The primary goals of the Kansas Care Through Housing (KCTH) program are to prevent homelessness and provide long-term strategies for meeting the housing needs of persons living with HIV/AIDS, and their families. KCTH is funded through a formulary grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that is based on a number of cumulative HIV/AIDS cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
KCTH provides housing-related services in all areas of Kansas except Johnson, Miami, Wyandotte, Linn, and Leavenworth Counties. These five counties are supported by SAVE, Inc., and ReStart. Both programs utilize funding from Shelter Plus Care and HOPWA, in addition to other resources.
KCTH resources are used in conjunction with Federal, State, local, and private funding sources, including programs involving health care and supportive services for persons with HIV/AIDS under the Ryan White CARE Act. Assistance is based on fair market rents for the region and KCTH is available to assist with rent, mortgage payments, utilities, and other housing-specific support deemed essential to prevent homelessness.
All communication regarding clients accessing KCTH will follow current approved HIPAA requirements. Access to client information is limited to those persons with responsibilities that make exposure to such information necessary. Clients must be informed (and sign a release) about their right to confidentiality.
For more information on Kansas Care Through Housing, please contact Jamie Thorstenberg.