•••• Full of pertinent information, user friendly, and/or aimed at teens
••• Quite a bit of relevant information
•• Good relevant information for some users
• Relevant for particular topics, not for everyone.
FINDING AND CHOOSING HOUSING
•••• KS Housing Search
KSHousingSearch.org is a housing locator service launched in January of 2008. The service, sponsored by Kansas Housing Resources Corporation, provides detailed information on affordable rental housing available throughout Kansas and allows people to locate housing that best fits their individual needs.
AND... KS Housing Search has lots of great resources to help you on their site, like these:
•••• Tools for Tenants:
This is a very useful link to resources for tenants, with tools such as the rental checklist, budget calculator, etc.
Here is a list of the most useful renter's tenant tools:
- Rental checklist
- What can you afford to rent? (Calculate)
- What can you afford to rent? (Chart)
- An example of moving costs
- Calculate your moving costs
- Budget Worksheet
•••• Apartment Hunting Checklist
Apartment hunting can be super complicated, right? Well, this site gives an apartment hunting checklist that you can print or just take a look at. The checklist breaks down important features like cost, security, and comfort to help you pick the apartment that best fits your needs.
•••United Way: 2-1-1 of Kansas
Housing, Rent Assistance, Mentoring, after-school programs, counseling, food pantries, disability services and much more.
••• What to Look for Before You Move In
Did you know you should check for working smoke detectors when your apartment searching? Or check the water pressure in the shower? If this is new info to you, then you should check out this site. It gives you a list of things to look for BEFORE renting an apartment.
•• Apartment Renting Advice
If you can get past the disorganization of this website, you can find great tips to help you find an apartment. It also gives some information about what to consider when looking for a new apartment. All of this is located at the bottom of the webpage.
••• Kansas Housing Resources Corporation
A free service for tenants and landlords to list rental housing in Kansas. It provides information for tenants regarding affordable housing. It has information for first time home buyers, housing tax credits, fair housing, and tenant based rental assistance, as well as information about different housing programs, such as homeowner rehabilitation, emergency repair, Kansas energy efficiency, Kansas accessibility modification, and weatherization assistance. This website also provides different tools for tenants and neighborhood information.