HOUSING AND UTILITIES
Calling any one of these agencies is a good starting place for families who may need financial assistance or support. Community Action, Doorstep, Let’s Help, Inc., Catholic Charities, and The Salvation Army all refer to one another. Rent and utility help can be provided through appointments with these agencies if the family meets the requirements. Other services such as gas, bus tickets, prescription, or dental help can be provided on a walk-in basis. These agencies recommend calling before visiting to confirm hours, availability of funding, and any necessary paperwork before visiting the agency in person.
38% of Franchise Fee Credit Funds Remain
The 2015 Franchise Fee Credit Program continues, although only 38% of the funds remain. The funds will be exhausted soon, it is well-advised for eligible qualifiers to sign up as quickly as possible.
CRC administers the Franchise Fee Credit Program, a City of Topeka program that provides eligible households a standardized credit by a utility. Each approved household can qualify for up to $175 in credit for the calendar year 2015.
To qualify for the City of Topeka Franchise Fee Credit Program you must:
Be a city resident (homeowner or renter) with electric, gas, water/waste AND
Have a household income of less than $32,400; AND
Be born before January 1, 1959, OR be blind OR totally and permanently disabled OR have a dependent child living at home under the age of 18
Those who meet the requirements listed above can come to Avondale East NET Center, 455 SE Golf Park Blvd, Topeka KS 66605. We accept walk-in clients on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Have an appointment? Below are the documents you need to bring with you:
Kansas ID or Drivers License
Copy of each of the bills eligible for the program: electric, gas, water, wastewater (eligible bills must be in your name)
Proof of income - either a 2015 tax return or a social security award letter for all residents in the house
Documentation for dependents under 18 living in the house: birth certificate and social security card