Jackson County's "Safer at Home" Recovery Plan which provides guidelines for reopening is now in effect. Stay up to date on the 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's COVID-19 Response.
  • 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.


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.

CDC Eviction Moratorium

The Trump administration issued an eviction moratorium effective September 4 through the end of the year. The moratorium halts evictions for those who are unable to pay rent. Under the moratorium, renters making $99,000 or less per year, or $198,000 for couples filing jointly, are protected from eviction. However, the order doesn’t relieve renters of their payment obligation. Learn more about this executive order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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


Harvesters is updating their food assistance page 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.