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We currently offers “Housing and Beyond” to homeless individuals in Butler, Harvey,  Sumner, and Cowley Counties. This is a “Housing First” approach that prioritizes providing permanent housing to people experiencing homelessness, thus ending their homelessness and serving as a platform from which they can pursue personal goals and improve their quality of life.

This approach is guided by the belief that people need basic necessities like food and a place to live before attending to other critical components, such as getting a job, budgeting properly, or attending to substance use issues. Additionally, Housing First is based on the theory that client choice is valuable in housing selection and supportive service participation, and that exercising that choice is likely to make a client more successful in remaining housed and improving their life.

Housing First provides rental assistance that varies in duration depending on the household’s needs. Consumers sign a standard lease and are able to access supports as necessary to help them do so. A variety of services may be used to promote housing stability and well-being during and following housing placement

Similar to the Case Management process, if you begin the “Housing and Beyond” program you will work directly with a Mid-Kansas CAP Coordinator on both short- and long-term goals, including, but not limited to: Money Management, Health and Stress Management, Family and Social Support Skills, Job Training, and and more.

If you believe this resource could benefit you, or someone you know, please use the “APPLY HERE” option or call the Mid-Kansas CAP office at 316-775-3000 to schedule your first appointment.

The Mid-Kansas Community Action Agency (Mid-KS CAP) does not discriminate against any person because of disability, race, color, religion, sex, marital status, familial status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, source of income, and/or domestic partnership in accessing, applying for or receiving assistance, or in treatment or employment in any of its programs or activities. The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in the sale, rental or financing of housing on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability and familial status. Federal law also prohibits discrimination on the basis of age. Complaints of discrimination may be forwarded to the Administrator, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, U.S. Department of HUD, Washington, D.C. 20410.