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Grant Program Focuses on Community Redevelopment Legal Assistance and Foreclosure Prevention

Monday, May 14, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Meg Wickham
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Grant Program Focuses on Community Redevelopment Legal Assistance and Foreclosure Prevention Legal Assistance

May 14, 2018

Today, the Kansas Bar Foundation (KBF) is opening the application process for their 2019 Community Redevelopment and Homeowners’ Assistance grant program which provides funds to legal aid organizations in Kansas for the provision of legal assistance relating to foreclosure prevention and community redevelopment benefitting Kansas residents. This multi-year program will offer several grants of up to $50,000 per year. Legal aid organizations eligible for these grants include any not-for-profit organization (or distinct part of such organization) in Kansas that regularly provide civil legal assistance to low-income individuals or groups without charge or at a greatly reduced cost.

The KBF has awarded $625,000 over the last three years to Kansas Legal Services. Their projects include providing direct legal assistance to the public for services involving foreclosure prevention and providing outreach and education about housing stability issues that include foreclosure prevention, loan modification and working with lenders to implement reasonable payment plans. KLS is also providing legal assistance to individuals facing barriers to stable housing and assistance to neighborhood organizations working on creating safer and more secure neighborhoods.

“Funding from the Kansas Bar Foundation has enabled Kansas Legal Services to serve many Kansas families who are on the brink of major life decisions or at risk of losing their homes. Some families are one paycheck away from foreclosure and an unexpected expense that can throw their lives into chaos. Other Kansans may need guidance on resolving legal barriers that may be the only obstacle between them and their families’ opportunity to live in stable, affordable housing. These are the Kansans helped by Kansas Legal Services through the generous funding from the Community Redevelopment and Homeowners’ Assistance Fund grant,” explained Marilyn Harp, Executive Director, Kansas Legal Services.

If you are interested in submitting an application to be funded through this program, please visit http://www.ksbar.org/mpage/crha_grant to learn about the grant process and eligibility requirements. Proposals for 2019 funding are due by June 29, 2018.

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Contact:
Anne Woods, Director of Public Services/IOLTA Director
Kansas Bar Association/Kansas Bar Foundation
Email: awoods@ksbar.org
Direct: (785) 861-8838
Main: (785) 234-5696

 

About the Kansas Bar Foundation

For over 60 years, the Kansas Bar Foundation has funded opportunities for the citizens of Kansas for charitable and educational projects that foster the welfare, honor, and integrity of the legal system by improving its accessibility, equality, and uniformity, and by enhancing the public opinion of the role of lawyers in our society. Since 1984, with funding from Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts, the Foundation has awarded more than $4 million in grants to provide legal services to those who cannot afford them and for law related educational programs. www.ksbar.org/kbf