Housing

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 Enrichment Programs

  • Weatherization
  • Home Repair Opportunity (HeRO)
  •  Multi-Family Housing
  • Income Guidelines

Housing Assistance

Moving to Work (MTW) is a demonstration program for public housing authorities (PHAs) that provides them the opportunity to design and test innovative, locally designed strategies that use Federal dollars more efficiently, help residents find employment and become self-sufficient, and increase housing choices for low-income families. MTW allows PHAs exemptions from many existing public housing and voucher rules and provides funding flexibility with how they use their Federal funds. PHAs in the MTW demonstration have pioneered a number of innovative policy interventions that have been proven to be successful at the local level, and subsequently rolled out to the rest of the country’s PHAs.

The MTW Plan will be available for public view from June 13, 2022 to July 13, 2022. A public meeting will be held via zoom to discuss the plan and application on June 30, 2022 at 9 a.m. View the full Notice of Public Hearing here

To read the MTW Plan in its entirety, click here.

 


 

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, please fill out this form and bring to your nearest West Central office location.

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:
rapidly connects families and individuals experiencing homelessness to permanent housing through assistance that may include the use of time-limited financial assistance and targeted supportive services.

Homelessness Prevention Services:  short-term financial assistance for rent, security deposit or utility payments.

Read our Homeless Missourians Information System (HMIS) Privacy Policy HERE

More about HMIS at this link: HMIS:Homeless Management Information System – HUD Exchange

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For more information about Housing Assistance programs, contact Amy Anderson, Chief Housing Assistance Program Officer,  660-476-2185 Ext. 1800, aanderson@wcmcaa.org

Amy Anderson, Chief Housing Assistance Officer


Housing Enrichment

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: 
Weatherization Assistance Program – improve the efficiency of your home and reduce utility costs for renters or homeowners

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.)

For more information, contact Chris Richardson-McQueen at 660-476-2185, Ext. 1500; crichardson@wcmcaa.org

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 

BENTON COUNTY
*Oaktree Villa (Senior Housing Only)
919 Walnut Drive #C-2
Warsaw, Missouri 65355
(660) 438-5007
Fax: (660) 438-2116
HENRY COUNTY
Antioch Hills
1819 North Gaines Drive
Clinton, Missouri 64735
(660) 885-8200
Fax: (660) 885-3089
CASS COUNTY
*Greenleaf Estates (Senior Housing Only)
16805 Spring Valley Road
Belton, Missouri 64012
(816) 331-4620
Fax: (816) 322-2710
HICKORY COUNTY
*Hickory Estates (Senior Housing Only)
701 West Highway 54
Hermitage, Missouri 65668
(417) 745-0131
Fax: (417) 745-0132
*Hawthorn Estates (Senior Housing Only)
1900 Jenkins Drive
Harrisonville, Missouri 64701
(816) 380-6833
Fax: (816) 380-3459
JACKSON COUNTY
*Prairie Estates (Senior Housing Only)
1515 Jones Avenue
Grandview, Missouri 64030
(816) 767-1445
Fax: (816) 761-0046
*Walnut Estates (Senior Housing Only)
412 West Walnut
Raymore, Missouri 64083
(816) 331-2959
Fax: (816) 318-4140
*Willow Estates (Senior Housing Only)
4800 South Hocker
Kansas City, Missouri 64136
(816) 350-3134
Fax: (816) 350-3119

CEDAR COUNTY
*Maplewood Estates (Senior Housing Only)
1119 South Maplewood Place
Stockton, Missouri 65785
(417) 276-3330
Fax: (417) 276-3338

Cedar Ridge
1201 E. Patricia
El Dorado Springs, MO 64744
(417) 876-6114
Fax (417) 876-0065

ST. CLAIR COUNTY
*Appleton Estates (Senior Housing Only)
300 South Beech
Appleton City, Missouri 64724
(660) 476-2185 ext. 1306
Fax: (660) 476-5529
  

For more information about Housing Enrichment Programs, contact

Chris Richardson-McQueen, Chief Housing Enrichment Officer 660-476-2185 Ext. 1500 crichardson@wcmcaa.org

Chris Richardson-McQueen, Chief Housing Enrichment Officer