Recent updates to KERA — Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance — are allowing the state to serve more Kansans who need help with rent, utility and internet payments.
Gabi Sprague is the new human services program manager for Douglas County. She’ll focus on preventing homelessness and helping unify the work of local social service agencies. Though the title is new for Sprague, the work isn’t.
People living in Brookwood Mobile Home Park say they’ve faced challenges ranging from delayed maintenance and sewage in the streets to rejection of rental assistance and threats of eviction.
A new fund from the Lawrence-Douglas County Housing Authority aims to reduce high barriers for people to get housing by spurring landlords to loosen some screening requirements and agree to lease their units.
A new eviction moratorium issued by the CDC should cover most Kansas renters, but stakeholders and advocates agree it is only a temporary solution demanding further action.
A virtual forum on housing issues in Douglas and Shawnee counties is set for May 19.
“It may sound like hyperbole at first, but if the current real estate trends in Lawrence continue at the current pace, soon it may be nearly impossible to buy a single-family home in Lawrence for less than $200,000,” Ryan Desch writes.
Kirk King says more and more homeless people camp by the Kansas River every month. He is calling on lawmakers to act.
The Lawrence City Commission has removed the extension of 27th Street through Mutt Run dog park from the city’s capital improvement plan.
On the Lawrence City Commission’s agenda for Tuesday: an apology to the Kaw Nation, a road through Mutt Run dog park and more.
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