Housing Grant Will Assist Low-Income North Central Kansas Residents

The North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging announced today that it is offering security deposit assistance to low-income residents of Chase, Clay, Cloud, Dickinson, Ellsworth, Geary, Jewell, Lincoln, Marion, Mitchell, Morris, Ottawa, Pottawatomie, Republic, Riley, Saline and Wabaunsee Counties starting immediately, thanks to a grant from the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC).

The Area Agency on Aging was awarded $100,000 from the grant funded through the federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program and administered by KHRC.

Tenant Based Rental Assistance allows organizations to provide rental subsidies, utility deposits and security deposits for income-eligible individuals and families.

"We are excited to receive these funds that, in conjunction with our existing housing rental assistance program, will help even more low-income seniors, single parents and people with disabilities," said Julie Govert Walter, executive director of the North Central-Flint Hills area Agency on Aging.

Walter said that security deposit assistance is for one-time-only needs and is in the form of a grant.

For information about applying for security or utility deposits assistance in eligible counties, call the Flint Hills Housing Assistance program of the North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-432-2703.