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Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Applications Open on Monday

3/26/2010
Mary K. Vaughn | MKVaughn@wichita.gov | (316) 462-3795

The City of Wichita and its partner agencies, Catholic Charities, Inc., and United Way of the Plains, announce the second round of applications for assistance through the Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program (HPRP). The HPRP was funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and has assisted 45 families from the first round of applications.

In order to speed assistance to eligible households, the City is issuing the following guidelines to clarify who may apply for these funds.

INCOME
Applicants must have a stable or consistent income, or immediate plans to obtain income. Income includes wages, disability or other government payments, child support, unemployment benefits, among others.

Income cannot exceed program limits established by the federal government:

FY 2010 1 Person 2 Persons 3 Persons 4 Persons 5 Persons 6 Persons 7 Persons 8 Persons
50% AMI $22,000 $25,150 $28,300 $31,450 $33,950 $36,500 $39,000 $41,500

 

CURRENT HOUSING STATUS
Applicants must have an imminent threat of becoming homeless – have an eviction notice or foreclosure action. NOTE: For homeowners facing foreclosure, HPRP cannot pay for mortgage payments but can assist a foreclosed household to relocate to rental housing.

Persons who are homeless can apply. Homeless means you are sleeping on the street, or in a place not designed for sleeping, or in a homeless shelter.

OPTIONS
Applicants must have no other options for housing. This includes no family or friends with whom the household can live.

STABILITY
Applicants must show that they can maintain housing on their own after receiving short-term, temporary HPRP assistance.

HOW TO APPLY
Call 2-1-1 starting Monday, March 29, 2010, through Wednesday, March 31, 2010, between 8 am and 5 pm.

FORMAL APPLICATION
When calling 2-1-1 applicants will be asked to confirm this information. Those who meet the criteria from the phone interview will be scheduled for intake. At that time, documentation will be required to prove that the criteria are met.

HOUSING PLAN
The applicant must meet with a case manager and develop a plan which will lead them to stable housing after the HPRP assistance ends.

OTHER RESOURCES
Persons who do not meet these criteria should not apply.  Following are other resources you should consider:

  • American Red Cross
    (rent and utility assistance)
    219-4070 (Call for appointment)

  • Catholic Charities
    (rent and utility assistance)
    262-8898 (Pick up an application at 437 N. Topeka, between 8 am and 5 pm)

  • Center of Hope
    (rent and utility assistance)
    267-0222 (Call for appointment)

  • Housing First
    (housing for chronically homeless persons)
    462-3724 or 660-7615 (Call for information)

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