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National Community Reinvestment Coalition in 1996. The grant will allow HCCI to continue their comprehensive housing counseling program, providing credit, tenant-landlord, pre- purchase and mortgage default counseling. Counseling services are provided on a face-to-face basis as well as through the use of toll-free telephone lines; e: mail; and the internet. Counselors will also travel to visit clients, who have a disability, in their homes. Counseling sessions, written materials and oral presentations/workshops are also available in Spanish. The HCCI’s Kansas Tenants Handbook is also printed in Braille. HHCI has partnered with the cities of Topeka and Lawrence resulting in the development of Consolidated Plans; Topeka Affordable Housing Alliance; Practitioners Panel, Rental Housing in Kansas, HOYO; Kansas Housing Partners and many other organizations to provide services to the under- served areas of the state and areas of increased minority populations.

Northeast Kansas Community Action Program, Inc. Hiawatha, KS $9,168 Northeast Kansas Community Action Program (NEK-CAP) is a certified Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) that administers approximately $6 million per year in services in the northeast Kansas area including Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Jackson, Jefferson, Leavenworth, Marshall, Nemaha and Pottawatomie counties. The grant will be used to continue comprehensive housing counseling services in pre-rental, pre-purchase, credit, mortgage default, rent delinquency and HECM counseling for approximately 3,000 very low, and low-to-moderate income people in rural communities. NEK-CAP’s participation supports the objectives of the Kansas Consolidated Plan and the National Affordable Housing Act of 1990 by ensuring that all residents have access to decent shelter and homeownership opportunities. NEK-CAP is actively involved with local banks, educational institutions and utility companies; Doniphan County’s Homeowner’s Rehabilitation/ADA program and development of the One-Stop Center; Social Rehabilitation Services; the Community Development Department; and the Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka.

Urban League of Wichita, Inc. Wichita, KS $4,501 Urban League of Wichita, a non-profit agency founded in 1954, has provided housing and fair housing advocacy services in southern and western Kansas for the past 46 years. The grant will be used to provide housing counseling services related to rental, tenant-landlord relations, and fair housing law counseling for low-income minority populations; mortgage default counseling; and HECM counseling for elderly populations. The League of Wichita is actively involved with the Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing, Wichita Habitat for Humanity, Mennonite Housing Services Rehabilitation, Inc. and the cities of Liberal, Garden City, Dodge City and Wichita.


Kentucky Housing Corporation Frankfort, KY $49,420


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