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Residents in several categories could qualify for grant funding to weatherize their homes, courtesy of a partnership announced this week involving Kansas Gas Service and the Kansas Housing Resources Corporation.


On KVOE's Morning Show on Wednesday, Kansas Gas Service Area Community Relations Manager Kara Titus said the utility is looking for more ways to make life easier for customers, especially in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The Housing Resources Corporation is the state administrator of the Weatherization Assistance Program, a federal initiative which offers free weatherization services to income-eligible residents. KHRC Executive Director Ryan Vincent says the partnership with Kansas Gas Service is timely, and not just because of the cold weather.

An energy audit takes place before weatherization can move forward. In general terms, approved projects include sealing air leaks, installing insulation, repairing or replacing heating and cooling systems.

Kansas Gas is a division of ONE Gas Inc., which has granted $80,000 towards the effort -- and Titus says it was a "no-brainer" to partner with the Housing Resources Corporation because of its proven weatherization work with residents. Residents may qualify for up to $5,000 in home repairs.

Lyon County and most surrounding counties are served by the East Central Kansas Economic Opportunity Corporation, also known as ECKAN. People can call 888-833-0832 with questions. For more information, including income guidelines, other criteria and contact information, go online to www.kshousingcorp.org

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