Eviction prevention is one of three targeted areas of investments in the latest round of funding awarded by the Kansas City Regional COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, which was established to address critical needs for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The $1 million award will support a collaborative partnership to help those in danger of being evicted or losing their homes through foreclosure as a result of the coronavirus-caused recession. This round of funding also supports programs to increase COVID-19 testing and other public health efforts supporting vulnerable populations and essential workers, childcare and out-of-school time programs, and broader digital access to support remote learning, economic opportunities and telehealth.
Available support through the eviction prevention program includes:
Individuals needing assistance are asked to call 211, United Way of Greater Kansas City’s help and information line, or visit the website. They will be directed to the appropriate social service agency for help. In some cases, the call specialist can help with necessary forms while on the call.
During the federal eviction moratorium in effect until Dec. 31, those facing eviction also need to file a declaration to avoid being evicted for non-payment of rent but may still seek help from 211.