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Household Assistance

Our Household Assistance program is aimed at those who, due to an unexpected crisis, need a one-time, modest, financial assistance to get them back to financial self-sufficiency.

This program considers applications from those who:

  • Can explain how this assistance will enable you to pay your bills in the immediate future

 

  • Have a total household income below 185% of the Federal Poverty Guideline (see chart)

 

  • Have received income within the past 60 days

 

 

  • Live in one of the following counties (unless referred by one of our organizational partners)
    • Jackson, Clay, and Wyandotte 

This program helps with the following needs: 

Past-due Rent and Mortgage

Bishop Sullivan Center provides assistance with rent or mortgage payment if you are at risk of losing your housing.

Please note: 

  • You will not be eligible if you have subsidized housing
  • The lease or mortgage must be in your name
  • You must have lived at this residence for 90 days or more
  • You must have a letter of delinquency, eviction notice, or foreclosure proceeding
  • You must have paid on the bill within the last 90 days

Past-due Utilities

Bishop Sullivan Center provides assistance with electricity, gas, and water bills if that utility is at risk of being shut off or has been shut off in the last 90 days. 

Please note:

  • You may apply for assistance with one utility
  • The utility must be in your name
  • You must have received a disconnect notice
  • If your utility has been disconnected, it must have been shut off for less than 90 days
  • You must have paid on the bill within the last 90 days

Other Assistance

If you are looking for one-time financial assistance that is not otherwise met by Bishop Sullivan Center’s other programs, you may apply for assistance with that need.

Before applying, make sure you have the following:

  • Full names and birthdates for each member of your household
  • Amount and sources of income for each member of your household
  • Information regarding the bill or need you’re looking for assistance with

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for assistance?

All applications can be submitted online by clicking the button on this page that reads, “Apply for Assistance.” If you have questions or need help with the application, please call Bishop Sullivan Center at 816-231-0984.

How much financial assistance can you provide?
Our average amount is a few hundred dollars. Amounts depend on your unique situation.
After completing my application, when can I expect a response?
Depending on the volume of applications, we try to give you a response within 5 working days.
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