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Lee's Summit to offer quality housing program

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Posted at 4:06 PM, Jan 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-15 17:06:45-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Lee’s Summit residents will soon be able to participate in a quality housing program.

Ryan Elam, the city’s director of development services, said the program is intended to promote “safety and transparency” among housing choices. It will improve both safety and maintenance of the city’s housing, according to a news release.

“The program’s approach allows easy access to information and promotes a minimum standard for everyone,” Elam said in the release.

Property owners and renters can schedule a free inspection to determine whether or not the space meets “identified standards.” Those that meet the standards will receive a certificate that is valid for two years.

Lee’s Summit will be working with homeowners associations, business groups and community organizations to help “improve housing in their areas,” according to the release.

A checklist for minimum housing standards will be available on the city’s website.

For more information or to schedule an inspection, call 816-969-1200 or email