Kansas is accepting mortgage, property tax and utility assistance applications

Governor Laura Kelly announces nearly $25 million has supported more than 2,300 Kansas homeowners

The program is still accepting applications for mortgages, property taxes and utility assistance

TOPEKA – Governor Laura Kelly announced that six months after its launch, the Kansas Homeowners Assistance Fund (KHAF) has distributed $24.8 million in mortgages, property taxes and utility assistance to 2,321 Kansas homeowners.

“Housing is vital for a strong workforce and a resilient economy,” Governor Laura Kelly said. “This program provides much-needed relief to Kansans, and my administration will continue to support homeowners by reducing property taxes and expanding affordable housing.”

The Kelly administration provided Temporary Relief Initiative funding distributed by the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) to help Kansas homeowners experiencing pandemic-related financial hardship avoid foreclosure and catch up on their mortgages and property taxes. The program helps with mortgage payments, property taxes and fees, utility and internet costs, and more.

“Housing stability is essential for strong families, healthy communities and a thriving economy,” said Ryan Vincent, executive director of the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC). .”

Currently, 2,321 KHAF applications have received assistance and additional funds remain to help homeowners. Kansans who have fallen behind on their mortgage and/or property tax payments are encouraged to apply now.

Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

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Kansans requesting KHAF assistance are encouraged to apply online. If approved, funds are paid directly to the service provider(s), who apply them to the owner’s account(s).

More than 200 mortgage managers join the KHAF program as participating lenders. The program will remain open until the program funds are fully expended. Owners are encouraged to apply as early as possible to ensure their application is processed in a timely manner.

Applicants needing assistance can call 1-855-307-KHAF (5423) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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The KHAF program is administered by the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC), an independent, public, nonprofit corporation committed to helping Kansans access the safe, affordable housing they need and the dignity they deserve. KHRC serves as the state’s housing finance agency, administering essential housing and community programs to serve the Kansans.

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