$1.49 MILLION AWARDED TO HELP KANSAS FAMILIES OBTAIN SAFE AFFORDABLE HOUSING

–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:

GRANTEE AWARD CONTACT CITIES/COUNTIES SERVED
Bert Nash CMHC/Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority $80,000.00 Eric Sader

785-842-8110

City of Lawrence & Douglas County
City of Ellsworth $50,000.00 DeAnne Hoch

785-472-5110

City of Ellsworth & Ellsworth County
Harvest America Corporation $300,000.00 Terri Bookless

913-342-2121

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

620-332-2536

City of Independence
Northeast Kansas Community Action Program, Inc. $200,000.00 Kristy Morey

785-740-4002

Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Jackson, Jefferson, Marshall, and Nemaha Counties
Northwest Kansas Housing, Inc. $235,000.00 Loyce Schamberger

785-421-2151

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

785-827-0441 x 209

City of Salina
Southeast Kansas Community Action Program, Inc. $300,000.00 Janet Swor

620-724-8204

Allen, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Crawford, Elk, Labette, Linn, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson, and Woodson Counties
Southwest Guidance Center $80,000.00 Nate Miller

620-624-0280

Meade, Haskell, Seward, and Stevens Counties
Wyandot Center BHC $80,000.00 Shevella Gatson

913-233-3315

Wyandotte County

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.

Contact:

Tabitha Johnson

Communications Director 785.217.2012

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The Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) was formed pursuant to K.S.A. 74-8904(v) per the Governor's Executive Reorganization Order (ERO) # 30.  KHRC is a subsidiary corporation of the Kansas Development Finance Authority. 

The Kansas Housing Resources Corporation mission is to enhance Kansas communities with housing opportunities. This goal is achieved through using a variety of strategies and approaches, including increasing homeownership opportunities, leveraging the construction of more affordable rental housing, preserving existing housing through rehabilitation, promoting energy efficiency improvements for owner-occupied and rental housing, providing affordable housing through rent assistance to low-income families and senior citizens, and creating housing opportunities for previously underserved persons and communities.

Contact:

Kansas Housing Resources Corporation
611 South Kansas Avenue, Suite 300
Topeka, Kansas 66603-3803
Phone: (785) 296-5865
Fax: (785) 296-8985

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