About Housing Authority of the City of Independence

The Housing Authority of the City of Independence is a Section 8 and Public Housing public housing agency in Independence, Missouri.

The Housing Authority of the City of Independence serves Independence.

Housing Authority of the City of Independence Waiting Lists

Public Housing Waiting List: Open Now

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 In the case that the office sends a notice that does not get returned, or if application information is out of date, your name may be terminated from the waiting list.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.

Summary

  • What: Housing Authority of the City of Independence Public Housing Opening
  • How To Apply:
    • Online Application at .
      • Note: If an applicant does not have access to the Internet, they can use a friend or family member's computer/device, or one at a local library.

Last Updated on 06/28/2016.

Housing Authority of the City of Independence Section 8 HCV Waiting List : Closed

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.

Last Updated on 03/14/2016.


About the Housing Authority of the City of Independence Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

As of March 31st, 2016 the Housing Authority of the City of Independence manages 1,499 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 1,467 8 4 20
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $486 $347 $254 $731
Monthly Cost $712,317 $2,773 $1,016 $14,623

Household Characteristics of Voucher Holders for Housing Authority of the City of Independence

Waiting List and Tenancy

According to the 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households database, the housing authority's voucher program has an annual turnover of 11% having issued approximately 140 vouchers in the past year. The average voucher holder has received housing benefits for 6 years and 6 months. According to the 2016 PSH database, persons who were issued a voucher in the preceding 12 months waited an average of 54 months on the waiting list1.

Income Characteristics

According to 2016 Q4 Picture of Subsidized Households data, the average voucher household contains 2.5 persons and has a household income of $13,684 per year. 97% of households were very low income (VLI) and 71% were extremely low income (ELI). 35% of households had wages as a major source of income, 1% of households had welfare (TANF, General Assistance or Public Assistance) as their primary source of income, and 58% of households had other income (Social Security, Disability or Pension) as their major source of income.

Heads of Household Characteristics

2% of households were headed by a person 24 years old or less, 64% were headed by a person 25 to 49 years old, 15% were headed by a person 51 to 60 years old, and 20% were headed by a person 62 years old or older. In addition, 3% of households were headed by a person 85 years old or older.

55% of households included children, 3% of which had two adults in the household. 53% of households with children have a female head of household. 87% of all households were headed by a female.

60% of all voucher households were headed by minorities with 56% of all heads of households being Black and 0% being Hispanic.

Of all households participating in the Housing Authority of the City of Independence Housing Choice Voucher program, 17% include at least one person with a disability. 25% of households with a head of household 61 years or less were headed by a person with a disability. 51% of households headed by someone 62 or older were headed by a person with a disability.

Bedroom Size and Overhousing

22% of voucher holders reside in a home with zero or 1 bedroom, 42% with 2 bedrooms and 36% with 3 or more bedrooms. 23% of voucher recipients are considered overhoused, meaning they occupy a rental unit larger than their family size requires.

Rent, Assistance, and Utility Allowances

The average monthly tenant contribution to rent by Housing Authority of the City of Independence voucher holders in 2016 was $337 and the average monthly HUD expenditure per voucher holder was $546. The average utility allowance across all voucher recipients is $122.



1. This Picture of Subsidized Households data field is the average wait time of those who received a voucher in the preceding 12 months. Due to special voucher programs like VASH, recent waiting list purges, or waiting list preferences the average wait time can vary significantly from one year to the next and it is entirely possible many current applicants on the waiting list have been waiting for assistance for far longer.


Public Housing Operated by Housing Authority of the City of Independence

210 S Pleasant St
Pleasant Heights is a 400 unit low income housing apartment community in Independence.
2600 S Hub Dr
Southview Manor B is a 145 unit low income housing apartment community in Independence.
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Affordable Apartments near Housing Authority of the City of Independence

16995 E. Dover Lane
Hawthorne Place is a 745 unit low income housing apartment community that provides 1-3 bedroom apartments for rent in Independence. Rents at Hawthorne Place are $508-840.
Apartments in this community are not rent subsidized. However, this apartment community has rents considered affordable for low income families in Independence.
Low Income Housing Tax Credit
615 S Huttig Ave
Fairmount Plaza Apartments is a 57 unit low income housing apartment community in Independence.
Some or all apartments in this community are rent subsidized, which means rent is income based.
Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Project Based Rental Assistance Senior (62+) Accessible Units
1409 W Maple Ave
Maple Manor Apartments is a 40 unit low income housing apartment community in Independence.