Since you previously qualified for Kansas Emergency Rental Assistance (KERA) and payments have been sent to your landlord and/or service provider(s), you are now eligible to recertify for an additional three months of rental and/or utilities assistance.
If you would like to apply for three months of additional KERA assistance, please follow these steps:
1. Log back into your application dashboard, and click "Reapply." Then click "Begin Application." You will not have to re-enter most of your information unless you need to make updates. As you move through the recertification application, continue to click "Save & Continue," and re-sign each of the application tabs.
If your landlord or their address has changed, be sure to update your landlord's information under the "Assistance" tab.
2. If you haven't already applied to receive internet assistance, you may apply for this assistance as well to receive a one-time $600 lump sum to be applied to past-due or future internet costs. You may also enter any fees that were not previously included in your assistance request. These requests can be made under the "Assistance" tab on your application.
3. To request assistance with utilities, upload your household's most recent bill also under the "Package Submission" tab.
4. Once you've submitted your recertification application, you'll be redirected to the application dashboard. Here, you can access your KERA pre-qualification letter and submit it to your landlord.
You'll be eligible to recertify for an additional three months of assistance once your recertification application has reached the "Payment Sent" status. Eligible tenants are eligible to apply for a total of 15 months of past-due and future rental and/or past-due utilities assistance.