A Housing Assistance Fund has been established by the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners to prevent evictions during the COVID-19 crisis. The fund provides help in paying past-due rent, mortgage and utility bills for residents of Johnson County who, without the assistance, would be at risk of losing their housing. United Way is pleased to partner with five human service providers serving Johnson County to coordinate this fund. Households may receive up to $5,000 in assistance to help with these needs. Funds are paid directly to landlords, mortgage companies and utility providers. Assistance is available to households experiencing financial hardship and whose annual income does not exceed $73,417.
An online application form has been established for households seeking assistance: https://www.uwgkc.org/epledge/comm/SurveyNE.jsp?SurveyKeyHex=24392156553C5D5E33517E3E
Applicants will be contacted by a caseworker at one of four Johnson County programs including Johnson County Human Services multiservice centers, The Salvation Army, El Centro, Jewish Family Services and The Salvation Army. Applicants will be asked to provide proof of income, Identification and documentation of the financial need, such as a utility bill, mortgage statement or landlord letter.
For other health and human service needs, Johnson County residents may call United Way 211, by dialing 2-1-1 or 816-474-5112 or toll free at 866-320-5764.