days hours minutes seconds until tens of millions of renters could lose their homes when the federal eviction moratorium ends. Learn more.

  • State Data Overview

    Across Kansas, there is a shortage of rental homes affordable and available to extremely low income households (ELI), whose incomes are at or below the poverty guideline or 30% of their area median income (AMI). Many of these households are severely cost burdened, spending more than half of their income on housing. Severely cost burdened poor households are more likely than other renters to sacrifice other necessities like healthy food and healthcare to pay the rent, and to experience unstable housing situations like evictions.

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    Renter households that are extremely low income
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    Maximum income for 4-person extremely low income household (state level)
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    Shortage of rental homes affordable and available for extremely low income renters
    $34,185
    Annual household income needed to afford a two-bedroom rental home at HUD's Fair Market Rent.
    70%
    Percent of extremely low income renter households with severe cost burden
  • State Level Partners

    NLIHC Housing Advocacy Organizer

    Brooke Schipporeit

    Brooke Schipporeit

    202.662.1530 x233 | [email protected]

    State Partners

    Kansas Statewide Homeless Coalition

    2001 Haskell Avenue

    Lawrence, KS 66046

    P 785-760-4355

    www.kshomeless.com

    Kate Watson, Executive Director

    [email protected]

    Become an NLIHC State Partner

    NLIHC’s affiliation with our state coalition partners is central to our advocacy efforts. Although our partners' involvement varies, they are all housing and homeless advocacy organizations engaged at the state and federal level. Many are traditional coalitions with a range of members; others are local organizations that serve more informally as NLIHC's point of contact.

    Inquire about becoming a state partner by contacting [email protected]

    Become a Member
  • Housing Trust Fund
    HTF Implementation Information

    NLIHC continues working with leaders in each state and the District of Columbia who will mobilize advocates in support of HTF allocation plans that benefit ELI renters to the greatest extent possible. Please contact the point person coordinating with NLIHC in your state (below) to find out about the public participation process and how you can be involved. Email Brooke Schipporeit with any questions.

    NHTF logo
    Current Year HTF Allocation
    NLIHC Point Person for HTF Advocacy

    Luella Sanders

    Director of Community Impact

    United Way of the Plains; Kansas Interagency Council on Homelessness

    316-267-1321 ext. 4214

    [email protected]

    State Designated Entity:

    Dennis L. Mesa

    Executive Director

    Kansas Housing Resources Corporation

    785-217-2001

    [email protected]

    Official Directly Involved with HTF Implementation:
  • Resources
    Resources

    Housing Profiles

    State Housing Profile

    State Housing Profile: Kansas (PDF)

    Congressional District Housing Profile

    Congressional District Profile: Kansas (PDF)

    Research and Data

    National Housing Preservation Database

    The National Housing Preservation Database is an address-level inventory of federally assisted rental housing in the United States.

    Out of Reach: The High Cost of Housing

    Out of Reach documents the gap between renters’ wages and the cost of rental housing. In Kansas and Nationwide

    The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Rental Homes

    The Gap represents data on the affordable housing supply and housing cost burdens at the national, state, and metropolitan levels. In Kansas and Nationwide

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    Tell Congress to Protect and Expand the National Housing Trust Fund
    Urge Congress to Pass a Budget with Strong Support for Affordable Housing Programs
    Tell Congress that Opportunity Zones Must Benefit Low Income People and Long-Term Residents
  • COVID-19 Resources
    COVID-19 Resources

    NLIHC has estimated a need for no less than $100 billion in emergency rental assistance and broke down the need and cost for each state (download Excel spreadsheet). 

    In response to COVID-19 and its economic fallout, many cities and states are creating or expanding rental assistance programs to support individuals and families impacted by the pandemic, and NLIHC is tracking in-depth information on these programs.  

    You can use the interactive map and searchable database to find state and local emergency rental assistance programs near you. You can also see the latest news on rental assistance programs through the state-by-state news tracker. Note that this is not a comprehensive list of all rental assistance programs as we continue to update frequently. If you are aware of a program not included in our database, please contact [email protected]

    COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Programs

    Across the country, homeless service providers are struggling to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to follow public health guidelines and help ensure people’s safety, some shelters are being forced to reduce services, restrict admittance, or close entirely. The loss of these critical resources puts people experiencing homelessness at even higher risk of illness. Check NLIHC's cumulative list of shelter closings.

    Below is a list of shelters that have had to majorly alter services or completely close:


    No information at this time.

    KC Tenants organized a protest on October 15, calling on Jackson County Circuit Court Presiding Judge David Byrn to halt eviction hearings. About 100 tenants blockaded the county courthouse and shut down virtual eviction proceedings with online disruptions on October 15. KC Tenants and the ACLU filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Jackson County Circuit Court’s procedure for eviction cases, arguing it violates the CDC eviction moratorium.

    Updated on October 19, 2020


    Rent Zero Kansas is calling on County Commissioners to address the growing eviction cliff. The tenants group sent a letter to county commissioners demanding they suspend rent and mortgage payments, strengthen eviction and foreclosure moratoriums, ban utility cut-offs, and protect people experiencing homelessness by providing housing and expanding services.

    Updated on October 14, 2020


    Governor Laura Kelly signed an executive order on August 17 reinstating an eviction and foreclosure moratorium until September 15. Governor Kelly stated that she would renew the moratorium in two weeks if the federal government does not intervene.

    A letter to the editor in the Great Bend Tribune urges Congress and President Trump to resume negotiations and enact a comprehensive relief bill that includes $100 billion in emergency rental assistance, enacts a national eviction moratorium, and increases the maximum SNAP benefit by 15%.

    Updated on August 25, 2020.


    A coalition of social service organizations in Lawrence are leading efforts to house people experiencing homelessness amid the coronavirus pandemic. These organizations, however, do not have the resources to shelter everyone who is experiencing homelessness.

    No information at this time.

    Federal, state, and local eviction moratoriums are rapidly expiring and the CARES Act supplemental unemployment benefits will end soon; at that time, millions of low-income renters will be at risk of losing their homes. The NLIHC estimates at least $100 billion in emergency rental assistance is needed to keep low-income renters stably housed during and after the pandemic. This tracker links to news reports of the growing evictions crisis in various cities and states. Check NLIHC's cumulative list of eviction updates.


    The governor's eviction protections expired May 31. Eviction cases are being held remotely. 

    Updated: August 1


    In the third week of July, one in four adults in Kansas reported they had missed their previous housing payment or had little confidence they would make their next one on time, according to a weekly survey conducted by the Census. In the same survey, over seventy thousand renters reported they had not paid their previous rental payment

    Updated: July 29


    In the first week of July, 40,126 renters in Kansas reported that they had not paid their June rent, and an additional 6,208 reported deferring their rent payment

    Updated: July 16

    COVID-19 Resources Other

    National Media

    What to Know About Housing and Rent During the COVID-19 Emergency? https://tinyurl.com/y74ox85d

    Arbor Realty Trust launched an innovative $2 million rental assistance program to help thousands of tenants and families significantly impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Arbor is contributing $1 million to the program and participating borrowers will match Arbor's advances to its tenants in need to help fill the rent gap during the hard-hit months of May and June. Together, the partnership program will provide $2 million in relief. https://tinyurl.com/y9r6x9vb