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Housing Authority of the City of Independence

210 S Pleasant Street
Independence, Jackson County, Missouri 64055

Housing Authority of the City of Independence is a Public Housing Agency in Independence, Missouri that participates in the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), and Public Housing programs. As of April 9th, 2020, Housing Authority of the City of Independence has 1 waiting lists that are open now or opening soon.

The Public Housing Waiting List is open indefinitely.

Housing Authority of the City of Independence serves Independence.

Waiting List Statuses
Waiting ListStatus
Public Housing Open Until Further Notice
Independence, Missouri Housing Choice Voucher Closed

Open Housing Authority of the City of Independence Waiting Lists

Due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, some upcoming waiting list openings may be postponed until further notice. Visit the housing authority's website for the latest on its current operations, if one is available. If there is no information online, contact the housing authority directly. Due to a high volume of calls and modified office hours in most areas, expect a long wait time (days or weeks) for a response.

Housing Authority of the City of Independence Website: http://www.independenceha.org/.

Housing Authority of the City of Independence Phone: (816) 836-9200.

Open Until Further Notice: Public Housing Waiting List

Please Note: Due to the decentralized nature of affordable housing information, the information about this waiting list may be out of date.

How To Apply to the Public Housing Waiting List

The Housing Authority of the City of Independence (HACI) is currently accepting Public Housing waiting list applications. Waiting lists for a specific community or bedroom size may be closed.

To apply, complete the online application here.

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

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

Reasonable Accommodation

Applicants who need help completing the application due to disability can make a reasonable accommodation request to the housing authority via (816)836-9200.

Next Steps

Learn more about what happens after the application is submitted.

Last Updated on 06/07/2018.

Other Housing Authority of the City of Independence Waiting Lists

Closed: Independence, Missouri Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

How To Apply to the Housing Choice Voucher Waiting List

The Independence Housing Authority (IHA) Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher waiting list is currently closed. It was last open for five days in June 2018; and before that for four months in December 2015. There is no notice of when this waiting list will reopen.

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

This waiting list had the following preferences: Homeless, veterans, active military and those displaced by natural disaster.

1,500 applicants were placed on the waiting list by date and time the application was received, by order of preferences.

For more information, visit the IHA website or call the office at (816) 836-9200.

Last Updated on 06/11/2018.

About Housing Authority of the City of Independence

More information about Housing Authority of the City of Independence can be found on its website at http://www.independenceha.org/.

Representatives of Housing Authority of the City of Independence may be available by phone at (816) 836-9200. Unless otherwise noted above, applications will not be provided or accepted by phone.

HCV Portability Status

As of 04/09/2020, it is not known if Housing Authority of the City of Independence is either absorbing or billing Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher portability requests for porting in. Learn more about porting Housing Choice Vouchers to a new area here.


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

As of the HUDs most recent Voucher Management System report, Housing Authority of the City of Independence manages 1,509 active Housing Choice Vouchers.

The following is a summary of the types of vouchers managed and the monthly costs of each as of December 31st, 2019:

Standard Homeownership Tenant Protection Ported Out
Vouchers 1,451 5 9 35
Monthly Cost Per Voucher $528 $455 $282 $707
Monthly Cost $766,147 $2,277 $2,540 $24,756

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 Apartments Operated by Housing Authority of the City of Independence

Pleasant Heights

210 S Pleasant St
Independence, Missouri

Southview Manor B

2600 S Hub Dr
Independence, Missouri