Housing Authority of the City of Independence
210 S Pleasant Street
Independence, Jackson County, MO

816-836-9200 http://www.independenceha.org/

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of the City of Independence Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on March 14th, 2016.

The Housing Authority of the City of Independence (HACI) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open from December 2015, until March 2016. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.


Independence, MO is about 10 miles east of Kansas City, MO.

To apply during the opening period, applicants were required to complete the online pre-application..

Qualified applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time of the pre-application submission.

Important note: Applicants will receive a confirmation number when either applying, or being placed on the waiting list, depending on housing authority policy. It is important to keep that number in a safe, easy to access place. It will be needed any time when referencing your pre-application with the housing authority.

If any of your application information changes from the time you submitted the original pre-application (such as contact information, income, and household members), inform the housing authority immediately. In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Please contact the housing authority to find out its policy on updating pre-application information.

For more information, visit the HACI website, or call the office at (816) 836-9200 from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm CT.


Did you know that you can apply for Section 8 anywhere in the country? If your local Section 8 waiting list is closed, you can apply to programs elsewhere. See all open waiting lists across the country on our Waiting Lists page.

Public Housing Waiting List Status : Open

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Housing Authority of the City of Independence Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update June 28th, 2016.

The Housing Authority of the City of Independence (HACI) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications.


The HAI offers three Public Housing communities, ranging in size from studios to 4 bedrooms.

To apply, complete the online application here.

This waiting list has the following preferences: Veteran, displaced by natural disaster.

Important note: Applicants who have been placed on the waiting list must inform the housing authority immediately if your application information changes (such as contact information, income, and household members). In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list. Contact the housing authority to find out how to update application information.

For more information, visit the HACI website, or call the office at (816) 836-9200 from 8:00 am until 4:30 pm CT.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Housing Authority of the City of Independence 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, Housing Authority of the City of Independence 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 Housing Authority of the City of Independence between Public Housing Units (24%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (76%) to that of all housing authorities in Missouri, Housing Authority of the City of Independence 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 Missouri.

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

SEMAP Performance What are SEMAP Scores?

Each year HUD reviews and scores the housing authority’s Section 8 program management based on 14 different criteria. This score is a reflection of how well the housing authority manages the Section 8 waiting list, the physical quality of housing assisted with Section 8 and the financial management of the program.

From 2001 to 2009, Housing Authority of the City of Independence scored an average of 95 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2004 and a low score of 70 in 2001. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Missouri is 76.94.

Housing Authority of the City of Independence has an average score that is more than the average Missouri housing authority. Higher SEMAP scores indicate more effective financial management, a smoother waiting list process and higher quality physical conditions at assisted properties.

Source President's Open Government Directive (hud.gov/offices/pih/, 2012)

Housing Authority Annual and 5 Year Plans

Public housing agencies, also called public housing authorities, which receive funding from HUD, are required to submit and receive approval from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development of both an Annual Plan and a 5 Year Plan. These plans establish each housing authority’s policies, strategies, programs and operations for meeting the housing needs of persons within their target area.

The housing authority plans include specific details about the cost of renovations to real estate (also known as capital improvements), changes to Section 8 HCV policies, planned redevelopment of public housing projects and other major administrative changes.

Following are the HUD-approved public housing agency plans for Housing Authority of the City of Independence.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 4/4/11 Plan
2010 7/2/10 Plan
2009 7/24/09 Plan
2008 8/21/08 Plan
2007 7/3/08 Plan
2006 11/7/07 Plan
2004 5/25/04 Plan
2003 2/20/03 Plan
2002 4/22/02 Plan
2001 7/12/01 Plan
2000 6/30/00 Plan