Program Eligibility

To receive financial assistance, you and your family, if applicable, must meet certain eligibility requirements. Households in the following categories will be prioritized for assistance:

 

  • Low-income households (At or below 50% of Area Median Income- See chart below)

  • Households at imminent risk of losing housing who do not have sufficient resources or support necessary to maintain their housing

  • Households who have lost their job(s) due to COVID-19

  • Households already fully or partially unemployed prior to the CV-19 Stay at Home Order of 3/2020

  • Households who made a rent/utility payment between 1/1/2020-3/31/2020

  • Households with members who have health complications and/or financial hardship due to medical bills
     

*To be eligible for financial assistance, based on the number of people in your household, your total household income must be

at or below the following dollar amounts:

 
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Emergency Financial Assistance

2020 Income Limits by Number of Persons in Household

Emergency Assistance:

Where to Apply

Access emergency debt relief and other services by applying at one of the following:

 

Midtown, KCMO

Save, Inc.

SAVE, Inc. provides comprehensive housing solutions to empower socially and medically disadvantaged people to improve their health and lead stable lives with personal dignity.  The agency offers assistance for individuals and families experiencing homeless or who are at risk of becoming homeless and/or fleeing domestic violence., We offer rental and utility assistance, deposits and first month’s rent. If you identify as LGBTQ+ or are living with HIV/AIDS we have specific assistance for you.  Documents needed for assistance are a copy of the utility bill or a letter from your landlord, a copy of your photo identification, social security cards for all household members and verification of income if currently employed.

Community Linc, Inc.

Community LINC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that aims to end family homelessness for this generation and the next. Over the past 30 years, Community LINC has served 4,246 families with 14,000 individuals, including 9,300 children with shelter or programming. The Board of Directors, staff and volunteers all work to change the lives of homeless families in Kansas City.

Metro Lutheran Ministry

Central Rent and Utility Assistance

3031 Holmes Street, KCMO 64109
Must live in zip code areas 64108-64114 or 64127-64132 of Jackson County, MO, have an eviction or disconnect notice and meet income and other guidelines. **Subject to funding availability.

Call 816.931.0027 to learn more.

 

North Kansas City

Metro Lutheran Ministry

Northland Rent and Utility Assistance

1100 NE Vivion Road, Kansas City, MO 64118
By appointment only. Must live in Clay or Platte Counties, MO, have an eviction or disconnect notice and meet income and other guidelines.

**Subject to funding availability.

Call 816.454.5295 to learn more.

 

Eastern Jackson County

Community Services League

CSL offices gladly welcome clients regardless of where they live. However, please keep in mind the following:
New clients will not be turned away on their first visit for food, clothing, medicine, or personal hygiene items (provided income qualifications are met). If clients come to an office that is not in their city of residence, Site Managers must give approval before clients may return.

 

Veterans- All Areas

Veterans Community Project

8825 Troost Avenue, KCMO 64131
Come see us at our Veteran Outreach Center at 8825 Troost

or call 816-599-6503 for more information. 
VCP's Veterans Outreach Center provides walk-in support services to

Kansas City metro-area Veterans. 
Veterans must present a DD214 and photo ID.

 

Wyandotte County

Cross-Lines Community Outreach

Wyandotte County residents seeking assistance with rent and/or utility payments can access our application by clicking the link below. If you are unable to complete the application online, please call (913) 281-3388 to be connected with someone who can assist. Please note you may have to leave a message, but we will contact you within 1 business day.

Metro Lutheran Ministry

Wyandotte Rent and Utility Assistance

722 Reynolds Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66101
Accepting walk-in applications on the 2nd Monday of the month. Must live in Wyandotte County, KS, have an eviction or disconnect notice, and meet income and other guidelines.

**Subject to funding availability.

Call 913.342.8333 to learn more.

Kim Wilson Housing, Inc.

Wyandotte County residents seeking assistance with rent and/or utility payments can access our application by clicking the link below. If you are unable to complete the application online, please call (913) 281-3388 to be connected with someone who can assist. Please note you may have to leave a message, but we will contact you within 1 business day.

Avenue of Life

Coming Soon!

I need Phone or Computer Access or Help with My Application

 

Kansas City Public Library

Coming June 22, 2020

Kansas City Public Library patrons can set an appointment to request help connecting to resources or with emergency assistance applications, and computer access.

I'd Like to Find Help on My Own / I Am Currently Homeless and Need Housing Help 

 

Kansas City Metro Area Community Resources

Visit the Greater Kansas City Coalition to End Homelessness for more information on a variety of area resources and housing programs available to households experiencing street or shelter homelessness.

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