Utilities should be doing more to support low-income customers, and anyone who is at risk of having their services cut off. That’s why Build Power MoKan was created, and that’s what we will continue to fight for.
As that fight continues, we have compiled this list of assistance programs. If you notice that a resource is missing, if one of these links no longer works, or if you have any other questions or feedback, you can contact Build Power MoKan by emailing BuildPowerMoKan@gmail.com.
Kansas Assistance Resources
Click here for a Kansas Corporation Commission map of utility and weatherization related assistance programs available across Kansas.
Click here for Kansas Housing Resources Corporation information on emergency rental assistance.
Click here for Kansas Housing Resources Corporation information on weatherization assistance.
Click here for Kansas Department for Children and Families information on the Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP), which provides help with energy bills.
Click here for partner service information from Community Action Partnership, which includes links to services like weatherization, rent and utility support, and more.
Click here for East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation (ECKAN) information about weatherization programs.
Click here for South Central Kansas Economic Development District (SCKEDD) information about weatherization programs.
Click here for North Central Regional Planning Commission information about weatherization programs.
People in Kansas City, Kansas, can call 211 for information regarding utility assistance programs.
Click here for Cross Lines Community Outreach information about rent/utility assistance to Wyandotte County residents.
Missouri Assistance Resources
Click here for Missouri Department of Social Services information on the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), which provides help with energy bills.
Click here for Missouri Department of Natural Resources information on the Low-Income Weatherization Assistance Program (LIWAP).
Click here for Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri information about weatherization programs.
Click here for the Community Action Partnership, which provides resources for for children, families, and those in need.
Click here for Central Missouri Community Action information on weatherization programs.
Click here for United Way of Greater Kansas City information about emergency rental assistance program; available to Kansas City, MO, residents only.
Click here for the Missouri Valley Community Action Agency (MVCAA), which has information and assistance programs for children, families, and for paying utility bills.
Reconciliation Services, at 3101 Troost Ave in Jackson County, is providing water funds and resources to help pay for medical needs. Call 816-931-4751 to ask about availability.
Redemptorist Center, at 207 Linwood Blvd, Kansas City, MO, is providing rental, mortgage, and utility assistance to residents of Jackson County. Click here to apply online.
Metro Lutheran Ministry, at 3031 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO, is providing water bill assistance. Call 816-931-0027 for more information.
Bishop Sullivan Center is providing rental, mortgage, and utility assistance to Jackson County residents. Click here to apply online.
Residents of the CCED Sales Tax District in Kansas City, Missouri—the area bounded by Ninth Street on the north, Gregory Boulevard on the south, The Paseo Boulevard on the west, and Indiana Avenue on the east— may apply for up to $3,000 through the Essential Services Fund to help cover rent, mortgage, utility, grocery, transportation, or quarantine-related hotel expenses. Click here to apply online.
Metro Lutheran Ministry provides services for all of Clay County and Platte County (including Pleasant Valley, MO). Click here to apply online.
Mutual Aid Resources
The Merry Outlaw has a solidarity fund for medium and large asks, $100-150+. Tenants will need to be able to create an account on the website, and have a Venmo or Cash App account connected to their bank account.
KC Mutual Aid Collective has a solidarity fund for important and crucial supplies such as medicine and groceries, $100 or less: email@example.com (works best) or or (816) 226-7575
WyCo Mutual Aid is providing help for groceries, gas, rent, utilities and any other costs that community members incur. People can put in mutual aid requests by DM’ing or joining the group or by emailing them firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tenants can contact AIRR (Advocates for Immigrant Rights and Reconciliation) ASAP at (913) 229-6183 if you hear about a local abuse of an immigrant, refugee, or asylum seeker, such as ICE activity or landlord abuse.
El Centro can provide one-time Emergency Assistance for those in need. In Wyandotte County, they can assist with utility assistance and in Johnson County, they can assist with utility bills or rent. Tenants must make an appointment for an in-person consultation with an Economic Empowerment Manager for this service. To receive this service, they require that you complete a financial literacy course. If you have any questions or comments about a program, please contact El Centro at (913) 677-0100. Call on Mondays at 8am to set up an appointment.
National Immigration Legal Services Directory may be suggested for immigration legal services providers across state, county and detention facility databases. Only nonprofit organizations that provide free or low-cost immigration legal services are included in this directory. If you have questions, please see the list of frequently asked questions or email the organization at email@example.com.