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A year and a half after Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) launched, the program has closed. More than $290 million provided relief for more than 82,000 Kansans and more than 11,000 housing and service providers, preventing evictions and providing vital services to more than 32,000 households.

The KERA program is now closed. The KERA application portal is now closed and is no longer accessible to applicants.

Unfortunately, there was not sufficient funding to accommodate all applications. Any further communications with applicants will be sent via email.

 We realize that the closing of the KERA program may bring stress and uncertainty, as well as more questions for applicants. For a list of additional housing resources and answers to further questions, please refer to our KERA closure FAQs.

The Need

Home has never been more important. Our homes have always provided shelter, but in the midst of the COVID pandemic, home has also become our virtual classroom, workplace, marketplace, and gathering space.

While moratoriums have provided tenants with protection from eviction and temporary assistance has helped some tenants cover rent payments, the bills continue to accrue each month, leaving families unsure how they will pay arrears, and leaving landlords without income. 


Audience Served

KERA serves Kansans, including those residing in the city of Wichita, who have had difficulty paying or collecting rent, utility, or internet payments during the COVID pandemic.

Funding Source

The Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) program is funded through the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021. Governor Kelly designated Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) to serve as the administrator of the majority of these funds through the KERA program.

Program Description

The Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) program provides rent and utility assistance to households that have experienced financial hardships during the COVID pandemic. Landlords and tenants apply via a joint online process. If the application is approved, the landlord or service provider receives funds directly from KERA and applies KERA funds to the applicant’s account. Approved applicants are eligible for up to 18 months of assistance.



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KERA Metrics by County

View KERA statistics for each of the 105 Kansas counties. 

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Tenant rents their home.
  • Tenant’s 2020 or 2021 household income did not exceed 80 percent of their area’s median income.
  • At least one member of the tenant household has experienced financial hardship during the COVID pandemic. Hardship may include loss of employment, reduction in household income, or significant expenses (medical bills, personal protective equipment, child care costs, equipment or internet costs to enable online work/schooling, etc.).
  • At least one member of the tenant household is uncertain where they will stay or may become homeless without housing assistance.
  • Applicant can provide valid proof of identification.

Applicants must not have received assistance from other sources for the same costs and time period for which they are requesting KERA assistance. 

Application Process

  1. Landlord and tenant jointly complete separate online certification.
  2. Landlord and tenant are notified when application is processed.
  3. If approved, landlord and/or service provider(s) receive funds directly from KHRC.
  4. Landlord and/or service providers(s) applies assistance to tenant account.

What does assistance cover?

  • Up to 18 months of current and past due household rent.
  • Up to three months of prospective household rent at a time, even if the household does not have rental arrears.
  • Past due residential utility or home energy expenses for tenants (electric, gas, water, sewer, and trash services), even if the household does not have rental arrears.
  • Past due or prospective internet expenses for tenants, paid in one lump sum of $900, provided the tenant household is also eligible to receive assistance for past-due rental or utility bills.
  • Additional fees associated with past-due rent or utility bills may be covered, including: reasonable late fees, rental security deposits, application or screening fees, pet fees, utility fees, parking fees, garage fees, and/or legal fees.

Note: All expenses must have been billed or charged April 1, 2020 or later 

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This project is being  supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number ERA0032 awarded to Kansas Housing Resources Corporation by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

Allyson and children

I’m a single mom and a social worker. My kids and I have lived in our Topeka apartment for several years, and we absolutely love our home. It’s not just the apartment itself we love, it’s also the neighbors and community that have come to feel more like family.

Due to hardships both personal and COVID-related, I recently lost my job. All of a sudden, one of my biggest fears was staring me in the face. I was about to lose the stability and security my kids depend on to thrive. I felt like a failure with no family or safety net to fall back on.

I’ve dedicated my life to working in the human services field and helping those in need daily. But I had become one of those in need. After fretting and obsessing for weeks, my amazing landlord called me with information about this program that could help with rent. No way will I qualify, no way will they be able to cover all that I need, this just sounds too good to be true, I thought to myself as I hopelessly completed the application.

A few days later, I got a call from the KERA customer service team. Ashamed and embarrassed, I answered the call and began explaining my situation. To my surprise, the woman on the other end of the line was not judgmental or cold at all. In fact, she was the complete opposite! She had this warmth and kindness in her voice that I will never forget. She told me it would be okay and that she would do her best to get me approved.

For the first time in almost a month, I sat down…and took a breath. I wanted to reach through the phone and hug this woman! I wasn’t just some case number on a form, I was a human being. Just then the shame I felt started to melt away. But more importantly, the fear started to melt away. For the first time, I felt hopeful. A few months later, KERA fully paid my past-due rent.

Of course, the panic started to set in again when I still hadn’t found employment and thought KERA had covered my final month of rent at that point. What am I going to do now? I’m so close, yet so far away. I still lead a busy volunteer schedule, coaching Sunflower Soccer and flag football, serving as PTA treasurer and room parent at the elementary school, and running the district’s fall fundraiser. I kept getting up, day after day, helping those I could, while panicking on the inside about how I was going to help myself.

When I received an email about reapplying for an additional three months of KERA assistance, I felt a hope I couldn’t put into words.

Suddenly, I had a vision of my family succeeding again. The KERA program gave my kids their home back. it gave this exhausted, ashamed, feeling-like-a-failure, mom her life back. You gave us a chance to get back on our feet. This is how a community thrives — not by kicking each other when we’re down, but supporting those is need and believing in them when they forget how to believe in themselves.

God bless you KERA staff! You all are angels!

Forever grateful,
Allyson, Jaydyn, Jenna, Brielle and Kalem








Editor’s Note: Once an applicant’s KERA dashboard status reads “Payment Sent,” the household is eligible to recertify for an additional three months of prospective rental assistance at a time, for a total of 15 months. Applicants will receive email reminders to reapply after payments are sent with the these instructions to complete the process.


As we wrap up the holidays and tie a bow on 2021, we at KHRC celebrate the nearly $80 million in KERA funds that provided the gift of home to 33,951 residents of 13,000 Kansas households this year.

Eligible KERA applicants that became homeless after applying have also found temporary and permanent housing solutions through KHRC’s Bridge to Housing Stability (BHS) initiative. BHS organizations across the state have been given $7.3 million in KERA funds to provide hotel and motel vouchers, case management, and rapid rehousing solutions to these households. Thanks to BHS, one family was able to receive the gift of home right before Christmas.

When her 18-year-old daughter was diagnosed with COVID and later contracted a muscle disease that racked up outrageous hospital bills, a single mother in the Manhattan area applied for Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) funding to help with rent. While awaiting KERA funding, the family found temporary housing through a social service agency to cope with the financial hardship.

On December 14, 2021, the family ran out of funds to continue living at their extended-stay hotel. After looking into the status of their KERA application, the family discovered their application had been closed due to login issues and an address change.

That day, the family’s social service agency reached out to a case manager at The Manhattan Housing Authority (MHA), one of KERA’s Bridge to Housing Stability partners, for further assistance. MHA contacted the KERA team to help the family finish their KERA application, and noted the family was experiencing homelessness. The KERA team then reopened the application, corrected it, and submitted it for review. By the end of the day, MHA was able to use to use BHS funds to secure the family in a new two-bedroom home with all bills paid until KERA funds became available.

This story represents just one family that’s been helped this year. We can’t wait to help thousands more in 2022! KHRC wishes you a happy new year!



The Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) program has now provided more than $66.7 million to help 11,441 Kanas households avoid eviction and keep their utilities on as we approach the holiday season. The massive disbursement has been aided in part by the US Treasury’s recently loosened guidelines. Applicants can now self-attest to their 2020 household income, COVID hardship, and housing instability if documentation isn’t readily available. This change has increased efficiency in application processing, allowing larger bulk payments to be made to households quicker.

KERA serves households with the highest needs first, in accordance with federal prioritization guidelines. In cases where tenants face imminent eviction from their homes, the KERA team has been able to prioritize emergency funding, halting more than 350 active evictions.

Nyrica Hall of Topeka is one applicant spared from homelessness through KERA. After a string of layoffs during the pandemic, Hall had racked up a massive credit card debt, leaving her without means to continue paying rent. Hall’s landlord explained they needed to jointly apply for KERA. While awaiting funding, Hall received a 3-Day Notice to Quit, and panicked without additional funds or family in the area to help her out.

Hall called KERA customer service line to report her 3-day notice, and explained that her internet bill had become past-due in the meantime. She got a call back later that day from the customer service manager. “I literally cried when he called me to say my funding had been approved and told me a $600 credit would be applied to my internet provider,” Hall said. Because of her prioritization score, Hall’s funding was scheduled for an emergency payment that day, and she was able to stay in her apartment.

“KERA definitely helped me move forward in my life in a positive way,” said Hall. With stable housing and a reliable internet connection, Hall was able to find a new job. When new expenses arose, such as a broken-down car, she was able to afford to get it fixed and keep driving to work.

Hall continues to spread the word to others in need of assistance. She wants those in need to know that “The KERA program is a resource designed to keep households from becoming homeless. It’s helping people find a way out of the pandemic and one of the worst financial hardships we’ve experienced in years.”

Federal guidelines require KERA applications to be processed in order of need, through a prioritization scoring system. This means applications with the highest need are processed first, based on the following factors:

  • Level of income (lower the income tier, higher the priority)
  • Income to amount requested ratio
  • Days unemployed
  • Number of household members unemployed
  • Number of months delinquent
  • Eviction status
  • Disconnection of utilities status
  • Date application was submitted

If applicants receive a court summons or eviction notice while awaiting funding, we encourage them to upload this documentation and send an email to: kera@kshousingcorp.org.

KERA in the News

Pandemic aid saved millions of Americans from eviction and the data proves it – June 12, 2023

Demand for rent assistance isn’t going anywhere, but Douglas County housing agencies are trying to offer other forms of help – Lawrence Journal-World- Feb. 16, 2023

Kansas Encourages Rural Housing With Massive Influx of Funds – Flatland KC – Feb. 2, 2023

Statewide emergency rental assistance program, which distributed almost $20 million in relief in Douglas County, comes to an end – Lawrence Journal-World – Feb. 1, 2023

Kansans urged to apply for additional assistance as KERA closes – WIBW – Feb. 1, 2023 

After awarding $290 million, Kansas assistance program ends – KOAM – Feb. 1, 2023 


Douglas County’s Housing Stabilization Collaborative to switch rent and utility assistance distribution to lottery system – Lawrence Journal-World – Jan. 25, 2023

Housing issues, Medicaid expansion are among top priorities for Lawrence’s Statehouse delegation as legislative session nears – Lawrence Journal-World, Jan. 6, 2023

Douglas County will see steep drop in rent and utility assistance funding as statewide program ends – Lawrence Journal-World – Nov. 23, 2022

Hutchinson contracts with collection agency for utility bills, increasing costs for debtors – The Hutchinson News – Nov. 4, 2022 

Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) Program Closes – Kansas Office of Recovery – Oct. 21, 2022

Resources available with WERAP, KERA ending – KAKE – Oct. 19, 2022

As Kansas winds down COVID-era housing aid, advocates worry about impact – The Topeka Capital-Journal – Oct. 18, 2022 

BPU makes minor change to cold weather rule – Wyandotte Daily – Oct. 17, 2022

Kansas emergency rental assistance program coming to a close – High Plains Public Radio – Oct. 13, 2022 

Kansas emergency rental assistance program coming to a close – KMUW – Oct. 12, 2022 


Kansas emergency rental program enters hold phase as funds dwindle – WIBW – Oct. 12, 2022 

Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance awards more than $250 million to Kansans in need – Dodge City Daily Globe – Oct. 11, 2022


KERA to close soon with $250 million used to help pay Kansans’ rent – WIBW – Oct. 9, 2022

COVID Rental Assistance Program Ends in Wichita – 101.3 KFDI – Oct. 8, 2022

City of Wichita ends emergency rental assistance program – MSN – Oct. 7, 2022

City of Wichita ends emergency rental assistance program – KWCH – Oct. 7, 2022

Wichita’s emergency rental assistance program ends after federal funds run out – KAKE News – Oct. 6, 2022

Lawrence City Commission to consider utility rate increases and weigh options to expand assistance programs – The Lawrence Times – Sept. 19, 2022

$1M in ARPA funding will help Housing Stabilization Collaborative to continue providing rent and utility assistance – Lawrence Journal-World – Sept. 9, 2022

Newstalk: Recovery Connect – KWCH 12 – Aug. 22, 2022

Lawrence residents’ average monthly water and waste bills could hit $145 in 2025 – The Lawrence Times – Aug. 6, 202 

 Rosalia to Be Among the First in the Nation to Get up to 2 Gbps Fiber Internet – Butler County Times Gazette – July 1, 2022

Your Daily Planner: Thursday, May 19 – Shawnee Mission Post – May 19, 2022

Emergency rental assistance still available; guidelines changed to help more Kansans at risk for eviction – The Lawrence Ks. Times – Apr. 6, 2022

KS – Emergency Rental Assistance remains available More than $125 million in rental, utility assistance awarded – Clay Center Dispatch – Mar. 31, 2022

Rent Assistance Still Available for Tenants Struggling Because of the Pandemic – KFDI – Mar. 26, 2022 

Utility, rent and mortgage assistance available – Johnson County News – Mar. 26, 2022

Emergency Rental Assistance Still Available for Kansans – Ks Office of Recovery Newsletter – Mar. 25, 2022 

Rental Assistance Still Available – WIBW – Mar. 23, 2022 

Kansans claim $125M in rental assistance, funds still available – KSNT – Mar. 21, 2022

New Round of Funding to Help with Rent and Utilities – Kansas Legal Services – Mar. 9, 2022

Forward Ever: Ryan Vincent, Kansas Housing Corp. – Hays Post – Feb. 8, 2022

Forward Ever: KHRC Emergency Rental Assistance Program Executive Director… – Eagle Communications – Feb. 7, 2022

Give Back Friday: Ryan Vincent, KS Housing Corp – 90.9 The Bridge – Jan. 21, 2022

Many Feel the Chill of Mounting Utility Bills – Flatland – Jan. 20, 2022

How Kansans can get help with rent, utilities during pandemic, millions still available – Fox 4 KC – Jan. 12, 2022

How Kansans can get help with rent, utilities during pandemic, millions still available – KSNT – Jan. 11, 2022

JoCo on the Go Podcast: Helping resources – Johnson County Kansas – Jan. 5, 2022

Fraudulent applications tick up in eviction relief program. – The Topeka Capital-Journal – Dec. 21, 2021

Kansas Officials work to speed distribution of eviction aid – AP News – Dec. 19, 2021

KASB Live Podcast – KASB – Dec. 6, 2021

Nearly 100 receiving emergency rental aid – Emporia Gazette – Dec. 6, 2021

Manhattan Housing Authority launching new ‘Bridge to Housing Stability’ program – KSNT – Nov. 15, 2021

Bridge to Housing Stability Program Launching in Riley and Geary Counties – KQAM Wichita Talk Radio – Nov. 12, 2021

Manhattan Housing Authority launches housing stability program – Little Apple Post – Nov. 12, 2021

New program means to house those who may be homeless due to COVID-19 in Geary, Riley counties – WIBW – Nov. 11, 2021

Operation Victory Wellness, Food and Farm Council, Manhattan Housing Authority – KMAN In-Focus Radio – Nov. 11, 2021

Kansas Rental Assistance Program Provided $52 Million to Tenants at Risk of Eviction – KFDI – Oct.31, 2021

Dozens receiving emergency rental aid – Emporia Gazette – Oct. 31, 2021

Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance Awards Nearly $52 Million to Protect Tenants at Risk of Eviction – NCSHA.org – Oct. 29, 2021

City of Lawrence residents now owe nearly $1.8M in back utility bills; new city and state programs to help provide assistance – Lawrence Journal-World – Oct. 26, 2021

Delinquent tax sale postponed to April – Wyandotte Daily – Oct. 26, 2021

Rental Assistance Continues in Kansas – WIBW News Now – Oct. 25, 2021

Nearly $52 million provided to Kansans to help prevent eviction, utility shutoff – WIBW – Oct. 22, 2021

Program Helps Stave off Evictions – KSAL – Oct. 22, 2021

Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance program awards nearly $52 million to protect tenants at risk of eviction – EIN Newswire – Oct. 22, 2021

Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance Awards $52 Million to Protect Tenants with Eviction Risk – Fort Scott Biz – Oct. 22, 2021

Douglas County leaders receive data on local evictions, discuss ongoing prevention efforts – Lawrence Journal-World – Oct. 14, 2021

Johnson County renters owe nearly $32M in unpaid rent, according to new report – Shawnee Mission Post – Sept. 30, 2021

Dozens facing eviction in Lawrence following end of national moratorium; loosened requirements …  – Sept. 25, 2021

Rental housing program delivers $41.5 million in aid to struggling Kansas households – Sept. 25, 2021

Paying more for housing with eviction moratorium expired – Sept. 23, 2021

Emergency rental aid applications surge as thousands face eviction; Here’s how to apply -Sept. 16, 2021

Rent Backlog Tied to Coronavirus Estimated at $9M for Flint Hills Counties – News Radio KMAN – Sept. 14, 2021

Homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic – Kansas Reflector – Sept. 13, 2021

Homeless advocate: COVID-19 relief insufficeint, eviction surge puts families in peril – Kansas Reflector – Sept. 13, 2021

Manhattan area tenants more than $9 million behind in rent – WIBW – Sept. 8, 2021

Thousands of Kansans face threat of eviciton as pandemic exposes housing crisis – Kansas Reflector – Sept. 6, 2021

Kansas housing issues through the voices of a renter and advocate – Kansas Reflector – Sept. 6, 2021

Who can Wichitans/Kansans turn to now that the eviction moratorium has expired? – KSN – Sept. 2, 2021

In-depth: For those who are homeless or on the brink in KC, slow roll-out of emergency aid matters – KSHB 41 – Kansas City – Aug. 30, 2021

COVID-19 Response and Recovery – Johnson County Kansas – Aug. 28, 2021

Kansas housing resources corporation processing hundreds of applications per week for covid relief funds – KFDI – Aug. 28, 2021

Thousands of Kansans face eviction as federal moratorium ends – Fox 4 KC – Aug. 27, 2021

Kansas agency faces pressure to speed aid, prevent evictions – WIBW – Aug. 27, 2021

Kansas Housing offers statewide rental, utility assistance – Clay Center Dispatch – Aug. 26, 2021

How lawmakers can give 155,000 Kansans housing security–cancel rent – Kansas Reflector – Aug. 20, 2021

Some UG commissioners say they want to make sure help for needy residents is included in UG’s ARPA funding plan – Wyandotte Daily – Aug. 13, 2021

Kansas Housing advocates warn of looming eviction crisis beyond CDC reprieve – Kansas Reflector – Aug. 9, 2021

Forward Ever: KHRC Executive Director Ryan Vincent – Hays Post – Aug. 6, 2021

New program helps prevent eviction – Peabody Gazette-Bulletin – Aug. 5, 2021

As national eviction ban expired, Wichita’s rental aid program picked up the pace – The Wichita Eagle – Aug. 5, 2021

KCK extends utility disconnect moratorium until October to give more time to sign up for help – Fox 4 KC – Aug. 5, 2021

Kansas landlords react to new eviction moratorium – KWCH – Aug. 5, 2021

BPU Board Exends Moratorium on Disconnects – KSHB 41 – Kansas City – Aug. 3, 2021

Renter assistance still available – WIBW News Now – Aug. 3, 2021

The Biden administration wants states and cities to reimpose eviction bans. What will Kansas do? – The Topeka Capital-Journal – Aug. 3, 2021

Will aid be enough to prevent Kansas evictions? – Hays Post – Aug. 2, 2021

State says rental, utility assistance to still be available after eviction moratorium expired – Wyandotte Daily – Aug. 2, 2021

With eviction ban gone, rental help more important than ever – Fox 4 KC – Aug. 2, 2021

Emergency Rental, Utility Assistance Provided – KSAL – Jul. 31, 2021

Assistance Available when eviction moratorium expires – Hays Post – Jul. 30, 2021

Will aid be enough to prevent Kansas evictions? – KSN – Jul. 30, 2021

Millions in rental and utility assistance still available for Kansans as end of eviction moratorium nears – Lawrence Journal-World – Jul. 30, 2021

KHRC expecting increase of rent assistance as eviction moratorium may be ending – KAKE News – Jul. 30, 2021

Thousands of Kansas Renters Face Eviction but Help Is Available – KPR – Jul. 30, 2021

Thousands of Kansas Renters Face Eviction but Help Is Available – Kansas Public Radio – KU – Jul. 29, 2021

Rental, utility assistance available when eviction moratorium expires Saturday – KRSL – Jul. 29, 2021

Rent soaring across the state as affordable housing becomes increasingly scarce – KSN – Jul. 29, 2021

Kansas Citians Face Challenges Paying Off Utility Debt, Putting Them At Risk Of Shutoffs – KCUR – Jul. 27, 2021

BPU extends utility cutoff moratorium until Aug. 4 – Wyandotte Daily – Jul. 22, 2021

BPU officials see some improvement in utility assistance program – Wyandotte Daily – Jul. 7, 2021

Advocates worry about more evictions in Kansas. Meanwhile, a state aid program tries to keep up. – The Topeka Capital-Journal – Jun. 24, 2021

BPU approves one-month moratorium on utility disconnections – Wyandotte Daily – Jun. 23, 2021

BPU to meet Tuesday night – Wyandotte Daily – Jun. 16, 2021

Evictions went on in Kansas despite a ban. Will tenants see a new wave of displacement? – The Wichita Eagle – Jun. 6, 2021

More than $18M still available to help Johnson County residents with rent, utilities – Shawnee Mission Post – Jun. 3, 2021

Kansas lawmakers revoke eviction, foreclosure ban but extend emergency declaration – The Wichita Eagle – May 28, 2021

Kansas lawmakers agree to extend COVID-19 emergency — but end eviction, foreclosure ban – The Topeka Capital-Journal – May 28, 2021

Kansas eviction ban overturned by lawmakers – KAKE News – May 28, 2021

I have to go out and beg’: Residents grapple with utility costs as shutoffs resume – The Pitch – May 21, 2021

Statewide rental, utility assistance for those affected by COVID – Hays Post – May 10, 2021

What help is there for families right now? – Kansas Legal Services – May 7, 2021

Statewide Rental, Utility Assistance For Families Impacted By COVID – KSAL – May 6, 2021

Statewide rental, utility assistance for those affected by COVID – Salina Post – May 6, 2021

Statewide Rental, Utility Assistance for Families Affected By COVID-19 – KSCB News – Apr. 30, 2021

Statewide Rental Assistance Announced – Fort Scott Biz – Apr. 22, 2021

Rental housing industry leaders band together to help #GetTheRentPaid – KSHB 41 – Kansas City – Apr. 21, 2021

Rental assistance possibly on the way in Kansas – KSN News – Apr. 18, 2021

Rental assistance program reopens in Kansas – The Hutchinson News – Apr. 18, 2021

Rent, utility assistance program launches for Kansans in need amid COVID-19 pandemic – The Kansas City Star – Apr. 16, 2021

The Kansas City Star – Apr. 15, 2021

Rent, Utility Assistance During the Pandemic – Fort Scott Biz – Apr. 13, 2021

Pandemic assistance: Governor announces $200M for renters – Salina Post – Apr. 7, 2021

Rent and Utility Assistance Available to Kansans – KFDI – Apr. 7, 2021

Owe back rent? What you can do before the eviction moratorium ends – KOAM-TV – Apr. 6, 2021

Not as many BPU customers signing up for state utility assistance as may be eligible – Wyandotte Daily – Apr. 5, 2021

Essential Needs: Applications now open for the Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) program providing emergency rental, utility, and internet assistance. – Kansas Office of Recovery – Apr. 2, 2021

Not as many BPU customers signing up for state utility assistance as may be eligible – Wyandotte Daily – Apr. 2, 2021

No Increase in Costs for City of Russell Electric Customers – KRSL – Mar. 31, 2021

No Energy Cost Increase Expected in Russell – Hays Post – Mar. 25, 2021

New program in Kansas helps struggling renters during pandemic – KMBC 9 – Mar. 23, 2021

Essential Needs: Applications now open for the Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) program providing emergency rental, utility, and internet assistance. – Kansas Office of Recovery – Mar. 19, 2021

KERA Program begins in Kansas | KSNF/KODE – FourStatesHomepage.com – KSN News – Mar. 19, 2021

Missouri, Kansas renters can apply for relief through Emergency Rental Assistance Program – KSHB 41 – Kansas City – Mar. 19, 2021

New emergency rental assistance program coming in March – KAKE News – Mar. 19, 2021

KERA Program begins in Kansas – KSNF/KODE – Mar. 18, 2021

Kansas Governor Announces $200 Million in Rental Assistance – Kansas Public Radio – KU – Mar. 17, 2021

Kansas Governor Announces $200 Million in Rental Assistance – Kansas Public Radio – KU – Mar. 17, 2021

Kansas launches program to help residents with rent. payments, utility bills – The Neighbor – Mar. 17, 2021

Kansas offers statewide rental, utility assistance to families impacted by COVID-19 – KAKE News – Mar. 17, 2021

Kansas receives $200 million for rental assistance – KAKE News – Mar. 17, 2021

Kansas statewide rental, utility assistance for families affected by COVID-19 – KOAM-TV – Mar. 17, 2021

Kansas to provide $200 million to help pay rents for those in need – Liberal Leader & Times – Mar. 17, 2021

Gov. Kelly: Kansans receiving critical funds for housing, utilities; how you can apply – KSN News – Mar. 16, 2021

Governor explores ways to help with high utility bills; signs bill to provide low-interest loans to municipal utilities – Wyandotte Daily – Mar. 16, 2021


Governor Laura Kelly Announces Kansans are Receiving Critical Funds for Housing, Utilities – KANSAN To KANSAN Newsletter – Mar. 16, 2021

Governor Laura Kelly Announces Statewide Rental, Utility Assistance for Families Affected by COVID-19 – Kansas Office of the Governor – Mar. 16, 2021

Housing leaders in Wichita and Kansas announce $200 million in rental assistance – KSN News – Mar. 16, 2021

Kansans receive critical funds for housing, utilities – WIBW – Mar. 16, 2021

Kansas bolsters COVID-19 rental-assistance program – KSHB 41 – Kansas City – Mar. 16, 2021

Kansas City Board of Public Utilities launches an emergency rent, utility assistance program in Kansas – The Pitch – Mar. 16, 2021

Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance program to provide utility, rent assistance for Kansans – KSHB 41 – Kansas City – Mar. 16, 2021

Kansas Gas Service promotes utility bill assistance programs – WIBW – Mar. 16, 2021

Families affected by COVID could be eligible for statewide rental, utility assistance – WIBW – Mar. 15, 2021

Evictions, shutoffs could resume soon in KC. Here are resources and ways you can help – The Kansas City Star – Mar. 3, 2021

Evergy promotes Emergency Rental Assistance Program – News-Press Now – Feb. 19, 2021

Evergy tells where you can get help with utilities and rent payments – KSNT – Feb. 19, 2021

Evergy to end moratorium on service disconnections Monday – KVOE – Feb. 19, 2021

Community Impact: Eviction Prevention – Kansas Office of Recovery – Feb. 19, 2021

Kansas to provide $200 million to help pay rents for those in need – Liberal Leader & Times – Feb. 19, 2021

Evergy Launches Program To Help Renters Pay Bills – KQ2.com – Feb. 18, 2021

Emergency rental assistance program launches in Kansas – KWCH – Feb. 16, 2021

Electricity cutoffs can resume this week in Kansas City, Kansas – Wyandotte Daily – Feb. 16, 2021

Housing leaders in Wichita and Kansas announce $200 million in rental assistance – KSN News – Feb. 16, 2021

Kansas bolsters COVID-19 rental-assistance program – KSHB 41-Kansas City – Feb. 16, 2021

Governor Kelly Announces $200 Million In Statewide Rental Assistance – Kansas Office of the Governor – Feb. 16, 2021

Pandemic assistance: Governor announces $200M for renters – Salina Post – Feb. 16, 2021

$200 Million In Statewide Rental Assistance Becomes Available – KSCB News – Feb. 16, 2021

Come May, it’s back in the splash for many in Johnson County area – Kansas City Star – Feb. 11, 2021

New emergency rental assistance program coming in March – KAKE-TV – Feb. 11, 2021

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3  $  43,920
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5  $  62,080
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