COVID-19 has left many Douglas County tenants and landlords facing a difficult financial reality. Households, with otherwise stable incomes, have fallen behind on rent in order to secure other vital needs. Landlords and tenants are struggling. Landlords do not want to evict good tenants and face costs of untimely turnover, nor do they want to increase the health risks to the community.
At Tenants to Homeowners, we recognize the valuable service provided by our fellow landlords and we understand the conflict that arises when a tenant is unable to pay rent due to a Covid-19 income disruption. The Housing Stabilization Collaborative (HSC) has been created to ensure that renters remain housed and landlords continue to receive on-time payments.
Tenants to Homeowners and Family Promise of Lawrence have formed the HSC to provide rental assistance, resource navigation, tenant/landlord mediation and microloan options for low-income Douglas County renters whose incomes have been compromised by COVID-19. Eligible tenants can receive up to $4000 in rental assistance, arrears, or move-in expenses to keep them housed.
TTH (for tenants without children) firstname.lastname@example.org or FP (for tenants with children) email@example.com or send tenant directly to the online application at: https://tenants-to-homeowners.org/hsc-application/