Community Development

Where to Call for Assistance in Independence

Catalog of Missouri Assistance Programs

Housing Referrals

  • www.SocialServe.org - A searchable rental properties database
  • Community Services League - Housing counseling (816) 254-4100
  • Independence Housing Authority - Housing Voucher Program/Public Housing (816) 836-9200 *new location*
    • The Independence Housing Authority Central Office/Section 8 Office is now located at:
      • 4215 S. Hocker Dr, Building 5, Independence, Mo 64055
  • HUD Apartment Search

HOME Investment Partnership Funded Affordable Housing

  • Maple Avenue Apartments 625 W. Maple Ave. 816-836-4090
  • Sterling Creek Apartments 3302 S Sterling Ave. 816-836-6804
  • Mt. Washington Senior Apartments 570 S. Evanston (816) 564-0035

Foreclosure Prevention

Emergency Shelter

  • Salvation Army Crossroads Shelter - (816) 461-1093
  • Hope House (Domestic violence victims shelter) - (816) 461-4188

Utility Assistance

Daycare

  • Dept. of Family Services - (816) 325-5933

Emergency Home Repairs

  • NWCDC Emergency Home Repair Program(816) 833-3072

    Emergency and minor home repairs to low income homeowners provided by the NorthWest Community Development Corporation located at the Fairmount Community Center- 217 S. Cedar Ave, Independence, Missouri 64053 when funds are available. Homes must be in the city limits and homeowners must meet program guidelines.

  • Community Action Agency of Greater Kansas City (816) 358-6868

    Income restrictions apply. Services provided by United Services located at 6323 Manchester Avenue, Kansas City, Missouri 64133

    Provided through the program:
    • Repair or replacement of furnaces and water heaters
    • Ductwork
    • Repair or replacement windows and doors
    • Caulking, weather stripping and installing insulation to sidewalls and attics.

 

           This program provides exterior repairs to low income homeowners in the form of a Zero interest loan. 

           Typical repairs include:

  • roof repair or replacement
  • porch repairs
  • landscaping
  • guttering
  • driveway/sidewalk repairs.

 

Legal Aid

  • Legal Aid of Western Missouri - (816) 474-6750
    1125 Grand Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64106

Tax Abatement

  • Fairmount-Carlisle Tax Abatement Program - (816) 325-7426