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 (described below)

Housing Enrichment Programs (follow links below)

Housing Assistance 

 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.   

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.

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


For more information regarding the Housing Choice Voucher Program, Family Self-Sufficiency, and Home Ownership Programs and reside in Bates, Benton, Cass, Cedar, Henry, Hickory, Morgan, St. Clair, or Vernon County:

  • Call 660-476-2185 and Select “Option 2, Housing Assistance Program”

You will have these Sub menu options:

Press 1 for rental assistance. You will have these choices:

     press 1 if you are a program participant receiving rental 

     press 2 if you are calling regarding your annual certification

     press 3 if you have received a full application or briefing packet

      press 4 if you have questions about how to apply or waiting list status

Press 2 for homelessness prevention

Press 3 if you are a home owner currently participating or interested in participating in our programs

Press 4 if you are currently participating or interested in participating in the Family Self-Sufficiency Program

     press 1 if your last name begins with A-Ke

     press 2 if your last name begins with Ki-Z

Press 5 for general questions 

Be sure to leave a complete message with your name, contact number and/or email, and the program you are calling about. 


To contact us by email:

For general information

For waiting list, full application or briefing packet

For annual recertifications

For portability

For request for tenancy, leases, hap contracts

For FSS program

Amy Anderson, Chief Housing Assistance Officer