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Funding assistance for Independence residents that are first-time home buyers is currenlty available through the Missouri Housing Development Commission’s First Place Home Program for income qualified buyers. Visit the MHDC website at for addtional information. (Funding is not provided directly by the City of Independence, Mo)

Home Buyer Education Programs

If you are considering homeownership, the following home buyer education programs provide essential information about credit, budgeting, the homebuying process, and finding a home.

Neighborhood Services of Kansas City

To register call 816.822.7703 Ext. 225. Cost is $50 (includes two classes, a manual, 1:1 counseling session, and credit report). Classes are held monthly at the Rockhurst University Community Center, 5401 Troost Avenue, KCMO 64110. Website:

Independence Home Buyer Education Program

To register call 816.352.4489. Cost: $40 (includes two classes, a manual, individual session, and credit report). Classes are held monthly at the Fairmount Community Center, 217 S. Cedar Ave., Independence MO 64053.

Additional Information

If you have further questions regarding the information on this page, please contact the Community Development Department at 816-325-7000.