Kansas Launches New Statewide Eviction Prevention Program

Kansas Governor Laura Kelly (D) announced a $35 million statewide relief initiative to keep Kansans in their homes. Tenants and landlords experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID pandemic may receive up to $5,000 in rental assistance per tenant household. The Kansas Eviction Prevention Program (KEPP), funded through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, authorized by Governor Kelly’s Strengthening People and Revitalizing Kansas (SPARK) Taskforce, and administered by Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC), serves tenants and landlords who have missed paying or collecting at least one rent payment since April 1, 2020, due to the COVID pandemic.

The KEPP program is open to all landlords and tenants across the state. Program funds are limited and only available for a short time, and applications will be processed in the order received. Contact KEPP@kshousingcorp.org with questions.