Applications are still being accepted for the Kansas Eviction Prevention Program. If you’re behind on your rent because of a COVID-19 related loss of income, help may be available.
More than just postponing the inevitable, the Kansas Eviction Protection Program can pay up to $5,000 in past due rent per household. Application for the program requires the landlord’s support, because the landlord must agree not to evict the household for nonpayment of rent or to charge late fees for the months KEPP assistance is received. In return, the landlord gets the past-due rent sent directly to them.
If you’re a landlord who is missing rent, reach out to your tenants who are behind on their rent to let them know this program is available. The maximum assistance is for 9 months rent, not to exceed $5,000.
You qualify for the assistance if:
• You have missed at least one rental payment since April 1, 2020.
• You and all members of your household, if applicable, are Kansas resident(s) legally authorized to be in the United States.
• You are seeking rental assistance for your primary residence.
• You have not received rental assistance from other sources.
• You can demonstrate that the COVID pandemic has had an adverse impact on your employment or income beginning Jan. 20, 2020 or later.
• Your household income is at or below 85% of the state median income, or $63,920 for a household of four.
How to Apply?
If you’re a tenant, begin by telling your landlord about the program and ask them to complete the KEPP Landlord Certification online and give them documentation that supports your loss of income due to COVID.
For more info, go to kshousingcorp.org/eviction-prevention-program.