Covid-19 Update for Housing and Utilities in Kansas:
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. You can find information and the application for the program funding at kshousingcorp.org/eviction-prevention-program/.
If you are looking for help with your utilities, the City of Lawrence has implemented a funding program for those struggling to pay utilities due to COVID-19. You can find more information and the application at lawrenceks.org/utility-billing/coronavirus-relief-fund/.
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: email@example.com
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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