Rent & Utility Assistance
- Kansas Housing has received additional funding for rental assistance. Our new program, Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA), will be starting in March, but if you would like to be added to our mailing list please click here. By joining the mailing list you will be one of the first to be notified of updates on KERA or when we start accepting application.
- The United Way of Greater Kansas City has many referral services available and is a one-stop referral resource for community relief. For a list of resources in the Kansas City area:
- Leading Kansas City Rent Assistance Organizations:
|Kansas Housing Corporation||State of Kansas||Kansas Eviction Program||785-217-2001|
|Mount Carmel Community Outreach||KCK||Rental Assistance||913-621-4111|
|Northeast Coordination and Development||Kansas City||Emergency assistance, commodity food program, financial assistance for utilities.||913-371-0848|
|Catholic Charities Of Wyandotte County||Wyandotte||Food pantry, rent and utility assistance||913- 621-3445|
|Village Presbyterian Church||Kansas City||Utility Assistance||913- 262-4200|
|Catholic Communities Services-Emergency Center||Kansas City,||Utilities, food, housing, medications and transportation||913- 621-3445|
|Friends of Yates Inc.||KCK||Emergency assistances, clothing closet, commodity food program, transitional housing||913- 321-1566|
|Open Door Ministries||Kansas City||Contact Minister Murray||913- 271-2670|
|Salvation Army||Kansas City||Assistance provided: food, utilities, eye glasses, medications for senior citizens||913- 321-6958|
|Harvest America||Kansas City||Tenant Based Rental Assistance||913-342-2121|
|Avenue of Life||KCK||Housing Stabilization||816-787-6101|
|Crosslines Community Outreach Inc.||KCK||Emergency Services||913-281-3388|
|El Centro, Inc.||KCK||Emergency Assistance||913-677-0100|
|Metro Lutheran Ministries||KCK||Rent / Utility/ Food Assistance Programs||913-341-8333|
|Salvation Army||KCK||Food Shelter Utility Services||913-232-5400|
|United Way||KCK||Utilities Assistance & Shelter||913-371-3674 or 211|
|USD 500||KCK||Rent / Utility Assistance for Student Families||913-551-3200|
|Vaugh-Trent Community Services, Inc.||Bonner Springs KS||Food & Utility Assistance by Appointment||913-441-0461|
|Wyandot Center (Kim Wilson Housing)||KCK||Rental Assistance & Mental Health||913-328-4600|
|Kansas Department for Children and Families||KCK||Utility Assistance||1-800-432-0043|
Low -Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)
Effective Immediately, the Kansas Department for Children and Families (DCF) is extending the application for LIEAP to May 28th.
Additionally the agency is expanding the income requirements from 130% of the federal poverty level to 150%. DCF will also review all previously denied applications during the 2021 LIEAP program year. Any cases that now qualify under the new income threshold and meet eligibility criteria will receive benefit.
If you are unable to work because of COVID-19 check with your human resources departments to request assistance through short-term disability insurance.
If you have lost employment due to COVID-19, make sure to submit your unemployment application as soon as possible. The links for both Kansas and Missouri are: