July 9, 2022

Community Services League (CSL) and United Way of Greater Kansas City are continuing their collaborative partnership to implement and administer an additional $25,000,000 through Jackson County’s federal rental assistance. These additional funds will be used to assist eligible households that are unable to pay past due rent and utility bills due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Additional financial assistance is available to the residents of Jackson County through the Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) for housing stability services to eligible rental households who demonstrate a risk of experiencing housing instability, have seen their income reduced by the COVID-19 pandemic, and earn a household income at or below 80% of the area median income. Rental and utility assistance payments are made directly to the landlord or utility provider on behalf of the tenant.

Assistance applications are now open. More information about the program, including eligibility requirements, an application checklist, and more, can be found at www.jacksoncountyerap.org. Detailed program information is also available for Spanish-speaking families at www.jacksoncountyerap.org/espanol. Grandview Assistance Program (GAP), Raytown Emergency Assistance Program (REAP), Lee’s Summit Social Services and Hope House, in addition to CSL’s locations, are serving as application hubs with dedicated ERAP Case Managers.

The $25 million grant is part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, which established a $25 billion Federal Emergency Rental Assistance Program for state, county, and municipal governments.