Tenant Based Rental Assistance

Case Study

Flora Lopez, a Dodge City grandmother, has raised her four grandchildren since their mother passed away. When her husband died, the family lost their only wage earner and was forced to rely on Flora’s disability payment as their sole source of income. Their rental payment consumed much of Flora’s monthly disability checks and the family soon faced eviction. KHRC partner Harvest America enrolled the Lopez family in the Tenant Based Rental Assistance program. Program funds provide crucial stability for the family, who no longer have to struggle to cover the cost of stable, secure housing. The children were able to remain together with their grandmother and stay enrolled in their local school, where they are thriving. Harvest America is working to connect the family with additional support services and long-term housing assistance. 

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Program Description

Tenant Based Rental Assistance is a program designed to help income-eligible households with rent, security deposit, and/or utility deposits.

Audience Served

Income-eligible households looking for rental assistance.

Funding Source

Federal HOME funds

Staff Contact

Cynthia Howerton
Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program Manager
785-217-2025

How To Apply

Contact the grantee for your county. 

Bert Nash
Rental Assistance and Security Deposits
Gallal Obeid: 
785-842-8110

Compass Behavioral Health
Rental Assistance, Security and Utility Deposits
Carla Caraveo:
620-275-9434

City of Ellsworth
Rental Assistance, Security and Utility Deposits
DeAnne Hoch:
785-472-5110

Harvest America
Rental Assistance, Security and Utility Deposits
Terri Bookless:
913-342-2121

City of Independence
Rental Assistance
April Nutt or Molly Wright:
620-332-2536

Mental Health Association of SC KS
Sedgwick County Rental Assistance
Megan Bruce:                                                  316-685-1821

Northeast Kansas Community Action Program, Inc.
Rental Assistance, Security and Utility Deposits
Kristy Morey:
785-742-2222, ext. 156

Northwest Kansas Housing, Inc.
Rental Assistance, Security and Utility Deposits
Ruth Deines:
785-421-2151

Pittsburg
Security Deposits
Megan Keener:
620-232-1210 

Prairie View, Inc.
Rental Assistance
Megan Thompson:
316-284-6400 

Riley County Public Housing Authority
Security and Utility Deposits
Julie Govert Walter:
785-776-9294

Salina Housing Authority
Rental Assistance, and Security Deposits
Tina Bartlett:
785-827-0441

Southeast Kansas Community Action Program
Rental Assistance, Security and Utility Deposits
Timi Houghton:
620-724-8204, ext. 1004 

SW Guidance Center
Rental Assistance and Security Deposits
Nate Miller:
620-624-8171 

Wyandotte Center for Community Behavioral HealthCare, Inc.
Rental Assistance
Michelle Fox:
913-288-4211

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Income Guidelines

Household SizeMaximum Income for Weatherization (200% of FPL)
1 $  24,980
2 $  33,820
3 $  42,660
4 $  51,500
5 $  60,340
6 $  69,180
7 $  78,020
8 $  86,860
9 $  95,700
10 $104,540
11 $113,380
12 $122,220
13 $131,060
14 $139,900
15 $148,740
16 $157,580
17 $166,420
18 $175,260
19 $184,100
20 $192,940
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