Hawkeye Area Community Action Program, Inc. is a Community Action Agency started in 1965. The Eastern Iowa service area includes six counties. The twelve major programs or services the agency provides include: Head Start, WIC, Food Reservoir, Energy Assistance, Transitional/Supportive Housing, Weatherization/Repair, Child Care Resource & Referral Center, Rural Elderly Nutrition & Support, Community Services, employment Assistance Program, Homeless Children’s Trust, and Food Service Special Contracts. HACAP delivers comprehensive housing counseling services including advice and assistance for homelessness, pre-occupancy, mortgage default and rent delinquency, post-occupancy, home improvement and rehabilitation, displacement and relocation, and pre-foreclosure sales. The grant will be used to work with banks to provide HUD Help and HECM training and to work with the Civil Rights Commission to help provide information and awareness of Fair Housing Practices. KANSAS
Consumer Credit Counseling Service, Inc. of Salina Salina, KS $19,541 Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS), a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, provides housing counseling services in 72 counties located in central and western Kansas. The grant will enable them to continue to provide credit, mortgage default, rental, and pre-purchase counseling to low-to-moderate income persons, first-time homebuyers, minority populations and persons with disabilities. CCCS is a member of the Salina Area Community Service Council and the Kansas Department of Human Resources’ Rapid Response Team. They provide on-site counseling services at McConnell Air Force Base. CCCS partners with many businesses, financial institutions and government entities to decrease incidents of discrimination in housing, promote prudent financial management practices and increase homeownership opportunities within their service area.
City Visions Ministries, Inc. Kansas City, KS $3,241 City Vision Ministries has been providing housing counseling services to first time buyers since 1994. Through Project HOMELIFE, CVM works with families in Wyandotte and Johnson counties in Kansas and Jackson, Clay and Platte counties in Missouri. This grant will assist them in marketing their housing counseling services with the use of billboards, posters and brochures to expand client base to Caucasians and Asian-Americans. City Vision Ministries is planning to add lower level office space to improve the services available to persons with disabilities.
Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. Topeka, KS $24,209 Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. (HCCI) is a local, regional and statewide agency headquartered in Topeka, Kansas. Three satellite offices are located in Lawrence, Manhattan and Emporia. This agency has been a certified housing counseling agency for 21 years and services 19 counties in Northeast Kansas as well as statewide. HCCI was awarded the national Urban Award for Excellence for its homelessness-to-homeownership programs by the