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$1.1M available to help Kansas families secure affordable housing

Ten non-profits and public housing authorities statewide will receive approximately $1.1 million in tenant based rental assistance to help Kansas families obtain safe, affordable housing of their choice.

The Northeast Kansas Community Action Program Inc. has received $75,000 for rental assistance and security and utility deposits.

NEK-CAP serves seven counties including Jefferson.

The money is funded through the federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program and administered by Kansas Housing Resources Corporation.

Providing up to two years of rental subsidy assistance, the funds help income-eligible households obtain affordable rental housing in their communities. Rental assistance is based on the eligible tenant’s selection of a unit from all available rental units in the community that fall within rent guidelines and pass quality standards.

Households served may include those meeting agency preferences such as single parents, victims of domestic violence, senior citizens and persons with disabilities. Households generally pay no more than 30 percent of their income for rent. Security and utility deposit assistance may also be available.

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