Affordable Housing Help for Low Income Families
Homelessness should be rare, brief, and one-time.
How can we help?
MHC receives a grant every year to help low-income families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Families living in overcrowded conditions with family and friends, in a hotel, or have a court-ordered eviction, may qualify for our program. We can help with finding a decent, affordable place to live and with the financial costs of moving into a new place – deposit, first month’s rent, and set up of utilities.
Families must have children under the age of 18 living with them at least 50% of the time. Those who are 18 and still in high school also qualify.
What makes our program different?
We do not get a family into a home and then walk away. We want to address the concerns that put them into this situation.
Our goal is to work with families for a minimum of 6 months. During that time, we provide access to other helpful resources and address employment and transportation concerns. Once the family has moved in, they start paying a small amount towards rent and utilities. Each month they take on more and more of the financial responsibilities and MHC pays a little less, until the family is 100% responsible for all costs.
Who qualifies for help?
If you . . .
have a low-income – see the chart below – must not make more than amount indicated for family size to be eligible for program
are homeless or at-risk of homelessness within the next 3 weeks
have children under the age of 18 living with you
are a resident of McPherson County
have received a court-ordered eviction notice
are living in the home of friends or family due to economic hardship
exiting a publicly-funded institution or system of care
living in a hotel/motel not paid for by a government or charitable organization
are experiencing domestic violence
have moved 2 or more times due to economic reasons in a 60-day period
are willing to commit to participation at least 6 months of case management
You may qualify for assistance.
Make 30% or less of the Area Median Income (AMI) for household size
Contact us at:
McPherson Housing Coalition (620) 241-7828 x16 or 17
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