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Managing Properties For A Greater Purpose

MERIDIAN 

REALTY & PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

5910 E Bannister Road 

Kansas City MO 64134

The Meridian Team has been gathering information daily in order to best inform our residents of how to manage this global health crisis. The past few weeks have, undoubtedly, been some of the most life-changing weeks we’ve seen in modern times.  We are hoping and praying that the extreme social distancing will prove effective to slow the spread of this illness and that we’ll all soon be back to normal. 


As your property manager, we wanted to reach out and address a few important issues regarding the pandemic as well as your tenancy...


"STAY HOME MISSOURI" ORDINANCE: 

For more information about the recent Stay Home Ordinance please visit the following website: 

https://governor.mo.gov/stay-home-missouri-order-guidance-and-frequently-asked-questions


SOCIAL DISTANCING'S PURPOSE: 

The purpose of this world-wide action is not simply to stop you from getting sick, the larger purpose is to slow down the progression of the virus so hospitals will not be overwhelmed with those who are most likely to be affected. We encourage you to stay home and follow the guidelines set forth by the government and the CDC. For daily updates visit the following websites:  

Global information:  http://cdc.gov/coronavirus

Local Information: https://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/novel-coronavirus/


MAINTENANCE & REPAIRS: 

Due to restrictions on work and the need to keep government mandated social distancing, we may be slower to respond to non-emergency maintenance requests. Please be patient as we work on what we can, when we can. In the event maintenance workers are sent to your home please be sure to keep at least 6 feet away from them. It is important that your home is very clean and sanitized to keep yourself and our vendors protected while providing maintenance. IF YOU, OR ANY MEMBER OF YOUR FAMILY are experiencing symptoms or have been sick, PLEASE NOTIFY OUR OFFICE AND/OR THE VENDOR IMMEDIATELY. Please note that vendors have a right to refuse service if homes are not being properly cleaned and maintained.  We highly recommend only emergency calls (plumbing, electrical and/or HVAC) be addressed at this time. 


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. The Meridian Team has also built relationships with other assistance programs which may be able to assist you with rent and other expenses/services as well. 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. 


GREAT INFORMATION FOR RECEIVING YOUR STIMULUS CHECK 


https://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2020/04/10/irs-finally-launches-registration-tool-for-stimulus-checks/#3278098b4a7a


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!!