Transitional Housing Program
Hillcrest provides a transitional housing program for the homeless in multiple communities around the Kansas City metro. Housing sites are located in Independence, Sugar Creek, and Lee’s Summit in Jackson County, Missouri; in Kansas City in Wyandotte County, Kansas; and in Overland Park in Johnson County, Kansas.
Basic program qualifications
1. Adults must be able to find and maintain 35-40 hours per week of employment.
2. Adult and youth program participants must be able to attend 4-5 weekly sessions for life skills, case management, and budgeting. These will be scheduled around their work and school commitments.
3. Youth program participants must have an educational goal (diploma, GED, college, vo-tech, etc.) and be willing to find 10-15 hours per week of employment.
NOTE: After submitting your online application, please contact the housing site you selected as your first choice, by phone or email. If you do not call the housing site you picked as your first choice on a daily basis, your application will be placed at the bottom of the waiting list.
Average waiting list time varies by housing site, but is typically 3-8 weeks. Staff will schedule an interview with you when we have a housing unit available for you. Please call your local housing site with any questions.
Single adults, couples, or families with children:
Application for Transitional Housing – Family Program
Youth ages 16 to 24:
Application for Transitional Housing – Youth Program
Rapid Re-Housing for Families & Youth
Hillcrest also offers a Rapid Re-Housing program through its offices in Clay & Clinton Counties in Missouri. This program provides case management, housing location assistance and financial assistance to help literally homeless youth, singles, couples, and families with children, obtain rental housing of their choosing within the Northland and Northwest Missouri (Andrew, Buchanan, Caldwell, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb, Livingston, and Ray Counties).
A RRH Youth program also exists for teens, young adults, and parenting youth with children, (ages 17-24).
Clients must be literally homeless to qualify for this program (living on the streets, in a car, or other place not meant for human habitation, living in an emergency shelter, or fleeing domestic violence/assault).
Other Emergency Resources
We are NOT an emergency shelter, but the next steps after that. The typical waiting list time for Hillcrest Transitional Housing is 3-8 weeks. Our waiting list for the Rapid Rehousing Program is currently 10-24 weeks.
If you are in need of emergency housing, shelters, rent/utility assistance, or want to apply with additional transitional housing facilities, use the following list of local resources. We also recommend contacting the United Way’s 2-1-1 telephone help line to assist you in locating the appropriate services for your specific needs. Dial 2-1-1 from your telephone to connect with the help line. Click here for our emergency resource list.