Community Development

Neighborhood and Housing Programs

Our Purpose

The City of Independence Neighborhood and Housing Services Division is the foundation for dynamic approaches in sustaining and revitalizing Independence Neighborhoods. The Division maintains, creates and administers housing and neighborhood development programs and policies to support, strengthen, and sustain Independence neighborhoods.

What We Provide to the City of Independence

The Neighborhood and Housing Services Division develops, strengthens, and sustains polices to encourage neighborhood development and services within the City of Independence. This Division works with neighborhood groups and sub-recipients to effectively allocate Community Development Block Grant and Home Investment Partnerships funds, creates neighborhood plans, and develops policies to address neighborhood issues, fosters neighborhood organizations, and serves as a liaison between citizen and city departments, and promotes neighborhood beautification. The Division uses a variety of community planning and policy skills to take action toward these objectives.

The Neighborhood and Housing Services Division is dedicated to:

  • Preserving neighborhood quality of life;
  • Fostering community;
  • Assisting neighborhood organizations;
  • Creating effective policies and programs;
  • Promoting neighborhood safety

Facing Mortgage Foreclosure? There are options! Visit a local group's website dedicated to providing Foreclosure Prevention information and services at:

Don't be a victim of Foreclosure Rescue Scams! Important information is available from the FDIC at:  Download their brochure.

We recommend the First Suburbs website for home rehabilitation ideas and local initiatives at:

Download Green Remodeling Idea Book

Certificates of Consistency Process

To assist the department in making this recommendations and to determine the overall consistency of the proposed development with the housing strategies and adopted goals in the 5-Year Consolidated Plan, our office welcomes letters of introduction and a substantial draft of the Tax Credit application on proposed projects.

Applicants may contact:

Neighborhood Services Division
Christina Leakey, Community Development Programs Supervisor
111 E. Maple Ave.
Independence, Mo 64050

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