Kansas to provide $200M in rental assistance statewide 



A program funded through federal CARES Act money will make $200 million available to Kansans seeking rental assistance. To qualify, tenants must earn no more than 80 percent of the median income where they live, among other requirements.

A program in Kansas is making $200 million available to qualifying residents for rental assistance.

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly and the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation announced the program on Tuesday, which will be funded through federal CARES Act money.

“COVID-19 has created unprecedented challenges for Kansans, and it is more important than ever to keep our families safe in their homes,” Kelly said. “The $200 million funding for rental assistance will go a long way to prevent evictions and homelessness, and ensure Kansans can stay sheltered and secure while we continue to fight this virus.”

Kansas residents who have experienced hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible to receive money to help pay up to 12 months of rent and utilities.

To qualify, tenants must earn no more than 80 percent if the median income where they live, be able to document hardship related to the COVID-19 pandemic and show that housing instability or homelessness is possible without intervention.