Jackson County's Phase 2.5 Recovery Plan which provides guidelines for reopening is now in effect. Stay up to date on Phase 2.5 guidelines and local information at cityofLS.net/coronavirus.

Support Services

Many residents have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Several service providers are offering payment plans, and suspending disconnects and late fees.

Evergy

  • Extended payment options. Customer service is available to help walk through payment plans (even for those on plans currently).
  • Suspended late payment fees until May 1 (residential and small-business customers).
  • No power disconnections related to non-payments (for residential and small-business customers).
  • Reduced payments for reconnecting service with no security deposit. Customers disconnected for nonpayment, only need to pay 1/12 of their balance.

Spire

  • Suspended disconnects and late fees until May 1 for residential and business customers.
  • Customers impacted by COVID-19 who need help with natural gas service or a bill can contact Spire.
  • Suspended late payment fees until May 1 (residential and small-business customers).
  • No power disconnections related to non-payments (for residential and small-business customers).
  • Reduced payments for reconnecting service with no security deposit. Customers disconnected for nonpayment, only need to pay 1/12 of their balance.

Mid America Assistance Coalition

The MAAC Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low-income households meet their immediate energy needs in Jackson, Clay and Platte counties.

Mortgage/Rent

Jackson County Circuit Court Judge J. Dale Youngs has suspended Jackson County from carrying out evictions until at least April 18. Housing and Urban Development will suspend foreclosures and evictions. This applies to mortgages insured by the Federal Housing Administration. The Federal Housing and Finance Agency also directed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to suspend foreclosures and evictions for at least 60 days. This applies to single-family properties with mortgages backed by either.

Find out if your mortgage is owned by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac
Resources providing mortgage help

Student Loans

The Department of Education has granted a payment waiver of at least 60 days to many people. Call your loan servicer to request a waiver and to make sure that your loan is eligible. The waiver does not apply to private student loans. With the stimulus package, there will be automatic payment suspensions for any student loan held by the federal government until Sept. 30.

Lee's Summit Social Services

  • Food assistance
  • Toiletry items
  • Baby formula/food
  • Utility bills

Referrals to other agencies as needed. 816.525.4357

Community Services League

The Community Services League provides various food assistance locations throughout its service areas. 816.254.4100

United Way 211

The United Way can provide help with food, rent, utility payments, etc.

Employment

Many essential businesses across the metro area are looking for temporary and long-term employees. Team KC, an initiative of the Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC) has put together a list of local employers currently hiring.

Now Hiring