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Rental assistance available for mentally ill residents

April 9, 2009

Adults experiencing severe mental illness and those with severe and persistent mental illness (as defined by the state) are eligible for rental assistance through a grant received by Wyandot Center.

Wyandot Center, Wyandotte County's designated community mental health center, will be taking applications for these funds April 27 through May 1. Applications will be available at the adult services reception desk, 1301 North 47th St., Kansas City, Kan.

Applicants will not be required to receive services through Wyandot Center as a condition of receiving subsidy. However, they will need to meet a set of pre-determined criteria established by Kansas SRS. A qualified mental health professional at Wyandot Center will make the eligibility determination. Applicants must also meet income guidelines — gross annual income should not exceed 50 percent of the median family income for the area, as determined and made available by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

The intention of the funds is to help persons with disabilities obtain affordable rental housing in the community. The program is funded through the federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program and administered by the KHRC.

For information, call (913) 299-4252.

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