January 4, 2022
The VITA program is back again this year from February 16th through April 6th, 2022. So call 785-742-7152 today to make your appointment.
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January 3, 2022
As many of you know, Kansas was awarded millions of dollars in emergency rental assistance funding. Most of that funding has been allocated to the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC). To date, KHRC has paid out over $73 million in emergency rental assistance through the Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) program, but there are still millions of dollars left that can be used to stop people from being evicted.
Since the CDC eviction moratorium was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court, evictions for nonpayment of rent have returned in full force. But, we can help tenants remain in their homes, and help landlords get compensated, by letting people know about the KERA program.
Here is what KERA can cover:
- Up to 15 months of current and past due household rent.
- Up to three months of prospective household rent at a time, even if the household does not have rental arrears.
- Past due residential utility or home energy expenses for tenants (electric, as, water, sewer, and trash services), even if the household does not have rental arrears.
- Past due or prospective internet expenses for tenants, paid in one lump sum of $750, provided the tenant household is also eligible to receive assistance for past-due rental or utility bills.
- Additional fees associated with past-due rent or utility bills may be covered, including: reasonable late fees, rental security deposits, application or screening fees, pet fees, utility fees, parking fees, garage fees, and/or legal fees.
Originally, KHRC required tenants to provide documentation of a COVID-19 hardship, that they were experiencing a risk of homelessness or housing instability, and that their income qualified for the program. But, with the latest round of funding, KHRC can now accept signed, self-attestations from tenants. However, Tenants will still need to provide documentation that they are a renter and proof of their identity.
Attached are KHRC’s KERA program guidelines, program FAQs, the income limits by county, tenant flyer, and landlord flyer. You can also find these documents, and others, on the KHRC website at https://kshousingcorp.org/emergency-rental-assistance/, in English, Spanish, Dari, and Pashto.
KERA Income Limits
Tenant Flyer – English
Landlord Flyer – English
KERA Program FAQs – English
December 1, 2021
Share the Love this holiday season and donate supplies to the Brown County Humane Society. Event will be held Friday, December 10, 2021, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at 1803 Oregon St., Hiawatha, Kansas.
- Pet Food – Dry or Canned
- Dog & Cat Treats
- Puppy and/or Kitten Formula Milk Replacer
- Greenies Pill Pockets
- Puppy Training or Dog Pads
- Poop Bags
- Cat Litter
- Dog or Cat Toys
- Dog or Cat Shampoo
- Dog Collars (any size
- Any Type of Laundry Detergent
- Fabuloso All Purpose Cleaner
- Dishwashing Liquid Soap
- Disinfectant Wipes
- Paper Towels
- Disposable Gloves
- Trash Bags
- High Pressure Adjustable Hose Nozzle
- Post-it Sticky Note Pads
2021 Subaru Share the Love Event – Subaru will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased from November 18, 2021, through January 3, 2022, to four national charities designated by the purchaser or lessee. For every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased during the campaign period, participating retailers will donate a minimum of $50 in total to their registered Hometown Charities. See your local Subaru retailer for details or visit subaru.com/share. All donations made by Subaru of America, Inc.
Local Meals on Wheels programs provide daily nutritious meals, nourishing companionship and critical safety checks to America’s homebound seniors. Each donation helps these programs enable seniors to age with independence and dignity in their own homes, where they want to be. Since its inception thirteen years ago, the Subaru Share the Love Event has helped deliver more than 2.5 million meals to America’s seniors!