Housing Stabilization Collaborative of Douglas County

The Housing Stabilization Collaborative (HSC) exists to support community members in accessing and affording sustainable housing through our rental and utility assistance program, landlord engagement best practices, monthly rental availability list, and partnership with local social service agencies. As a collaborative, we work towards reducing and eliminating housing barriers for renters as well as working with local landlords to provide safe and affordable housing. 

Eligibility Criteria:

HSC Lottery (Randomized) System

The HSC Rent and Utility Assistance application is shifting from first-come, first-serve monthly application to a randomized or “lottery” system. If you are random selected to receive funding, a notification will be sent via email from hsc@douglascountyks.org. If an applicant does not have a valid email address, effort will be made to contact them via phone. Funding process will proceed as normal for those applications that are funded.

  1. Application will open for a set time period each month.
  2. Tenants residing in Douglas County in need of assistance with rent or utility bills will submit applications during this open period.
  3. Applications will be randomly selected to receive funding.
  4. Applicants will be notified that their application was received and whether it was selected for funding.

This lottery will be bi-weekly and the pool of applications will reset each lottery. Dates of application period and lottery drawings will be posted on the front page of the program website (hscdgco.org). Applicants that are not selected or need additional assistance will need to reapply during the next open period.

Reach out to hsc@douglascountyks.org with any questions or call 785-832-5100 and press 4. 

Rental & Utility Assistance Application Link: https://www.douglascountyks.org/administration/housing-and-human-services/housing-stabilization-collaborative