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Housing and Human Services

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.

Health and Human Services Building

Human Services Building

Address 2518 Ridge Ct, Lawrence, KS 66046

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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.

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Coalition for Human Services

Convened by the United Way of Douglas County and the Douglas County Administrator's Office, the Coalition for Human Services 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. The coalition also has an active listserv for health and human service providers to share resources, information, and referrals. For more information contact Gabi Sprague at gsprague@douglascountyks.org.

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Housing Assistance

Need help paying for rent or utilities?

Assistance is available for Douglas County through the Housing Stabilization Collaborative. For utilities, applicants will need to attach a copy of their bill(s). For rent, applicants will need to attach a document from their landlord showing the amount owed.

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Resources

 

Lawrence-Douglas County Resource Guide

Need help paying your bills, finding healthcare or transportation, or getting assistance with food, clothing, or shelter?

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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.

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2-1-1

Looking for help with government resources? Get connected. Get answers. Call 2-1-1 for info about Kansas services.

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Contacts

Jill Jolicoeur

Assistant County Administrator

785-330-2890

jjolicoeur@douglascountyks.org

 

Gabi Sprague

Human Services Program Manager

785-424-5266

gsprague@douglascountyks.org

 

Jasmine Bates

AmeriCorps Kansas Member

jbates@douglascountyks.org