TOPEKA — Thirteen non-profits and public housing authorities will share approximately $1.8 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 and administered by Kansas Housing Resources Corporation, TBRA helps income-eligible households afford rental subsidies, utility deposits and security deposits.
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.
HOME TBRA differs from other types of HOME rental housing activities in two key ways:
• TBRA programs utilize HOME funds to help individual households rather than subsidizing new affordable rental projects.
• TBRA assistance varies based on the size and income of the household, and the rent standard.
Harvest America Corporation received a $300,000 award. The corporation serves 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.
Northwest Kansas Housing Inc. received $180,000. It serves Cheyenne, Decatur, Ellis, Gove, Graham, Logan, Norton, Osborne, Phillips, Rawlins, Rooks, Russell, Sheridan, Sherman, Smith, Thomas, Trego and Wallace Counties.
Riley County Housing Authority received $100,000. Counties in its service area are Chase, Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Geary, Jewell, Lincoln, Marion, Mitchell, Morris, Ottawa, Pottawatomie, Republic, Riley, Saline and Wabaunsee.
Kansas Housing Resources Corporation is a public corporation that finances and develops affordable housing opportunities for low and moderate-income residents throughout Kansas. It serves as the primary administrator of federal housing programs on behalf of the State of Kansas. For more information about KHRC’s Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program, contact Christine Reimler at 785-217-2023 or visit the website at www.kshousingcorp.org.