Hero Cares Act

Johnson County CARES Act Housing Assistance Fund

The Johnson County Commission created an eviction prevention fund to assist Johnson County residents at risk of losing their housing during the COVID-19 crisis. The fund provides rent, mortgage and utility assistance to eligible households, with the goal of preventing the loss of housing and the resulting risk of increased spread of COVID-19.

United Way of Greater Kansas City is administering the fund in partnership with social service providers in the county. Johnson County residents may submit an application for assistance, which will then be reviewed by a case worker, who will contact the applicant for additional documentation.

This application for assistance is for Johnson County, Kansas residents only. If you are not a Johnson County resident, please contact United Way by dialing 2-1-1 or 816-474-5112.

To seek housing assistance, an applicant must be a renter whose name is on the lease agreement for their residence or mortgage holder.  To seek utility assistance, an applicant must have a utility account for their residence in their name. 

Eligibility for assistance is limited to households with annual income at or below 80% of the Area Median Income, or $73,417, who are experiencing financial hardship that places them at risk of losing their housing.

If approved, assistance will be paid directly to the landlord or utility company, not the applicant.

To submit an application, click the link below, then complete and submit the application form.

NOTE: the application form cannot be partially completed and saved—so do not close your browser while you are completing it.

Click here for a PDF version of the application that you may use to prepare your application, and then use the PDF version to assist you in entering your application into the online form.

Start Your Application

After submitting your application, you will be contacted by a case worker who will gather additional information and keep you apprised of the status of your application.

Our goal is to contact all applicants within one week of submission of the application.