The need for affordable housing continues to increase throughout our communities.
The WCMCAA Housing Unit provides 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 the Housing United every day. Our services include:
Housing Choice Voucher Program: 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.
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 hone owners by taking advantage of the Home Ownership Program, which helps the families pay their mortgage rather than rent.
Multifamily Housing: The agency has developed and manages 399 units of multifamily housing in eleven properties in Cass County, Jackson County, Henry County and several other rural counties. Over 80% of the units are senior housing and 12 are for people with special needs. WCMCAA is also a partner in three other multi-family developments with a total of 72 units.
Housing Counseling: WCMCAA is a HUD (Housing and Urban Development) approved Housing Counseling Agency. Through this program counseling services are provided in the following areas: pre and post-rental, pre-purchase, post-purchase, mortgage default, spending plan and budgeting, foreclosure prevention, credit counseling, one-on-one or group counseling.
For more information regarding the Housing Choice Voucher Program, Family Self-Sufficiency and Home Ownership Programs, and Housing Counseling Services, please contact your local WCMCAA Outreach Center.
For information regarding Multifamily Housing, please contact staff at one of the units listed below.