Grants & Assistance Programs
The City has several programs to assist homeowners and renters who live in Roeland Park. A list of these programs, related links and summaries are below.
Block Party Grant
Roeland Park residents may apply for a grant to host a neighborhood block party. Each grant will reimburse eligible expenses up to $100 per event. Neighborhoods may receive the block party grant once per year. For more information, click here.
Maintenance assistance for homeowners
COMMUNITY REVITALIZATION PROGRAM
Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Johnson County Minor Home Repair Program
housing stability & Support ASSISTANCE FOR residents
ROELAND PARK/HABITAT KC PARTNERSHIP HOMEOWNER ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
PROPERTY TAX REBATE PROGRAM
The Governing Body adopted the Property Tax Rebate program designed to alleviate some of the burden of home ownership in the face of rising property values. This program will rebate 100% of the City’s portion of property taxes to those meet the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development’s income guidelines for Johnson County. More information and application can be found here.
Senior and Disabled Veteran Property Tax program
In 2023, the Board of County Commissioners authorized $500,000 in funding for Johnson County to provide a pilot program to offer property tax relief for low-income seniors and disabled veterans.
The program provides relief payments of up to $200 to offset the county’s portion of residential property taxes for those who qualify. For more information: https://www.jocogov.org/department/treasury-taxation-and-vehicles/property-tax/property-tax-relief-programs/johnson-county-senior-and-disabled-veteran-tax-relief .
Utility, Rental & SOcial Service Assistance
Roeland Park residents seeking financial assistance are encouraged to visit My Resource Connection, hosted by Johnson County, Kansas. The assistance that individuals may need are many and varied: Groceries, clothing, housing, health care, counseling, transportation, employment, utility assistance, emotional support, and more. For additional questions, you may also call 913-715-6653.
Additionally, the Johnson County Multi-Service Center helps residents connect to services to those at or below 200% of the poverty level. This includes utility, rental, case management, stabilization assistance and more.
climate and Sustainability initiative Assistance
Compost bin rebate program
The Johnson County Stormwater Management Program encourages individual homeowners and businesses to make improvements on their properties to improve stormwater quality. Contain the Rain in Johnson County is a reimbursement program for most JOCO residents who install sustainable landscape solutions that reduce stormwater runoff. More information can be found here.
RESIDENTIAL ENERGY AUDIT INCENTIVE PROGRAM
Roeland Park has been, and continues to be, a leader on important actions that promote sustainability and make a real difference in environmental issues. To support our efforts to reduce carbon emissions City-wide, the residential energy audit incentive program will rebate up to $400 of a home energy audit performed by a qualified contractor.
Click on this link for more information about the program and for application forms.