Informational Resources for Tenants

As part of the Housing Stabilization Collaborative’s mission to support community members in accessing and affording sustainable housing we have compiled the following informational resources for tenants in Douglas County, KS.

For tenants seeking additional financial or community support we highly recommend the Lawrence Public Library’s Community Resource Guide.
Selected resources are listed below.

This page is continually updated, last update 01/03/2023


From Kansas Legal Services:

  • No matter the circumstances, your landlord is not allowed to evict you by themselves. Whenever your landlord wants to evict you, they must either have your agreement or get a court order.
  • This means your landlord cannot try to evict you by shutting off the utilities or changing the locks. If this happens, you may be able to sue your landlord for damages up to one-and-a-half months’ rent.

Visit our Eviction Resources Page for more.

How our Rent + Utility Application Works:

Visit our Application Process Page

Know your rights:

Kansas Statute Landlords and Tenants

Housing & Credit Counseling Inc. Guide to Kansas Residential Landlord & Tenant Act

Housing & Credit Counseling Inc. Kansas Tenants Handbook

Cold Weather Rule

Utilities Assistance:

Warm Hearts of Douglas County

Check your Eligibility for Low Income Energy Assistance Program (LIEAP)

Pet-related expenses:

Crisis Pet Retention Program at Lawrence Humane Society