Tucked inside a modest brick building, a small team has been working for years to help individuals in Wyandotte County who have a history of being chronically homeless. The goal of Beacon Homes, a permanent supportive housing program, is to meet people where they are. The program provides affordable housing, as well as supportive services, to help adults on their journey to independent living.
Kim Wilson Housing has received an $80,000 grant from the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) to provide rental assistance to low-income Wyandotte County residents. Applications for the rental assistance will be available from now until the funds run out.
Last fall, a woman called Kim Wilson Housing to see if they could help find a home for her homeless brother. Jim (not his real name) lived with depression and had recently experienced a series of strokes that left him unable to work.
This month, the Kim Wilson Housing Team celebrated 10 years of providing innovative housing solutions for the most vulnerable populations. KWH works closely with Wyandot Behavioral Health Network and many other direct service organizations that work with individuals experiencing homelessness, severe mental illness, disabilities and other challenges that make it difficult to find and maintain housing.