Housing and Human Services
Douglas County works closely with community partners and state and local agencies to expand access to supportive housing and respond to the needs of our houseless community members.
Housing Stabilization Collaborative
The Housing Stabilization Collaborative (HSC) exists to support community members in accessing and affording sustainable housing through our rental and utility assistance program, landlord engagement best practices, monthly rental availability list, and partnership with local social service agencies. As a collaborative, we work towards reducing and eliminating housing barriers for renters as well as working with local landlords to provide safe and affordable housing.
Coalition for Human Services
Convened by the United Way of Douglas County and the Douglas County Administrator's Office, the CHS is a multisector collective impact coalition that works collaboratively to meet the health and human service needs of Douglas County and to create equitable, trauma informed systems and services that increase access to care. The Coalition meets monthly, and meetings are open to all interested persons. For more information contact Gabi Sprague at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lawrence-Douglas County Resource Guide
Need help paying your bills, finding healthcare or transportation, or getting assistance with food, clothing, or shelter?
Help Prevent An Eviction
The Housing Stabilization Collaborative partners with Building Peace, Inc. to offer free mediation services for landlords and tenants. A landlord or tenant can initiate an application.
- Ballard Center
- Willow Domestic Violence Center
- Centro Hispano
- Family Promise
- Tenants to Homeowners
- Lawrence Community Shelter
- Lawrence Public Library
- United Way of Douglas County
- Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas
- Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center
- Douglas County Sheriff Reentry Program
- Salvation Army