Covid-19 Update for Housing and Utilities in Kansas:
There is a national eviction moratorium in place until March 31, 2021 - you cannot be evicted or removed from your place of residence until this moratorium expires. We encourage you to reach out to your landlord to inquire on whether there are further steps you need to take related to this moratorium to ensure the best relationship with your landlord moving forward. You may be required to sign a declaration with your landlord.
If you are encountering legal issues regarding eviction or utility services, please pursue legal guidance - there are legal resources listed at help.ku.edu/legal.
If you need assistance navigating payment, service or eviction obstacles that you might be having with your landlord or utility providers due to the COVID-19 outbreak, please reach out to the Student Support & Case Management Office to speak with a Case Manager about your situation. Phone: 785-864-4060 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kansas Housing Corp has implemented the Kansas Eviction Prevention Program to help renters behind on their rent payments due to COVID-19 avoid eviction. They assist by providing funding directly to your landlord to help pay past due rent. You must be a Kansas resident to apply, and meet other qualifications. The current applicaiton is closed, but they project that a new application for 2021 will open up in March. You can find information and the application for the program funding at kshousingcorp.org/eviction-prevention-program/.
KU Campus Resources
KU Student Housing
KU Student Housing serves more than 5,000 students in a variety of campus living environments and communiteies consisting of a variety of apartments, cooperative houses, and residence halls. Their mission is to build learning-centered communities through individual support and respect.
- Office Location: 422 W 11th St., Suite DSH
- Phone: 785-864-4560 Email: email@example.com
East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation (ECKAN)
ECKAN is a community action agency assisting low-income persons with housing resources and other services. ECKAN's housing services include case management to assist in maintaining independent living, housing choice vouchers, rental housing, and weatherization assistance.
- Location: ECKAN of Douglas County Center, 2518 Ridge Court
- Phone: 785-841-3357
Through this link you will find a comprehensive list of financial assistance and Internet Service programs for eligible families and individuals. The guide will allow you to learn about resources available during COVID-19, how to apply for low-income internet service, and how to qualify for free or discounted computers, mobile plans and phones.
Lawrence Community Shelter
The Lawrence Community Shelter is the only emergency homeless shelter serving Lawrence and the Douglas County Kansas. They offer immediate temporary shelter, as well as the opportunity to apply for longer term housing case management. They also provide connection to a variety of resources throughout the Lawrence Community.
- Location: 3655 E. 25th St. Hours of Operation: The Shelter is open 24/7.
- Phone: 785-832-8864 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority
The Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority (LDCHA) provides housing programs for various groups based on need. Individuals can find more information and help with the housing application on the LDCHA website.
- Phone: 785-842-1533 Email: Find their online email form here.
Lawrence Emergency Assistance Center
The Lawrence Emergency Assistance Center (EAC) is available to low-income individuals and families who need food, or assistance with basic utility payments, housing, clothing or medical prescriptions. All services are free and are based on need.
- Location: 1525 West 6th St. Phone: 785-856-2694
Lawrence Family Promise
Lawrence Family Promise is a program that provides counseling and assistance for families with with children that are in need of shelter/housing.
- Phone: 785-764-9506 Email: email@example.com
People's Owned and Operated Collective House (POOCH)
Pooch is a not-for-profit organized by its members with the mission to develop and support sustainable cooperative communitied.
- Location: 1406 Tennessee St.
- Phone: 785-371-2664 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Salvation Army provides a variety of resources to individuals and families in need, including housing resources such as case management towards self-sufficiency and independent living, utility assistance programs, and emergency resources during natural/man-made disasters .
- Phone: 785-843-4188 Email: email@example.com
The Willow Domestic Violence Care Center
The Willow Domestic Violence Center builds safer communities through shelter, services, and support to survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking in Douglas, Franklin, and Jefferson counties. All services are free to county residents.
- Location: 1920 Moodie Rd.
- 24/7 Help Line: 785-843-3333 Phone: 785-331-2034