$1.8 MILLION AWARDED TO HELP KANSAS FAMILIES OBTAIN, SAFE AFFORDABLE HOUSING

$1.8 MILLION AWARDED TO HELP KANSAS FAMILIES OBTAIN, SAFE AFFORDABLE HOUSING

TOPEKA – Thirteen non-profits and public housing authorities will share approximately $1.8 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.

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  $75,000 Gallal Obeid

785-842-8110

City of Lawrence & Douglas County
Compass Behavioral Health  $75,000 Carla Caraveo

620-227-5040

Ford & Finney Counties
Harvest America Corporation  $300,000 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 Molly Wright

620-332-2536

 

 

City of Independence

Northeast Kansas Community Action Program, Inc.  $290,000 Kristy Morey

785-740-4002

Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Jackson, Jefferson, Marshall, and Nemaha Counties
Northwest Kansas Housing, Inc.  $180,000 Lindsay Bryant

785-421-2151

Cheyenne, Decatur, Ellis, Gove, Graham, Logan, Norton, Osborne, Phillips, Rawlins, Rooks, Russell, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Thomas, Trego, and Wallace Counties
City of Pittsburg $100,000 Megan Keener

620-232-1210

City of Pittsburg
Prairie View Inc. $50,000 Megan Thompson

316-281-6785

Harvey, Marion, and McPherson Counties
Riley County Housing Authority $100,000 Julie Govert Walter

785-776-9294

Chase, Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Geary, Jewell, Lincoln, Marion, Mitchell, Morris, Ottawa, Pottawatomie, Republic, Riley, Saline, and Wabaunsee Counties
Salina Housing Authority  $75,000 Nichole Carney

785-827-0441 x 209

City of Salina
Southeast Kansas Community Action Program, Inc.  $300,000 Janet Swor

620-724-8204

Allen, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Crawford, Elk, Labette, Linn, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson, and Woodson Counties
Southwest Guidance Center  $90,000 Nate Miller

620-624-0280

Meade, Haskell, Seward, and Stevens Counties
Wyandot Center BHC  $75,000 Shevella Gatson

913-288-4211

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.

Tabitha E. Johnson | Communications Director

611 South Kansas Avenue | Suite 300 | Topeka, Kansas 66603

p. 785-217-2012 | f. 785-232-8084

tjohnson (at) kshousingcorp (dot) org | www.kshousingcorp.org

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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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