Programs & Applications

QUICK JUMPS: First Time Homebuyer ProgramMinor Home Repair Program

The City of Lee's Summit 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”). 

Eligibility and Qualification

Eligible activities for CDBG funding

To be eligible for CDBG funds, an activity must meet one of the three National Objectives, which are:

  • benefit low-to-moderate income persons
  • eliminate or prevent blight or slums (blight and slums must be declared by the local governing body)
  • address an urgent community need (disaster relief)

Read detailed information on eligible and ineligible activities here.

Subrecipient eligibility

  • An eligible subrecipient is any of the following:
  • public agency
  • nonprofit agency
  • Community-based Development Organization (certified CBDO)

Please note that a developer/contractor/owner is not an eligible subrecipient.

Eligible beneficiaries for the subrecipient programs

Please contact the subrecipient agencies directly for eligibility information.

2019-20 Community Development Block Grant Process

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) application for the 2019-20 program year has ended. Application documents listed below include downloadable information regarding the program, application procedure, approval process, checklists and application forms. These documents are now available only for information purposes. For questions, please contact Development Services by calling 969-1200.

  1. CDBG-Program and Application Information 2019
  2. Eligibility Check 2019
  3. Defining the Need 2019
  4. Application Steps 2019
  5. Application Completeness Check 2019
  6. Meeting CON Plan Objectives 2019
  7. Application Form for Public Service 2019
  8. Application Form for CONSTRUCTION 2019
  9. Important Notice on DUNS Number Requirement

The City Council adopted an ordinance approving the Action Plan on May 21, 2019. Following the adoption by the City Council, the Action Plan was submitted to HUD for final approval.

First Time Homebuyer Program

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 HUD's Adjusted HOME Income Limits. 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):

# of People in Household 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Total Household Income $46,350 $52,950 $59,550 $66,150 $71,450 $76,750 $82,050 $87,350

(Based on HUD 2019 CDBG Income Limits for KC, MO-KS HUD Metro effective April 24, 2019)

Eligible applicant for the First Time Homebuyer Program funds

To be eligible for these funds, an individual, a family

  • must meet the definition of a first time homebuyer
  • must have lived in Lee's Summit for 12 months
  • must purchase a residential unit that is located within the corporate city limits
  • must meet the Current Income Limits
  • will occupy the purchased home as the applicant’s principal residence for a period of at least three (3) years

Eligibility for the Minor Home Repair Program funds

  • it must be a owner-occupied single family residential unit
  • it must be located in the corporate city limits of Lee’s Summit
  • the owner of the home must meet the Current Income Limits for low-to-moderate income households

Eligible repairs include:

  • Repair to Exterior Windows and Doors
  • Roof Repair
  • Exterior Paint
  • Repair to Porches and Steps
  • Repair to Exterior Foundation Walls
  • Exterior Walls and Trim
  • Private Sanitary Sewer

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

To be eligible, the buyer must meet the 12-month residency requirement. The buyer must have been Lee's Summit resident for 12 months prior to application for assistance through this program. 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 & Special Projects Department and Development Services 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 & Special Projects 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 and Special Projects. 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 for funding.

First Time Homebuyer Program Information, Forms and Documents Downloads

  1. Program Information Packet
  2. 2019 Income Limits
  3. Application Packet 
  4. Participating Lender List
  5. Other Forms and Documents (Not for Initial Application Submission)
  6. EPA's Pamphlet "Protect Your Family From Lead In Your Home"

Minor Home Repair Program

2019-20 Program Year Application Process Starting on July 17, 2019.

Deadline for submitting application is 5 p.m., Friday, August 30, 2019.

Program Policies and Procedures and Application Form are provided below: 

  1. Minor Home Repair Assistance Program Policies and Procedures 2019-20
  2. Income Eligibility Determination Policies and Procedures
  3. Minor Home Repair Assistance Program Eligibility Self-check
  4. Minor Home Repair Assistance Program Application Form 2019-20
  5. IRS Form 4506-T - Request for Transcript of Tax Return (use this only for paper filing with the IRS)
  6. Certification of Zero Income
  7. Radon Info (Must Read)
  8. Sources of Radon Test Kits
  9. HUD Radon FactSheet
  10. 2019 Income Limits