Last Updated on May 15, 2023 by Anne-Sophie Reinhardt
It is becoming increasingly difficult for single mothers around the world to make ends meet, especially when it involves housing. Although many programs can help single mothers, it can be difficult to find them. This article will focus on Kansas’ housing assistance resources.
Emergency Solutions Grant
The Emergency Solutions Grant is a group of service providers that work together to provide financial assistance for homeless people or those who are at risk of becoming homeless. The department of housing, urban development and private and non-profit organizations in the region funds the program. This program is beneficial and efficient for single moms.
Homeowner/Buyer Grants and Assistance in Kansas
Kansas Housing Assistance Program
Kansas Housing Assistance Program targets homebuyers. This program provides assistance for first-time homebuyers. This program offers a fixed-rate mortgage loan with a maximum term of 30 years, as well as a grant that can be used to help buyers pay up to a 5% down payment.
The Federal Home Loan Bank Down Payment Assistance Program
There are many obstacles that you might face when purchasing your first home. One of them is the initial down payment. Kansas offers the assistance of up to $8000 for eligible individuals to help them lift their burden.
Section 504 Home Repair Program
This program, as its name implies, provides grants and other assistance to low-income homeowners (single moms and seniors included) to repair, renovate, and eliminate hazards in their homes.
These are the eligibility criteria for this program.
- You must be at least 62 years old to be eligible for a grant.
- Your family’s annual income should be approximately 50% less than the average income for your area.
- Particularly, you must be the owner of the house and should be living in it.
- Other sources of credit are not affordable.
Homeless Shelter Assistance in Kansas
The Public Housing Authority is a non-profit organization that provides affordable housing to low- and moderate-income families. You must meet these criteria to be eligible for public housing assistance:
- Your annual gross income must not exceed the income limit the public housing authority sets.
- A background check is required
- To be eligible for this visa, you must either be a US citizen (or have other immigration papers).
- You cannot have any debts with utilities, former landlords, or housing authorities.
- A criminal record is not allowed
Humankind Ministries is an independent religious organization that provides assistance to homeless and struggling families. They provide long-term housing, basic human needs, and community development in different parts of Kansas, with a particular focus on Wichita.
Mt.Carmel Community Outreach Ministries
Shelter for homeless people can be found at Mt. Carmel Community Outreach. The non-profit also offers a transitional living program to individuals and families who feel unsafe in their homes and don’t have other options.
The Kansas City Kansas Housing Authority
The Kansas City Kansas Housing Authority is a non-profit organization that works to eliminate economic instability in Kansas. It also provides safe and quality housing for low and moderate-income families. In order to foster economic growth and safer living environments, the program partners with community agencies and services.
Eviction Prevention and Legal Assistance For Housing in Kansas
The Kansas Eviction Prevention Program
Many tenants around the world are having difficulty paying rent due to the pandemic. Kansas Eviction Prevention Program, which the CARES Act funds, is designed to assist tenants who are having difficulty paying their rent during the COVID crisis. The program can help you pay your rent for up to nine months if you are eligible. They can only assist you with up to $5000.
Section 8 Housing
More than 450 landlords participate in the Section 8 program, which aims to assist low-income households renting apartments or houses from private landlords. You would only have to pay 30-40% of your total rent and utilities if you are an eligible participant in the section 8 Program.
Rent Assistance in Kansas
The Kansas Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Program
In Kansas, a growing number of households and individuals are finding it difficult to pay rent and other expenses. Tenant-Based Rental Assistance Scheme helps residents of Kentucky pay their rent and security deposits.