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Posted on: July 30, 2021

Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA)

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHS) extension to the eviction moratorium, which was put in place to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, will expire July 31, 2021.  

The Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) program is funded through the federal Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021. Governor Kelly designated Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) to serve as the administrator of the majority of these funds through the KERA program. 

Apply for the KERA program here.

The Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) program provides rent, utility, and internet assistance to households experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID pandemic. Landlords and tenants apply via a joint online process. If the application is approved, the landlord or service provider receives funds directly from KERA and applies KERA funds to the applicant’s account. Approved applicants are eligible for up to 12 months of assistance.

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