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Farewell to Employees

To The Employees of ECKAN: As I prepare to step down as the CEO of ECKAN, I want to thank each and everyone of you for your support during my tenure of 47 years.  The agency has been able to accomplish much in meeting the needs of those we serve.  This could not have happened…Read More→

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ECKAN Adds Five Counties to Its Weatherization Program Service Area

To increase efficiency and maintain quality service to clients, Kansas Housing Resources Corp. announced the realignment of service providers for the Kansas Weatherization Assistance Program. Effective June 1, ECKAN will become the new weatherization service provider for Allen, Bourbon, Linn, Morris, and Woodson counties. South Central Kansas Economic Development District – SCKEDD will become the new…Read More→

U.S. Rep Steve Watkins to Co-Sponsor Anti Poverty Bill

U.S. Rep. Steve Watkins has announced he will join more than 30 of his congressional colleagues to co-sponsor HR 1695, the Community Services Block Grant Reauthorization Act of 2019 (HR 1695). This act is a major funding source for many anti-poverty services ECKAN provides in nine counties in east-central Kansas. H.R. 1695 will renew the…Read More→


Crystal Anderson Named ECKAN CEO

Crystal Anderson will assume the position of ECKAN CEO on June 1, 2019.  She is currently Assistant CEO and has been with the agency since 2013. “Over the last several years Crystal has helped grow ECKAN through new initiatives within our communities, and has become well known and respected by our partners at the local,…Read More→

$17,342 in Emergency Savings Funds Presented to ECKAN Clients

Twenty-six Lyon County individuals proudly graduated from ECKAN’s Stepping Stones to Success Emergency Savings program April 29, 2019, at Emporia State Federal Credit Union. Each received a 2:1 match check of $667. Added to their own six-month regular savings, this established a $1,000 emergency savings fund for each graduate. Eight more are on track to…Read More→