Covid 19 Information

The Meridian Team is doing our part as landlords to consistently strive to be a resource for our tenants in need. As a mission based company we want to reach as many people as possible and connect them with their specific needs, whether it be housing, rental assistance or other personal needs. The following information will be updated as we receive new guidance from our local non-profit organizations, as well as federal and state funding.

RENT PAYMENTS: 

We are all impacted by this challenge and we MUST work together in order to get through this crisis. As of now, the owners of rental properties in the US are still responsible for making their mortgage payments to their banks as well as paying for taxes, insurance, rental registration fees and most importantly, maintenance expenses. Rent payments assist in covering the cost of providing you with a safe, well-maintained home. We ask that if you are experiencing financial hardships due to COVID-19 that will impact your ability to meet your rent payment obligations, please contact our office so we can discuss your specific situation.

There are numerous resources in addition to the stimulus package and the increased unemployment benefits that the government will be providing to residents. It is IMPERATIVE that you communicate with our team so we can do our best to provide the most efficient assistance specific to your situation. Please note, we may need additional information such as written documentation from your employer stating your reduction of hours, lay-off or other income reduction situations caused by COVID-19.  When applying for unemployment please keep all documentation related to confirmation of your filing. This will help allow us to determine the best game plan for your future rent payments.

Below is a list of links to get you started….If you need additional paperwork from our office please email: letstalk@meridianrealty.net

To file for unemployment with the Department of Labor:  https://labor.mo.gov/unemployed-workers

Career One Stop: Specific COVID-19 website from Department of Labor: https://www.careeronestop.org/

For assistance with all aspects of this crisis we encourage you to start with United Way: https://uwgkc.myresourcedirectory.com/

Rent/Utilities Assistance

Save Inc- https://saveinckc.org/programs-services/ Contact Number: 816-531-8340

Catholic Charities of Kansas City https://www.catholiccharities-kcsj.org/services/# Contact Number: 816-221-4377

Metro Lutheran Ministry https://www.mlmkc.org/programs.html Contact Number: 816-931-0027

Redemptorist Social Services Center  https://www.redemptoristcenter.org/what-we-do Contact Number: 816-708-4880 (call Friday mornings starting at 8:30)

Bishop Sullivan Center https://www.bishopsullivan.org/get-help/ Contact Number: 816-231-0984

United Inner City Services https://uicskc.org/ Contact Number: 816-994-5449

Housing Authority of Kansas City http://www.hakc.org/ Contact Number: 816-968-4100

Salvation Army https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/ Contact Number: 816-241-6485

Saint Francis Xavier Church Contact Number: 816-523-5115

Saint James Social Services Contact Number: 816-561-8515 https://www.stjamesssc.org/services

Saint Thomas More Contact Number: 816-942-2492 https://www.stmkc.com/growing-in-faith/

Community Action Agency of Greater Kansas City Contact Number: 816- 358-6868 https://caagkc.org/

Medical and Dental Care

Children’s Merycy Hospitals and Clinic Contact Number: 816-234-3000 https://www.childrensmercy.org/

Kansas City Free Health Clinic Contact Number: 816-753-5144 https://kccare.org/

Truman Medical Center Contact Number: 816-404-1000 https://www.trumed.org/

Grand Avenue Temple Contact Number: 816-842-3484 https://grandavenuetempleumc.godaddysites.com/ 

Rodgers Community Healthcare Contact Number: 816-474-4920 https://www.rodgershealth.org/

Food Pantries

Harvesters- The Community Food Network Contact Number: 816-929-3000

Seton Center Contact Number: 816-231-3955

Memorial Church International Food Pantry Contact Number: 816-363-7939

Blue Hills Church of Nazarene Food Pantry Contact Number: 816-523-2833

HGC Development Corporation Contact Number: 816-349-1735

Community Assistance Council Contact Number: 816-763-3277

Covenant Presbyterian Church Food Pantry Contact Number: 816-444-3693

Fellowship Right Baptist Church-Eunice Nevels Outreach Pantry Contact Number: 816-492-5958

Other Assistance Agencies recommended by The Meridian Team…

Happy Bottoms Diaper Assistance: https://www.happybottoms.org/flyers Contact Number: 855-479-2867

The Medicine Cabinet: https://kcmedicinecabinet.org/get-help/ Local Contact Number 816-276-7517

WE WILL BE UPDATING THIS SITE AS WE RECEIVE NEW INFORMATION!!