Located at 417 N Broadway in Pittsburg, southeast-kansas-services provides Rent/Utility Assistance as well as Case Management services in order to stabilize families in crises. For intakes, please call (620)-235-0633 between 9 am and 1 pm, Monday through Thursday.
Southeast Kansas Services at Catholic Charities is a program that provides assistance as a means of keeping people in their homes while helping them handle their family’s daily needs. The program serves people who are the working poor, unemployed or who have been unable to work because of disability or illness, or those receiving fixed incomes or limited government assistance. The focus is on preventing the situation from worsening and guiding families toward goals that meet their daily needs.
Eligibility is based on three criteria:
The assistance will prevent homelessness (keep a person in their home for 30 days)
The client submits all requested verifications
When we create a budget we can identify where the money has gone and that it is spent appropriately (i.e. on bills, etc.)
There are no income guidelines for assistance, only the eligibility criteria. Assistance may be given once in 12 months for rent and once in 12 months for utilities, but the assistance may not occur within the same six-month period.
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