RENTAL ASSISTANCE PORTAL

APPLY FOR RENTAL AND UTILITY ASSISTANCE AND FIND COMMUNITY INFORMATION
AND RESOURCES IN CLAY COUNTY

RENTAL ASSISTANCE APPLICATION

Clay County received $3.6 million in funding from the Federal Government as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act or second stimulus for an Emergence Rental Assistance Program. Clay County was a direct recipient due to having over 200,000 residents. Payments go to landlords and utility providers in order to make past due bills whole and potentially cover future needs.

Click the button below to begin the assistance process: 

 

APPLICATION SIGN UP

 

If you live outside Clay in Platte, Ray, or Clinton counties, the State is providing assistance here.

LANDLORD REFERRAL FORM

As a housing provider, you play an important role in helping administrators of Clay County's Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) reach tenants in need of assistance. By completing this referral form, you can identify tenants in your rental property who need assistance and connect United Way to those tenants so that they may complete an ERAP Referral Form. Please note that completing the referral form alone is not sufficient. You must contact your tenant(s) to provide them the tenant application link. In addition, you must provide supporting documents and complete a landlord agreement.

 

REFERRAL FORM

 

Eligibility Requirements

Those seeking assistance must meet the following income and eligibility requirements. An "eligible household" is defined as a renter household where one or more individuals:

  • has qualified for unemployment benefits or experienced a reduction in household income or has incurred significant costs or experienced financial hardship directly or indirectly related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • can demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability including:
    • a past due utility
    • rent or eviction notice
    • any other evidence of such risk
  • has a household income at or below 80 percent of the area median income (AMI)

Eligible applicants must also demonstrate a risk of experiencing homelessness or housing instability (past due rent, eviction notices), if any, as part of the application process. Eligible households may receive up to 12 months assistance. Per Federal guidance, the County’s nonprofit partners prioritize those applications under 50% of area median income and unemployed for at least 90 days

Emergency assistance funding can be used for:

  • Current and past due rent
  • Current and past due utility bills

Local Assistance & PARTNERS

Call United Way at 2-1-1 or 816-474-5111 to be directed to the following agencies for any further assistance:

 

Community Action Agency (https://caagkc.org/)
 

Kearney Enrichment Council (https://www.kearneyfirehouse.org/)

Metro Lutheran Ministry (https://www.mlmkc.org/)


Northland Health Care Access (https://www.nhcakc.org/)

The Salvation Army (https://centralusa.salvationarmy.org/northland/)


Guadalupe Centers (https://guadalupecenters.org/)*
*
Spanish/Español speaking residents

 

EXPENDITURE REPORTS

*Updated as of 010/01/21

2021 YTD

 

For more information, please visit the US Treasury Department's rental assistance page, located here