Urban League of Kansas Housing Program provide answers to questions about buying a home and information about landlord responsibilities and tenant rights. The goal is to empower people to achieve economic self-sufficiency through homeownership, financial literacy, and mutually beneficial landlord-tenant relationships.
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Wichita Emergency Rental Assistance Program (WERAP)
Are you struggling to pay rent due to Covid-19?
Wichita was recently awarded $12 million for the Wichita Emergency Rental Assistance Program (WERAP). WERAP provides rental and utility assistance for qualifying households financially impacted by COVID.
Funding is available for renters within the city limits of Wichita who have past due rent and/or utilities. WERAP is managed by the City of Wichita Housing and Community Services and runs March through the end of August 2021.
Program details and application: Housing & Community Services Wichita Emergency Rental Assistance Program (WERAP)
An application must be filled out with supporting documentation; some of those qualifications include:
Households must be below 80% of Area Median Income
For reference, annual income for a family of four is $58,100
Must be past due in rent and/or utilities; for rent assistance an eviction notice must have been received and for utility assistance – a bill showing past due amount. A disconnect notice is not required.
Household must have a COVID-19 related economic impact
For qualifying residents, program will pay rent and utilities for a total of 12 months, including past due & future payments combined (3 months for future)
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Please note: WERAP is specifically for renters in the Wichita city limits. KS renters outside of Wichita will be able to request assistance after March 15 through the KS Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC). https://kshousingcorp.org/emergency-rental-assistance/
LEARN MORE: https://www.wichita.gov/Housing/Pages/WERAP.aspx
Referrals to Community Resources
Urban League of Kansas has been in Wichita, Kansas for over 66 years now and has established working relationships with private and public service agencies that may be able to assist clients in areas where the Urban League does not have expertise. Urban League staff are trained to successfully diagnose each client’s needs and determine the best resource to help them meet those needs.