$25 million more available to KCMO residents facing difficulty in paying rent, utility bills

Posted on January 12, 2022 at 12:50pm by

A new partnership between the city of Kansas City, Missouri, and the Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) will continue to aid those facing housing insecurity through the distribution of $25 million in additional emergency rental assistance funding for residents facing financial difficulties.

Through late December, the city distributed nearly $16 million of allocated Missouri Emergency Rental Arrears Program (ERAP) funding to about 3,600 households. The additional $25 million will be distributed as quickly as possible through the city’s service partner provider agencies, according to a press release from the city of Kansas City.

Those needing assistance can visit the city’s website to find out more or to apply for assistance in paying rent and/or utility bills.

ERAP funding represents just one option to address the houseless crisis and housing insecurity issue millions face, with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic only exasperating the issues. If you are behind on payments or fear that you may fall behind, Sader Law Firm can provide immediate assistance to keep you in your current residence by pursuing ERAP funds and using other methods available to those in financial distress.

Call us today at (816) 561-1818 to discuss your situation and how we can help.