KHRC AWARDS $1.675 MILLION TO HELP KANSAS FAMILIES OBTAIN SAFE, AFFORDABLE HOUSING

KHRC AWARDS $1.675 MILLION TO HELP KANSAS FAMILIES OBTAIN SAFE, AFFORDABLE HOUSING

–Thirteen Agencies Statewide to Share HUD Funded Rental Assistance–

TOPEKA – November 19, 2014 – (RealEstateRama) — Thirteen non-profits and public housing authorities statewide will share $1.675 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.

“These grants provide much needed help for financially stressed families,” said Christine Reimler, KHRC’s HOME Division Director. “The assistance ensures the families will pay no more than 30 percent of their income for rent.”

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
Rental Assistance, Security and Utility Deposits
$100,000
City of Lawrence and Douglas County
Charlotte Knoche: 785-842-8110
or Carla Helm: 785-830-1706
Compass Behavioral Health

Rental Assistance, Security and Utility Deposits
$75,000
Ford and Finney Counties

Khristy Guebara: 620-275-9434 
City of Ellsworth

Rental Assistance, Security and Utility Deposits 
$50,000
City of Ellsworth

DeAnne Hoch: 785-472-5110
Harvest America

Rental Assistance, Security and Utility Deposits 
$275,000
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

John Miles: 913-342-2121

Independence

Rental Assistance 
$100,000
City of Independence

April Nutt or Molly Wright:
620-332-2536
Manhattan Public Housing Authority

Rental Assistance, Security and Utility Deposits 
$100,000
Pottawatomie and Riley Counties

Kari Moore: 785-776-8588
Northeast Kansas Community Action Program, Inc.

Rental Assistance, Security and Utility Deposits 
$150,000
Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Jackson, Jefferson, Marshall and Nemaha Counties
Kristy Morey: 785-742-2222,
ext. 156
Pittsburg

Security Deposits
$100,000
Crawford County

Lacie Cottrell: 620-232-1210
Riley County Public Housing Authority

Security and Utility Deposits 
$100,000
Riley, Pottawatomie, Wabaunsee, Geary, Dickinson, Mitchell, Chase, Clay, Cloud, Ellsworth, Jewell, Lincoln, Marion, Morris, Ottawa, Republic and Saline Counties
Jolynn Colberg: 785-776-9294
Salina Housing Authority
Rental Assistance and Security Deposits
$100,000
City of Salina

Nichole Carney: 785-827-0441
Southeast Kansas Community Action Program

Rental Assistance, Security and Utility Deposits 
$300,000
Allen, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Crawford, Elk, Labette, Linn, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson and Woodson Counties
Timi Houghton: 620-724-8204,
ext. 1004
SW Guidance Center

Rental Assistance and Security Deposits 
$150,000
Haskell, Meade, Seward and Stevens Counties

Nate Miller: 620-624-8171 
Wyandot Center for Community Behavioral HealthCare, Inc.

Rental Assistance 
$75,000
Wyandotte County
Sherri Hewitt: 913-288-4211

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:
Keri Renner
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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