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Southwest Guidance Center to Share in Tenant-Based Rental Assistance

Joe Denoyer - November 9, 2018 10:21 am

TOPEKA – Kansas families have a better shot at accessing quality, affordable housing thanks to $1.8 million in rental assistance from Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC). The funds, made possible through KHRC’s Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program (TBRA), will be split between 12 nonprofit organizations and public housing authorities across the state.

“Last year, TBRA funding helped 760 Kansas families access safe, stable housing,” said Christine Reimler, KHRC’s TBRA program director. “Program funds help families avoid eviction and homelessness, so they can focus on long-term self-sufficiency goals like education and employment.”
Funded through the federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and administered by KHRC, TBRA helps income-eligible households afford rental subsidies, utility deposits, and security deposits. TBRA grants are awarded annually 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 nonprofit organizations may apply for grants of up to $300,000.
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
Gallal Obeid
785-842-8110
City of Lawrence & Douglas County
Compass Behavioral Health
$80,000
Carla Caraveo
620-227-5040
Ford & Finney Counties
City of Ellsworth
$50,000
DeAnne Hoch
785-472-3348
City of Ellsworth & Ellsworth County
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
Mental Health Association of South Central Kansas
$75,000
Megan Bruce
316-651-1212
Sedgwick
Northeast Kansas Community Action Program, Inc.
$300,000
Kristy Morey
785-740-4002
Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Jackson, Jefferson, Marshall, and Nemaha Counties
Northwest Kansas Housing, Inc.
$300,000
Ruth Deines
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
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
$85,000
Nate Miller
620-624-8171
Meade, Haskell, Seward, and Stevens Counties
Wyandot Center BHC
$80,000
Shevella Gatson
913-288-4211
Wyandotte County
To learn more or apply for rental assistance, please contact your city or county’s TBRA grantee.
 

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