FINALLY some financial relief and assistance for renters and landlords that are suffering financial hardship due to COVID-19!
The Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) recently announced the creation of the Kansas Eviction Prevention Program (KEPP). KEPP is designed to decrease evictions and increase housing stability by assisting landlords and tenants experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID pandemic. Through the KEPP program, landlords and tenants apply for up to $5000 per household to pay delinquent rental payments dating as far back as April 1, 2020. Payments will be made directly to the landlord, who must agree not to evict the household for nonpayment of rent for the months of KEPP assistance received. Landlords must also agree to waive any late fees accrued during the months for which assistance is received. Applications for the program must be received by Nov. 30 and program funds must be expended by Dec. 30.
The KEPP program is funded through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act. Program funds are limited, and applications will be processed in the order received.
Tenants and landlords should apply as soon as possible to increase your likelihood of receiving assistance. More information can be found here: kshousingcorp.org/eviction-