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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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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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Program Description
The Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) program provides rent, utility, and internet assistance to households experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID pandemic. Landlords and tenants apply via a joint online process. If the application is approved, the landlord or service provider receives funds directly from KERA and applies KERA funds to the applicant’s account. Approved applicants are eligible for up to 12 months of assistance.
Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
Tenant rents their home.
Tenant’s 2020 household income did not exceed 80 percent of their area’s median income.
At least one member of the tenant household is experiencing documented financial hardship as a result of the COVID pandemic. Hardship may include loss of employment, reduction in household income, or significant COVID-related expenses (medical bills, personal protective equipment, child care costs, equipment or internet costs to enable online work/schooling, etc.).
At least one member of the tenant household is uncertain where they will stay or may become homeless without housing assistance.
Applicant can provide valid proof of identification.
Applicants must not have received assistance from other sources for the same costs and time period for which they are requesting KERA assistance.
Application Process
Landlord completes online certification.
Tenant submits online application.
Landlord and tenant are notified when application is processed.
If approved, landlord and/or service provider(s) receive funds directly from KHRC.
Landlord and/or service provider(s) applies assistance to tenant account.
What does assistance cover?
Up to 12 months of current and past due household rent
Up to three months of prospective rent at a time, even if the household does not have rental arrears
Past due residential utility, home energy (electric, gas, water, sewer, and trash services), and internet expenses
Note: All expenses must have been billed or charged April 1, 2020 or later


To apply for this program please visit the KHRC Website:


Or for more information please contact:

Economic Opportunity Foundation, Inc. (EOF)

c/o Monica Sipple (913) 371-7800





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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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!


 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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