by COVID-19

Governor Laura Kelly and Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) this week announced the launch of the Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) program to provide rent, utility, and internet assistance to individuals and families financially impacted by COVID-19. “Keeping Kansans in their homes and businesses – and ensuring they have access to the high-speed internet needed …

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Kansas Housing awards $6.1 million to prevent homelessness, provide housing stability

Kansas communities will receive a funding boost to provide emergency housing services for citizens in need. The funds, made available through the federal Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program, will be awarded to local communities and nonprofit organizations to support Kansans experiencing or at risk of homelessness. City of Lawrence officials used ESG funding to establish …

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Housing leaders announce $200 million in statewide rental assistance

Kansans struggling to cover rent and utility payments due to COVID may qualify for up to 12 months of emergency assistance thanks to new federal relief aid. The initiative, funded through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental  Appropriations Act of 2021, provides the state of Kansas with  $200 million to support housing stability and prevent evictions and homelessness. Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) and the City of Wichita will …

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Kansas Housing, Kansas Gas Service partner to provide expanded weatherization services

Customers of Kansas Gas Service, a division of ONE Gas Inc., may qualify for up to $5000 in weatherization-related home repair assistance thanks to a new partnership between the energy company and Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC), the state’s housing finance agency. The funding, made possible through an $80,000 grant from the ONE Gas Foundation, …

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Kansas Housing provides $1.8 million in rent, utility assistance

Kansans struggling to cover rent and utility bills may qualify for assistance, thanks to funds awarded by Kansas Housing. The funding, made possible through the state’s Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA) program and funded through the federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME), helps income-eligible households afford rental subsidies, utility deposits, and security deposits. Assistance is …

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Kansas Housing awards nearly $2 million for rural housing development

Nine Kansas communities will receive a combined total of almost $2 million to develop affordable housing for moderate-income families. The funding, made possible through the state of Kansas’ Moderate Income Housing (MIH) program, provides grants or loans to develop housing and support homeownership programs in cities or counties with populations of less than 60,000. Combined …

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Income Guidelines

Household Size Maximum Income for Weatherization (200% of FPL)
1  $   25,760
2  $  34,840
3  $  43,920
4  $   53,000
5  $  62,080
6  $  71,160
7  $  80,240
8  $  89,320
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