Prairie View $50,000 grant to help with housing for people with mental illness

Prairie View Inc. has been awarded a $50,000 Tenant Based Rental Assistance grant from the Kansas Housing Resources Corp. to help people with severe mental illness afford safe and decent housing.

TBRA awards are funded through the federal HOME Investment Partnerships program administered by KHRC. The grant gives the opportunity of affordable housing for those at or below 50 percent median income.

Prairie View’s grant is targeted at persons with severe and persistent mental illness.

Eligible tenants for this grant must reside in Harvey, Marion or McPherson counties. The awarded funds will offer qualified applicants as much as two years of rental subsidy assistance. House­holds receiving assistance will generally pay no more than 30 percent of their adjusted monthly income for rent.

Prairie View will begin accepting applications for housing assistance on Jan. 10. For more information, contact Megan Thompson, housing program coordinator, at 316-284-6400 or 800-992-6292.