Independence Housing Authority
210 S Pleasant St Independence, MO 64050

816-836-9200

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Independence Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 2 projects which contain 522 affordable rental units. It also administers 1,647 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Independence Housing Authority is determined to be a Medium High public housing authority, meaning it manages between 500 - 1,249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Large, meaning it administers 1,250 - 9,999 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Independence Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (24%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (76%) to that of all housing authorities in MO, Independence Housing Authority has a smaller proportion of public housing units than the average housing authority. The housing authority’s proportion of Section 8 vouchers under management is larger than the average housing authority in MO.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (hud.gov, 2014)

Latest Public Housing Inspection Scores What are REAC Scores?

Every public housing project is inspected every one to three years by HUD.

Independence Housing Authority manages 2 rental properties which have an average inspection score of 40. The scores for properties managed by Independence Housing Authority range from a high of 46 to a low of 34.

The highest scoring property in the Independence Housing Authority portfolio is Pleasant Heights and the lowest scoring property is Southview Manor B.

To be a passing score a public housing property must have a score of 60 or more. 0% of properties managed by Independence Housing Authority have a passing score.

Source United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (data.gov, 2014)

Total Tenant Payment Percentages What is Total Tenant Payment?

Tenants in public housing pay rent based on their income. Generally, the Total Tenant Payment (TTP) is 30% of the tenant’s adjusted income. Independence Housing Authority owns and manages 522 public housing units in 2 properties.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for Independence Housing Authority is $231.00 compared to the state average of $0.00.

The Average Total Tenant Payment for the state of MO ranges from a low of $0.00 to a high of $0.00.

Source Resident Characteristics Report (hud.gov, 2013)

Waiting List Status:


The Section 8 and Public Housing programs administered by this housing authority are often over subscribed requiring the use of a waiting list. The waiting list would typically only open for brief periods. To find out of the waiting list is open or when it may open, please contact the housing authority directly.

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2

Public Housing Projects

522

Public Housing Units

1,647

Section 8 Vouchers

Medium High (500 - 1,249)

Public Housing Size

Large (1,250 - 9,999)

Section 8 Size

Combined

Program Type

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