Community services

Rental assistance is available through the Community Services League and United Way of Greater Kansas City – Lee’s Summit Tribune

July 9, 2022

The Community Services League (CSL) and United Way of Greater Kansas City continue their collaborative partnership to implement and administer an additional $25,000,000 in federal Jackson County rental assistance. These additional funds will be used to help eligible households who are unable to pay overdue rent and utility bills due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additional financial assistance is available to Jackson County residents through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) for Housing Stability Services to eligible rental households who demonstrate a risk of experiencing instability. housing, have had their income reduced by the COVID-19 pandemic, and earn a family income equal to or less than 80% of the region’s median income. Rent and utility assistance payments are made directly to the landlord or utility provider on behalf of the tenant.

Support requests are now open. For more information about the program, including eligibility requirements, an application checklist, and more, go to Detailed program information is also available for Spanish-speaking families at Grandview Assistance Program (GAP), Raytown Emergency Assistance Program (REAP), Lee’s Summit and Hope House Social Services, in addition to CSL locations, serve as application centers with dedicated ERAP case managers.

The $25 million grant is part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, which established a $25 billion federal emergency rental assistance program for state, county and municipal governments.