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Metropolitan KC Resources
Homeless Hotline – Crisis Hotline-24 HRS (816) 474-4599
Youth Homeless Hotline – Crisis Hotline-24 HRS
Buying a Home – From the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
- Tools and resources for homebuyers from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau(CFPB)
Kansas City Housing Resources
Greater Kansas City Housing Information Center www.greaterkchousinginformationcenter.org
HUD Resource Locator
HUD Resource Locator – Find housing authorities, affordable rental housing, homeless resources, affordable elderly and special needs housing and much more.
HUD Home Ownership Resources
Individuals with Disabilities
Programs to subsidize Home Ownership
Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas
Several of Catholic Charities Emergency Assistance Centers offer housing programs through HUD. These programs assist homeless families in finding long term, affordable housing and also provide wrap around support services. Program eligibility is determined by HUD guidelines and assessments. Enrollment is based on eligibility and availability of funding.
2220 Central Ave.
Kansas City, KS 66102
716 North 5th St.
Leavenworth, KS 66048
333 East Poplar
Olathe, KS 66061
9806 W. 87th St.
Overland Park, KS 66212
502 Kansas Avenue
Atchison, KS 66002
1525 West 6th St
Lawrence, KS 66044
Shalom House-Men’s Shelter
2100 North 13th Street
Kansas City, KS 66104
Each day, Shalom House opens its doors to 24 men of all faiths in need of shelter, food and companionship. Services are provided at no charge and include a safe place to sleep, eat dinner and breakfast, shower (toiletries and other necessities provided), do laundry and get clothing. In addition, men get employment assistance as well as referrals for medical care. Resources and the encouragement help residents to develop a plan to successfully transition to permanent housing.
- CHES, Inc.: Dedicated to empowering low to moderate income individuals and families with the knowledge and confidence necessary for long-term financial & homeownership success. 816-533-7417 / www.chesinc.org
- Community Housing of Wyandotte County: CHWC exists to serve the families and neighborhoods of Kansas City, Kansas/Wyandotte County. 913-342-7580 / www.chwckck.org
- Community Services League: To assist communities in reaching their potential by providing immediate relief to people in need, assessing their situations, and providing solutions that lead to economic stability. 816-254-4100 / www.cslcares.org
- Habitat for Humanity Kansas City: is the seventh oldest affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International. Mission Statement: Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, community and hope. 816-924-1096 / www.habitatkc.org
- NHS of KCMO: NHS has three distinct departments: Real Estate Development, HomeOwnership Center, and Community Relations. 816-822-7703 / www.nhsofkcmo.org
- Westside Housing: is the only CDC in Kansas City, Missouri that includes a significant focus on serving the Latino community, advocating on a range of social, political and housing issues. 816-421-8048 / www.westsidehousing.org
- Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD): www.hud.gov
- Understand your rights as a homeowner (Kansas and Missouri).
- Need to find utility assitance? Homeless resources? Help paying rent? A food pantry? Help getting your finances in order? Resources for your children? Find these resources and much more.United Way’s 2-1-1 is a great resource for everyday needs that aren’t quite 9-1-1 emergencies. United Way 2-1-1 spans a 23-county area, including 7 counties in Kansas and 16 in Missouri, and has access to thousands of resources. Call 2-1-1 and you’ll reach a trained, caring professional, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It’s free and confidential. Visit http://www.unitedwaygkc.org/find-support/united-way-2-1-1For additional information about United Way’s 2-1-1 services: call (816) 474-5112 or toll free at (866) 320-5764.
- 9 County Metropolitan RegionMy Resource Connection links individuals to resources that can help meet their needs: groceries, clothing, housing, health care, transportation, food pantries, rental payment assistance, employment, veteran’s services, utility assistance, mental health support, early childhood education and much more. Search for resources by zip code and/or county. Visit http://ims.jocogov.org/rc/default.aspx.Go to Resource Connection and select the Jobs, Apartments or Services tabs for additional information.