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City Initiatives on the August 6th Ballot

Our Purpose 

The City of Independence Neighborhood and Housing Services Division is the foundation for dynamic approaches in sustaining and revitalizing Independence Neighborhoods. The Division maintains, creates and administers housing and neighborhood development programs and policies to support, strengthen, and sustain Independence neighborhoods. 

What We Provide to the City of Independence 

The Neighborhood and Housing Services Division develops, strengthens, and sustains polices to encourage neighborhood development and services within the City of Independence. This Division works with neighborhood groups and sub-recipients to effectively allocate Community Development Block Grant and Home Investment Partnerships funds, creates neighborhood plans, and develops policies to address neighborhood issues, fosters neighborhood organizations, and serves as a liaison between citizen and city departments, and promotes neighborhood beautification. The Division uses a variety of community planning and policy skills to take action toward these objectives. 

The Neighborhood and Housing Services Division is dedicated to: 

  • Preserving neighborhood quality of life; 
  • Fostering community; 
  • Assisting neighborhood organizations; 
  • Creating effective policies and programs; 
  • Promoting neighborhood safety

The City of Independence has submitted the 2017-21 Five Year Consolidated Plan and 2017-18 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and HOME Investment Partnerships Act programs, authorized by the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 

Certificates of Consistency Process 

To assist the department in making this recommendations and to determine the overall consistency of the proposed development with the housing strategies and adopted goals in the 5-Year Consolidated Plan document above, our office welcomes letters of introduction and a substantial draft of the Tax Credit application on proposed projects. 

Applicants may contact our Community Development Program Administrator at or by phone at 816-325-7398.