Many residents have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Several service providers are offering payment plans, and suspending disconnects and late fees.
Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)
This program provides financial assistance and housing stability services to Jackson County residents struggling financially. Households facing imminent eviction would receive priority assistance. Eligible households include renters who demonstrate a risk of experiencing housing instability, have seen their income reduced by the COVID-19 pandemic, and earn a household income at or below 80% of the county median income. Once approved, eligible individuals may receive up to 12 months of assistance. Rental and utility assistance payments are made directly to the landlord or utility provider on behalf of the tenant. Learn more.
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.
The COVID-19 emergency relief for federal student loans ends August 31, 2022. Learn how to prepare for loan payments to begin again.
Lee's Summit Social Services
- Food assistance
- Toiletry items
- Baby formula/food
- Utility bills
Referrals to other agencies as needed. 816.525.4357
Harvesters is updating its food assistance webpage daily with meals, food distributions and food pantry closings
Community Services League
The Community Services League provides various food assistance locations throughout its service areas. 816.254.4100
United Way 211
Visit the United Way for support with food, child care, job loss, home learning and more. These resources are updated daily.
Mental Health Resources
It is not uncommon to experience increased stress, anxiety and fear during this pandemic. The following mental health resources are available.