Funds available for rental assistance through Wyandot Center

December 1, 2015

Wyandot Center is now accepting applications for temporary rental assistance for those with mental health issues through a grant awarded to the community mental health center by Kansas Housing Resources Corporation. Wyandot Center is one of 13 agencies designated awarded funds for Tenant Based Rental Assistance, receiving a $70,000 grant.

Sherrie Watkins-Alvey, senior director of housing and employment services, said to be eligible, persons must be Wyandotte County residents who are at or below 60 percent of the area median income, and the head of the household or spouse must be a person with a psychiatric disability certified by a physician. Persons experiencing homelessness and those returning to the community after incarceration will receive preference.

Receiving services through Wyandot Center is not an eligibility requirement. There are no restrictions on the number of persons in the household. Households generally pay no more than 30 percent of their income for rent with assistance from this grant.

Applications are available at from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at Wyandot Center, 1301 N. 47th St., Kansas City, Kan. Applicants can enter the building marked Adult Services and inquire at the reception desk. For more information or to receive an application by mail, contact Shevella Gatson, TBRA program administrator, Kim Wilson Housing, at 913-288-4211 or

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