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Area agency among housing grant recipients

11/7/2013

By The Hays Daily News

The Kansas Housing Resources Corp. has awarded $1.2 million in Tenant Based Rental Assistance to 10 agencies statewide to help families obtain safe, affordable housing.

Among the recipients was Northwest Kansas Housing Inc., which received $125,000. The agency provides services in 18 northwest Kansas counties. The funds will be used for rental assistance, security and utility deposits, according to a press release.

"TBRA grants allow struggling families to use their financial resources for other basic needs, such as food, medicine, child care and transportation," said Christine Reimler, KHRC's HOME division director. "This assistance is truly a lifeline which helps families move out of homelessness and into self-sufficiency."

Awarded annually, TBRA grants are based on a community's housing needs, the number of households estimated to be served and the organization's experience in administering TBRA funding. Public housing authorities and non-profit organizations can apply for grants of up to $300,000.