A Guide for People with MS in Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska
Affordable accessible housing is often a critical element in enabling people with MS to preserve their independence and remain engaged in their communities. However, learning about available housing options can be challenging. Whether seeking to renegotiate a mortgage, arrange home modifications, apply for rental vouchers, or explore affordable assisted living, navigating the maze of agencies and funding sources supporting these alternatives and services can be daunting.
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To make this process easier, the National MS Society has developed a user-friendly resource to help families evaluate their housing needs and better understand the range of housing options available to them. This resource addresses each of the subjects listed below and utilizes hyperlinks to provide users with direct access to the organizations and/or agencies relevant to that topic area.
- Financial resources and strategies for the homeowner
- Tips for avoiding foreclosure
- Finding accessible homes and apartments
- Financial resources for home modifications
- Working with contractors
- Protections against housing discrimination
- Rental assistance
- Subsidized housing
- Supportive housing options
Since housing options and resources vary significantly around the country, this resource has been designed to provide not only a significant amount of general information, but to link directly to local resources and contacts.
In addition, the Mid America Commons in Kansas City, KS and Melissa Anne Hanger Apartments in Topeka, KS are the result of a partnership between the National MS Society and Accessible Space, Inc. We are proud to provide accessible, affordable housing for people with disabilities. Please note that:
- These apartment units are purely independent living opportunities for any person with a disability, including MS. There are no care services being provided, although we will work with all residents with MS to ensure that they are accessing the care they need.
- These apartments are 100% barrier-free, and designed with the wheelchair/scooter user in mind. They feature low countertops, roll-in showers, power entry doors, etc.
- Rent for all the units is federally subsidized and will not exceed 30% of residents' income.
- If people with MS apply, there is no obligation to move in. They can decline an apartment up to three different times before they lose their place on the waiting list.
If you or someone you love would like to live in one of these buildings, please call 1-800-344-4867 to complete the application. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis.