Decent, Affordable, Safe Housing for All
The need for affordable housing continues to increase throughout our communities. West Central has two different Housing programs, Housing Assistance and Housing Enrichment, which provide opportunities for low-income persons to have decent, safe and sanitary housing. Over 3,000 lives in nearly 1700 households are touched by the comprehensive housing programs operated by West Central’s Housing programs every day.
Housing Assistance Programs
- Housing Choice Voucher Program
- Family Self-Sufficiency & Home Ownership Programs
- Rapid Re-Housing Program
- Homelessness Prevention Services
- Income Guidelines
Housing Enrichment Programs
- Home Repair Opportunity (HeRO)
- Multi-Family Housing
- Income Guidelines
Click Here For 2022 Income Guidelines
Housing Assistance Services include:
Housing Choice Voucher Program: (formerly known as Section 8 Housing) Nearly 1,300 households are provided the opportunity to live in a decent safe and sanitary housing of their choice by receiving Housing Choice Voucher subsidies through this program in eight rural counties as well as the metro county of Cass and the City of Grandview, Missouri.
Waiting List: If you would like to fill out an application to be placed on the waiting list for Housing, click here to fill out the form and bring to your nearest West Central office location or mail to 112 West 4th Street, Appleton City, Missouri 64724.
Family Self-Sufficiency and Home Ownership Programs: These programs are offered in conjunction with the Housing Choice Voucher Program. Over 150 families are participating in the Family Self-Sufficiency Program and many have graduated and become self-sufficient. A number of families have been able to become homeowners by taking advantage of the Home Ownership Program, which helps the families pay their mortgage rather than rent.
For more information regarding the Housing Choice Voucher Program, Family Self-Sufficiency, and Home Ownership Programs:
Residents of the following counties: Henry, St. Clair, Vernon, Cedar, and Benton: (800) 293 -3581
Residents in Cass County please call: (816)322-0502
Rapid Re-Housing Program:
Homelessness Prevention Services: short-term financial assistance for rent, security deposit or utility payments.
More about HMIS at this link: HMIS:Homeless Management Information System – HUD Exchange
Ensure your home is healthy and safe for your family! West Central offers the following free services for homeowners and renters who qualify:
Check income guidelines to see if you qualify Here.
Click Here for Housing Enrichment at a glance
Home Energy Audits:
Home Repair Program – makes improvements or repairs for qualified homeowners
Multifamily Housing: The agency owns and manages nine Service Enriched Senior Housing communities in Benton, Cass, Cedar, Hickory, Jackson, and St. Clair Counties; two Family Housing communities in Henry County; and one Special Needs Housing community in Cedar County, a total of 399 units of multifamily housing in eleven properties in the region and adjoining area.
Over 80% of the units are senior housing and 12 are for people with special needs. West Central is also a partner in three other multi-family developments with a total of 72 units. (Locations and contact information listed below.)
If you would like to inquire about openings at any of our Multi-Family Housing properties, please contact staff at one of the locations listed below.
Property Locations for Multi-Family Housing