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Development >> Community Development Block Grant >> Programs & Applications

Programs and Applications

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First Time Homebuyer Program (Including program information and application form)
Minor Home Repair Program


CDBG Program (Community Development Block Grant)

The City of Lee's Summit, Missouri was designated as an Entitlement Community under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The grant funds are provided to the City on an annual basis to meet the needs of the low-to-moderate income individuals and families, to address slum or blight in Lee's Summit or to meet an urgent need (referred to as “the Three National Objectives of the CDBG Program”).

2017-18 CDBG Action Plan

The City's Community Development Block Grant 2017-2018 program year Action Plan draft will head to the City Council for final adoption on a date to be determined pending the federal budget. Please click this link to view online or download the draft document.


Home Grant Programs Brochure

First Time Homebuyer Program

(Updated 03/13/2017)

Funding is still available. First come, first served.

The City of Lee's Summit was designated as an Entitlement Community under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Annual entitlement funds must be used to benefit low-to-moderate-income persons, address slums and/or blight or address a particular urgent community need (disaster).

The City is currently accepting applications and interested first time homebuyers who qualify can submit applications by downloading the application form and instructions by following the web links below.

Grants under the First Time Homebuyer Program will be issued in the maximum amount of $3,000 and will be available to low-to-moderate income individuals or households who are qualified first time homebuyers to be used for:

• Up to 50% of the required down payment not to exceed $3,000
• Reasonable closing costs up to $3,000
• A combination of the above, not to exceed $3,000.

Grants are awarded on a first-come-first-served basis.

Income guidelines are based on the Section 8 Low Income Limit (generally 80 percent of the area median household income, adjusted by household size). Eligible households will have total household incomes (from all sources) equal to or less than the most recent income limits as established by HUD as follows (For eligibility, household income is determined based on the anticipated total household gross income to be earned during the 12-month period immediately following the date of application):


Number of People in Household
Total Household Income

(Based on HUD LMI Guidelines for Jackson County Effective March 28, 2016)

For the purposes of this program, the following will qualify as a "first time" homebuyer:

• Someone who has not owned a home for the past three (3) years, or;
• A single parent as defined by HUD or a displaced homemaker as defined by HUD

Only homes located in the corporate limits of the City of Lee's Summit, Missouri are eligible for the program. Homes that were built before 1978 must pass a deteriorated paint inspection. If they fail the inspection, proper actions must be taken to address the lead-based paint hazards according to HUD regulations before they can quality for this program. In addition, the purchasers must agree to maintain the homes as their primary place of residency for three (3) years.

Application information, forms and other related documents are available at Planning & Codes Administration Department in City Hall, 220 SE Green Street, Lee's Summit, Missouri, 64063 and as PDF files for download on this page below. Complete applications must include documentation of income and a pre-approval letter from a qualified mortgage lender. Lenders who wish to participate in the First Time Homebuyer Program must have a Memorandum of Understanding on file with the City. Applications should be turned in to the Planning & Codes Administration Department at City Hall during the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m, Monday through Friday, except holidays. They may also be mailed to the above address, c/o First Time Homebuyer, Planning & Codes Administration. Applications will be accepted and processed on a first come, first served basis. When all funds are completely expended or reserved for active applications, the City will continue to accept applications throughout the program year and placed them on a waiting list in the order as they are received. All applications on the waiting list, if not funded, will expire at the end of the program year. Submission of an application does not guarantee approval.

The downloadable Program Information Packet below provides more detailed information about the program. If you have further questions, please contact Jennifer Thompson, at 969-1606.

First Time Homebuyer Program Information, Forms and Documents Downloads

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Home Grant Programs Brochure

Minor Home Repair Program

(Updated 11/16/2016)

2016 Program Year Application Process Completed

Lee's Summit City Council allocated a total of $150,000 for the 2016 program. The program is funded under the City's Community Development Block Grant program through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  The program provides up to $10,000 for qualified homeowners of single family owner-occupied homes within the corporate city limits of Lee's Summit for eligible exterior home repairs and up to $3,000 for private sanitary sewer repairs.  Homeowners must meet the current Income Limits as set forth by HUD to be eligible for this program.

This year's application process has completed. Homeowners interested in this program need to wait to apply in the summer of 2017.

The following hyperlinks provide detailed information regarding the 2016 program, eligibility criteria, application and selection process and application form.  Since the current year application process has ended, these documents are kept here FOR REFERENCE INFORMATION ONLY. For questions, please contact Jessica Asher (816) 969-1218.

1. 2016 Minor Home Repair Program Information Packet
2. Homeowner Eligibility Self-check Form
3. 2016 Minor Home Repair Application Form
4. 2016 HUD Income Limits (Effective 3/28/2016)
5. Radon Fact Sheet (Must Read)

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