–Ten Agencies to Share Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Awards from KHRC—
TOPEKA – December 2, 2016 – (RealEstateRama) — Ten non-profits and public housing authorities will share approximately $1.49 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.
“The awards announced today will help struggling families move out of homelessness and into self-sufficiency,” said Christine Reimler, HOME Division Director. “Without a home, everything is harder. This assistance will help people get back on their feet,” said Reimler.
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 this year’s TBRA awards are as follows:
|Bert Nash CMHC/Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority||$80,000.00||Eric Sader
|City of Lawrence & Douglas County|
|City of Ellsworth||$50,000.00||DeAnne Hoch
|City of Ellsworth & Ellsworth County|
|Harvest America Corporation||$300,000.00||Terri Bookless
|Barber, Barton, Clark, Comanche, Edwards, Finney, Ford, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearney, Kiowa, Lane, Meade, Morton, Ness, Pawnee, Pratt, Rush, Seward, Scott, Stafford, Stanton, Stevens, and Wichita Counties|
|City of Independence, Kansas||$90,000.00||Molly Wright
|City of Independence|
|Northeast Kansas Community Action Program, Inc.||$200,000.00||Kristy Morey
|Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Jackson, Jefferson, Marshall, and Nemaha Counties|
|Northwest Kansas Housing, Inc.||$235,000.00||Loyce Schamberger
|Cheyenne, Decatur, Ellis, Gove, Graham, Logan, Norton, Osborne, Phillips, Rawlins, Rooks, Russell, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Thomas, Trego, and Wallace Counties|
|Salina Housing Authority||$75,000.00||Nichole Carney
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|City of Salina|
|Southeast Kansas Community Action Program, Inc.||$300,000.00||Janet Swor
|Allen, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Crawford, Elk, Labette, Linn, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson, and Woodson Counties|
|Southwest Guidance Center||$80,000.00||Nate Miller
|Meade, Haskell, Seward, and Stevens Counties|
|Wyandot Center BHC||$80,000.00||Shevella Gatson
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 Christine Reimler at 785-217-2023 or visit our website at www.kshousingcorp.org.
Communications Director 785.217.2012