Community Development

Independence First Time Home Buyer Program

Funding assistance for first-time home buyers is currently available through the Missouri Housing Development Commission's First Place Home Program for income qualified buyers. Visit the MHDC website for addtional information. (Funding is not provided directly by the City of Independence, Mo)

Home Buyer Education Programs

If you are considering homeownership, the following home buyer education programs provide essential information about credit, budgeting, the homebuying process, and finding a home.

Neighborhood Services of Kansas City

To register call 816.822.7703 Ext. 225. Cost is $50 (includes two classes, a manual, 1:1 counseling session, and credit report). Classes are held monthly at the Rockkhurst University Community Center, 5401 Troost Avenue, KCMO 64110. Website:

Lien Information

For subordination or release of prior grants please contact Cheryl Montenguise at 816-325-7398 or