KANSAS EMERGENCY RENTAL ASSISTANCE (KERA)
The Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) program provides rent, utility, and internet assistance to households experiencing financial hardship as a result of the COVID pandemic. Landlords and tenants apply via a joint online process. If the application is approved, the landlord or service provider receives funds directly from KERA and applies KERA funds to the applicant’s account. Approved applicants are eligible for up to 12 months of assistance.
To apply, please follow the link below. For assistance completing the application, please contact our office at (316) 262-7035 or (620) 259-6544.
At SCKEDD, we believe our role is to enhance and improve the economic vitality, community infrastructure, and housing quality within the region we serve in Kansas.
We carry out our mission by providing business loans, grants for communities, grants for housing renovation, grants for weatherization, and working with donors to support our mission.
Since 1972, SCKEDD has been partnering with communities located in south-central Kansas to advance economic growth and prosperity for all residents.
Serving a richly diverse and distinctive region, SCKEDD promotes regional strategies, partnerships, and solutions to strengthen the economic competitiveness and quality of life across the region.
These successful partnerships are creating new commercial opportunities, financing innovative community projects and enhancing community housing to attract and support a skills-based workforce.
WHAT WE DO
SCKEDD offers favorable loan programs designed to meet the unique funding needs of entrepreneurs and emerging companies. Working together with local financial institutions, banks, and other peer organizations, SCKEDD’s lending experts are focused on providing crucial startup capital for new innovative companies and financing established companies located in south central Kansas.
SCKEDD's knowledgeable grants writing and administration team works with local communities to attain important grants to improve the quality of life, attract new businesses, accelerate job growth, and encourage new private development.
SCKEDD’s housing specialists partner with communities to renovate existing available housing to attract new residents, a skilled workforce, private investment, and economic growth.
SCKEDD's highly successful weatherization program helps eligible low-income households improve their residential energy efficiency and increase their energy savings. The weatherization program is serving eligible low-income households located in 41 southern Kansas counties.
SCKEDD's highly successful programs are made possible by donations from individuals and businesses like yours. Your donation will fuel new entrepreneurial opportunities to improve the quality of life for many low-income households and advance creative pathways to prosperity throughout south-central Kansas.