|Neighborhood and Community
Much of what the Neighborhoods and Housing Services Department does is designed to strengthen and support our neighborhoods and community organizations. With that in mind, a number of programs and services are in place to reach that goal; many listed below. If you have questions or find that your group needs of a type of assistance or expertise not specifically listed below, please contact the Neighborhood Services Division at 816-513-3200 and they will try to help or put you in touch with those who can.
- Community Engagement Centers (formerly Community Action Network, or CAN Centers) focus resources in a particular neighborhood or geographic region of the city, in order to better serve the residents and needs of that area.
- Similarly, the Robert J Mohart Multipurpose FOCUS Center, located at Linwood and Paseo, serves as a hub for social service agencies and city programs in the midtown area.
- Citywide, the Kansas City Neighborhood Advisory Council (KCNAC) works as a conduit for information and feedback between the neighborhood-level and city officials. KCNAC board members are elected by the neighborhoods themselves, and responsive to their constituents.
- Is your neighborhood association, homeowner association, or block club registered with the City? If not, you may be missing out on some services available as a benefit to registered and active neighborhood groups.
- Want to know who your Neighborhood Preservation inspector is? Look it up on this map (PDF).
- Know someone who is an amazing neighbor, community partner, or leader? Nominate them for the 3-1-1 Call Center's Good Neighbor Award!
- Planning on holding a block party on your street? Make sure to obtain a Block Party permit from the Public Works Department first.
- Interested in Neighborhood Watch for your block or neighborhood? We can help train your residents to work together better to stop crime.
- The Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund provides assistance to neighborhood and community groups wishing to reach out to non-residents and promote themselves.
- The reBUILD/KC mini-grants are currently available for small projects within neighborhoods.