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OUR MISSION

To mobilize necessary resources to address the causes and conditions of poverty in Wyandotte County. To assist low-income residents in moving towards self-sufficiency

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EOF INC.,

The Economic Opportunity Foundation is a nonprofit private organization established under the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 to fight America's War on Poverty. The Economic Opportunity Foundation Inc. helps people to help themselves in achieving self-sufficiency. 


Since 1965, EOF has mobilized necessary resources to address the causes and conditions of poverty in Wyandotte County to assist low-income residents to move toward self-sufficiency. Partnering with  local agencies, including local churches, and United Way to bring many needed anti-poverty services to Wyandotte County, including:

  • Emergency Assistance helping families obtain needed supports such as utility and rent assistance, and mortgage default counseling, to address emergency situations.
  • Employment Services working with unemployed residents on job preparation and placement assistance.
  • Case Management Services working with low-income families on self-sufficiency and goal achievement.
  • Senior Commodity Distribution providing food assistance to low-income elderly and disabled individuals 60 and above.
  • Housing Services working with unemployed/low-income residents who are either Homeless, Needing Housing, Needing Housing Assistance with rent/mortgage assistance or needing help with the everyday needs regarding their housing situation.

The Promise of Community Action:

     "Community Action changes people's lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities, and makes America a better place to live.  We care about the entire community, and we are dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other."

 

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KANSAS EVICTION PREVENTION PROGRAM(KEEP)

 Home has never been more important. Our homes have always provided shelter, but in the midst of the COVID pandemic, home has become so much more. Home is where we receive our health care, educate our children, conduct business, and connect virtually for worship services, community meetings, and social gatherings. 

   

The economic impact of the pandemic has left many Kansans unemployed or underemployed, uncertain how they will pay rent. While moratoriums provide temporary protection from eviction, rent continues to accrue each month, leaving tenants unsure how they will pay arrears, and leaving landlords without monthly income to pay bills and manage maintenance and upkeep.  

  

Through the KEPP program, landlords and tenants apply for up to $5000 per household to pay delinquent rental payments dating as far back as April 1, 2020. Payments will be made directly to the landlord, who must agree not to evict the household for nonpayment of rent for the months of KEPP assistance received. Landlords must also agree to waive any late fees accrued during the months for which assistance is received. 

 

  

To apply for this program please visit the KHRC Website: www.kshousingcorp.org

 

Or for more information please contact:

Economic Opportunity Foundation, Inc. (EOF)

c/o Monica Sipple (913) 371-7800

msipple@eofkck.org

 

PROGRAMS

 

HOUSING / EMERGENCY SERVICES

Helping A FamilyThe Social Services Program is responsible for the operation of outreach to the community of Wyandotte County, Kansas and its low-income population. The Community Action Center serve as a central point in the community to seek out resources for emergency services.
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EMPLOYMENT SERVICES PROGRAM

SERVICES PROVIDED

Job Search Assessment, Counseling, Resume Building, Transportation Assistance, Free Drug Testing, Spanish Language Assistance, Computer Job Search Assistance and more!

Contact the Employment Services Program at (913) 371-7800 and schedule an appointment to learn of program requirements and potential jobs!

DETAILS ABOUT KEPP/HOUSING

 Dear Partners and Friends, 

 

Home has never been more important. Our homes have always provided shelter, but in the midst of the COVID pandemic, home has become so much more. Home is where we receive our health care, educate our children, conduct business, and connect virtually for worship services, community meetings, and social gatherings.

  

The economic impact of the pandemic has left many Kansans unemployed or underemployed, uncertain how they will pay rent. While moratoriums provide temporary protection from eviction, rent continues to accrue each month, leaving tenants unsure how they will pay arrears, and leaving landlords without monthly income to pay bills and manage maintenance and upkeep. 

  

Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) has worked closely with the Kelly administration, the Office of Recovery, and the Department of Children and Families to create the Kansas Eviction Prevention Program (KEPP). KEPP is designed to decrease evictions and increase housing stability by assisting landlords and tenants experiencing financial hardship due to the COVID pandemic. 

 

Through the KEPP program, landlords and tenants apply for up to $5000 per household to pay delinquent rental payments dating as far back as April 1, 2020. Payments will be made directly to the landlord, who must agree not to evict the household for nonpayment of rent or to charge late fees for the months KEPP assistance is received.

 

The KEPP program is funded through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, also known as the CARES Act. Program funds are limited and only available for a short time, and applications will be processed in the order received. Submit your application as soon as possible to increase your likelihood of receiving assistance.  

 

Ready to learn more and apply? Visit the KEPP web page to get started.

 

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