KHRC AWARDS $1.2 MILLION TO HELP KANSAS FAMILIES OBTAIN SAFE, AFFORDABLE HOUSING

–Ten Agencies Statewide to Share HUD Funded Rental Assistance–

TOPEKA – November 7, 2013 – (RealEstateRama) — Ten non-profits and public housing authorities statewide will share $1.2 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.

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“TBRA grants allow struggling families to use their financial resources for other basic needs, such as food, medicine, child care and transportation,” said Christine Reimler, KHRC’s HOME Division Director. “This assistance is truly a lifeline which helps families move out of homelessness and into self-sufficiency,” 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.

Recipients of this year’s TBRA awards are:

GRANTEE
AWARD
COMMUNITIES SERVED
Bert Nash
$110,000
City of Lawrence and Douglas County
Rental Assistance, Security
and Utility Deposits
Charlotte Knoche: 785-842-8110
or Carla Helm: 785-830-1706 
Harvest America
$225,000
Barber, Barton, Clark, Comanche, Edwards, Finney, Ford, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Kiowa, Lane, Meade, Morton, Ness, Pawnee, Pratt, Rush, Scott, Seward, Stafford, Stanton, Stevens and Wichita Counties
Rental Assistance, Security
and Utility Deposits

John Miles: 913-342-2121
Independence
Housing Authority
$75,000
City of Independence
Rental Assistance
April Nutt or Molly Wright: 620-332-2536
Manhattan Housing
Authority
$75,000
Pottawatomie and Riley Counties
Security and Utility
Deposits

Patrick O’Neil: 785-776-8588, ext. 306
Mental Health
Association of South
Central Kansas
$70,000
Butler and Sedgwick Counties
Rental Assistance
Lee Schnyder: 316-685-1821, ext. 501
Northeast Kansas
Community Action
Program
$75,000
Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Jackson,
Jefferson, Marshall and Nemaha Counties
Security and Utility Deposits
Kristy Morey:: 785-742-2222, ext. 256
Northwest Kansas
Housing, Inc.
$125,000
Cheyenne, Decatur, Ellis, Gove, Graham, Logan,
Norton, Osborne, Phillips, Rawlins, Rooks, Russell, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Thomas, Trego
and Wallace Counties
Rental Assistance, Security
and Utility Deposits

Loyce Schamberger: 785-421-2151
Prairie View, Inc.
$70,000
Harvey, Marion and McPherson Counties
Rental Assistance
Brad Schmidt: 316-284-6439
Southeast Kansas
Community Action
Program
$300,000
Allen, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Cherokee,
Crawford, Elk, Labette, Linn, Montgomery,
Neosho, Wilson and Woodson Counties
Rental Assistance, Security
and Utility Deposits
Craig Chronister: 620-724-8204
Wyandot Center for
Community
Behavioral
Healthcare, Inc.
$75,000
Wyandotte County
Rental Assistance and
Security Deposits

Jana Loflin: 913-233-3364

Kansas Housing Resources Corporation is a self-supporting, public corporation that finances affordable housing opportunities for low and moderate-income residents. We serve as the primary administrator of federal housing programs on behalf of the State of Kansas. For more information about our Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program, please contact Christine Reimler at 785-217-2023 or visit our website.

Contact:
Catherine Couch
785-217-2012, ccouch (at) kshousingcorp (dot) 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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