Lees Summit Housing Authority
111 SE Grand Avenue
Lees Summit, Jackson County, MO

816-524-1100

Section 8 Waiting List Status: Closed

Affordable Housing Online is tracking the status of the Lees Summit Housing Authority Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List. This is what we know as of our most recent update on June 5th, 2015.

The Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list for Lees Summit Housing Authority is currently closed and not accepting new applications.


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 Lees Summit Housing Authority Public Housing Waiting Lists. This is what we know as of our most recent update September 18th, 2015.

The Lee's Summit Housing Authority (LSHA) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list pre-applications for general occupancy.


The LSHA offers one Public Housing community with 116 units for general occupancy, ranging in size from studios to 2 bedrooms.

To apply, you must visit the LSHA to pick up a pre-application, located at 111 SE Grand Ave., Lee's Summit, MO 64063, from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm CT, Monday-Thursday.

Once the pre-application has been completed, it can be mailed or hand delivered to the address listed above.

No documents are needed at this time.

The LSHA does have a preference for: Elderly or disabled individuals.

For more information, call the LSHA office at (816) 524-1100 from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday.

Assisted Unit Distribution What is Housing Assistance?

The Lees Summit Housing Authority administers both a public housing and Section 8 housing voucher program. The housing authority owns and manages 1 projects which contain 116 affordable rental units. It also administers 649 Section 8 housing vouchers.

According to HUD, Lees Summit Housing Authority is determined to be a Small public housing authority, meaning it manages between 50 - 249 public housing units. Also according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the housing authority is designated as Medium High, meaning it administers 500 - 1,249 Section 8 vouchers.

Comparing the housing assistance distribution of Lees Summit Housing Authority between Public Housing Units (15%) and Section 8 Housing Vouchers (85%) to that of all housing authorities in Missouri, Lees Summit 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 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, Lees Summit Housing Authority scored an average of 91 points as of the last set of publicly available data. The housing authority had a high score of 100 in 2002 and a low score of 69 in 2004. The average SEMAP Score for Housing Authorities in Missouri is 76.94.

Lees Summit Housing Authority 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 Lees Summit Housing Authority.

Year Date Approved Plan PDF Document
2011 9/30/11 Plan
2010 12/2/10 Plan
2008 9/24/08 Plan
2007 10/17/07 Plan
2006 10/12/06 Plan
2005 10/20/05 Plan
2004 10/14/04 Plan
2003 8/27/03 Plan
2002 11/12/02 Plan
2001 3/1/02 Plan
2000 12/29/00 Plan