Housing Authority

The Independence Housing Authority is a governmental body authorized by the State of Kansas and the City of Independence to assist in the development and operation of housing and housing programs for low and moderate income families.


The Independence Housing Authority is an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life by providing decent and affordable housing in a safe, secure living environment.

Fair Housing Policy

The Independence Housing Authority shall comply with all federal, state, and local nondiscrimination laws, the rules and regulations covering Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, and the American with Disabilities Act. The Independence Housing Authority shall not discriminate or deny any family or individual the opportunity to apply for housing on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, or ancestry.

Cedar Pointe

  • One-Bedroom units
  • Elderly & Disabled
  • Utilities included
  • Appliances Included


  • Three-Bedroom, Two-Bathroom homes
  • Energy Efficient
  • Appliances Included

McKinley Housing

  • One, Two & Three-Bedroom units
  • Families, Elderly & Disabled
  • Appliances Included

Penn Terrace Apartments

  • For households consisting of persons 62 years of age and older, non-elderly disabled aged 18-49, near-elderly disabled aged 50-61, in that order of preference. 
  • HUD Subsidized
  • Utilities included
  • Maintenance-free
  • See Penn Terrace page for more information

Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program

  • Subsidies to help pay your rent
  • Short-term assistance
  • HQS approved unit within Independence city limits
  • See Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program page for more information