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Rental assistance in St. Louis area.

Get information on how to get rent assistance in the city as well as the county of St. Louis. There are a large number of churches, charities, and government assistance programs that can help the low income as well as less fortunate in the region. Apply for grants to pay back rent, free motel vouchers for the homeless, or section 8 housing vouchers or security deposit help.

A number of different housing, rent as well as deposit assistance programs are offered by the agencies, ranging from loans to grants. There is even free legal defense for tenants in St. Louis. The terms of each program will vary widely. Some of the St. Louis Missouri based organizations will pay future rent and back rent. Others focus on paying security deposits or help families move. Or they offer free housing counseling, process section 8 housing vouchers or they may offer emergency eviction prevention funds.

Each year thousands of St. Louis families, including single mothers, seniors and the disabled, are faced with the threat of homelessness. In some instances the landlord will just not cooperate closely with the tenant. So in these instance some of the non-profits can even offer landlord/tenant mediation services or free legal aid (in addition to financial help to pay rent) to stop an eviction. Others help ensure that both the landlord and tenant work closely together to find a solution that stops an eviction.

When someone has lost their home or apartment, funds may be available to pay moving costs, first months rent, security deposits, and to generally help an individual find a new home or apartment. This can incorporate case management and resources to help a family get settled into it. Find phone numbers and details on the programs to call in St. Louis for long term or emergency rental assistance.

Franciscan Connection - Another church based organization. Dial (314) 773-8485 for more information. In general, social services are offered for the poor or unemployed. Get emergency financial assistance (including for back rent), all of which is offered to low-income St. Louis area individuals and families in times of need. Volunteers and full time staff can help families apply for government grants, emergency rent fund, deposits, and much more. Location is 5201 Virginia Ave, St. Louis, MO 63111.

Historic Trinity Lutheran Church – This site only services residents of the 63104 zip code. Tenants that are are behind on rent, but have not received an eviction notice, can apply for help. Limited amounts of rent assistance may be offered. Location is 812 Soulard Street, Saint Louis, Missouri 63104, call (314) 231-4092

 

 

 

Jewish Family and Children Service is based at 10950 Schuetz Road. Phone (314) 993-1000. Housing assistance, such as rent or mortgage payments, are offered for income qualified people of Jewish faith only. Some of the financial help is in the form of a no-interest loan.

  • Jewish residents of Saint Louis can also try Kaskowitz Miriam. Zero interest loans for rent or utility bills, housing counseling, home buying programs, and other emergency help is offered. A goal is to stop homelessness as well as evictions. the office is 10950 Schuetz Rd, Saint Louis, MO 63146, call (314) 812-9398. Find more Jewish Federation no interest loans.

Community Action Agency of St. LouisCity and  County, Inc. - This local community action agency serves the county - not the city. Several programs are administered that can address housing issues. Dial (314) 863-0015. Access emergency rent assistance, budgeting, job programs and other counseling. The non-profit agency may provide a loan for rental assistance or other costs, such as utility bills. The location is 2709 Woodson Rd, St. Louis, MO 63114.

Urban League of Metro St. Louis provides services to a large number of surrounding counties, including St. Louis, Millstadt, Cahokia, Fairview Heights, St. Clair County, and more. Access a wide variety of assistance programs, including rental, utility bills, security deposits, and much more. Call  (618) 274-1150. They also help low income residents with home ownership from 10220 Lincoln Trail, Fairview Heights, IL 62208.

  • Another location of the Urban League of Metropolitan City of St. Louis is below. It also has has many resources. Everything from utility bill help to job programs, education, job counseling and more. One part of their services is emergency rent help as well as tenant housing and support for minorities. Address is 3701 Grandel Square, St. Louis, MO 63108. Phone (314) 615-3600

Peoples Community Action Corporation is the community action agency that covers the city of St. Louis itself. One of the major programs is around housing with another around case management. The agency may be able to help people, and direct individuals, to a large number of government and other emergency rent programs. There is also utility help and financial literacy, which can help low income tenants too. There are multiple sites.

  • 6827 South Broadway, Saint Louis, Missouri 63111. Phone - (314) 353-1461
  • 5647 Delmar Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO 63112. Main number is (314) 367-7848

 

 

 

 

Guardian Angel Settlement helps seniors, adults and families with rent and housing needs. The main office is 3300 South Jefferson Avenue, Saint Louis, MO 63118. There are other social services, including food, mortgage help, furniture, and more. All this can be combined with emergency rent help. Dial (314) 773-9027.

The Salvation Army has multiple offices in the county and city. Everything from emergency rent help to free motel vouchers as well as homeless shelters are on site. There is support for single mothers as well as minorities or underemployed. Rent, utility, and mortgage payment help can be paid out for others in need as well.

They also operate the 3010 Apartments program. This is low cost housing (with subsidized rent) for veterans and residents of St. Louis that “need a second chance”. There are multiple locations, and read more on rent help from St. Louis Salvation Army.

  • Gateway Citadel Community Center Emergency Social Services is non-profit that offers numerous referrals and financial aid. They are part of the Salvation Army in St. Louis. It ranges from transitional housing to basic needs. One time rent help may be coordinated for the poor, seniors, and those at risk in Saint Louis. Call (314) 631-1133 for information.

St. Louis Housing Authority is a HUD supported agency. They offer rent subsidized housing as part of section 8. There is Family Self-sufficiency, vouchers, low income as well as public housing and more. Section 8 HCV of St. Louis emergency vouchers (as a form of rental assistance) is often for senior citizens, the disabled, and very low income families. Address is 3520 Page Blvd, St. Louis, Missouri 63106. Phone (314) 531-4770. Read more on the section 8 housing voucher program in Missouri.

Human Services administers the federal government benefits, including temporary cash aid (which can help pay rent or utilities). There is also the government funded Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program. This program provides emergency help to individuals facing an eviction, and funds can also help people find a new home, pay deposits, and even ensure their utilities or heating service is kept on. Dial (314) 612-5900. The main Human Service Office is at 1520 Market Street, Saint Louis, MO 63103.

St. Louis emergency eviction and homeless assistance is offered. Rental assistance from government and non-profit agencies supports tenants. Applicants also can be provided motel vouchers, shelter, information on low income apartments, and rent in advance payments to a landlord. More on eviction and rehousing assistance in St. Louis.

St. Louis Housing Helpline offers referrals only. However the hotline is wide ranging - all the services and advice is free. Callers can learn about homeless shelters, transitional housing, free motel or hotel vouchers or meals sites at churches or charities in the city as well as county. Learn about everything from rent help to free motel vouchers or homeless shelters.

The hot-line can also give information on application sites for grants for paying rental expenses, or qualified borrowers emergency, zero percent interest rate loans. The homeless prevention funds can come from the St. Louis government, non-profits, or even local churches. The cash can be used for paying household costs, rent and other housing expenses, such as a mortgage or even an energy bill. The loan will need to be repaid. There is also support for ex-offenders with rent or furniture. Call the Saint Louis City/County hotline at 866-802-7155 or try 314-802-5444.

St. Patrick Center offers Homeless prevention and housing counseling at 800 North Tucker, St. Louis, MO. Phone (314) 802-0700. Both St. Louis City and County. There is also Housing First, which tries to place formerly homeless people into a new, safe affordable home. This may include funds to pay moving costs, first months rent or a security deposit. Continue with St. Patrick Center St. Louis.

 

 

 

 

Legal Services of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri is government funded, pro-bono law firm. Attorneys, volunteers, and staff help low income renters as well as seniors. Can consultations or free representation in housing court to contest and eviction. The free firm is at 4232 Forest Park Ave, St. Louis, Missouri 63108. For appointments, call (800) 444-0514.

Community Health Plus (BJC Behavioral Health) offers outreach to the homeless as well as mentally and physically disabled. Referrals, advice, food, help in applying for rental assistance or low income housing and more. Location is 1430 Olive Street, St. Louis, Missouri 63103. Phone 314.747.7491

Beyond Housing, 6506 Wright Way, St. Louis, MO 63121. Phone - 314-533-0600. They coordinate low income housing, emergency funding, legal aid and more. They also help low income and minoirty families buy a home or apply for loans. Even find how Section 8 vouchers can pay a mortgage.

Covenant House - Referrals, case management, transitional housing and more is offered from 2727 N Kingshighway Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63113. Dial (314) 533-2241

Doorways offers financial help for back rent, mortgages, or utilities to people with HIV or disabled. There is also support for medical needs, and people with HIV-AIDs can find housing near medical facilities. Address is 4385 Maryland Avenue, Saint Louis, Missouri 63108. Telephone (314) 535-1919

Good Samaritan Center is a faith based charity at 5000 N Park Dr, East St Louis, IL 62204. Whether homeless prevention, grant programs, deposit or rent help, they assist the poor and struggling. They can also help low income families or households with children get furniture for their apartment. Call (618) 482-3950.

Catholic Charities Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry helps with civil legal matters. The main office is at 100 North Tucker Boulevard in St. Louis Missouri. Paralegals or attorneys can advise on landlord disputes and give information on rights when it comes to an eviction or fair housing. They also help immigrants and refugees access housing in the city. Call (314) 977-3993

Community Services Midtown Saint Louis Center seeks to empower struggling or unemployed families. For those faced with an eviction, the charity and its churches may have limited funds or issues loans to pay rent. The homeless can access shelters, meals, or security deposit assistance. Call (314) 534-1180. The non-profit is at 1202 S Boyle Ave, St. Louis, Missouri 63110.

Joint Neighborhood Ministry - This organization is a partnership of local St. Louis churches. Services are provided to help the low income, and those who are spiraling towards poverty. Apply to get help and access to emergency support services or financial aid. Some of the programs can provide utility bill assistance, free food, family counseling, and youth programs to the St. Louis Missouri county region. Referrals may be given to housing and/or rent assistance, but they do not give funds themselves. Call (314) 771-3987.

Housing Options Provided for the Elderly, Inc. focuses on senior housing, mortgage and rent programs. There are rent subsidized homes for the elderly. The office is at 7300 Dartmouth Ave, Suite 100, University City, MO 63130. Call 314-776-0155.

Lemay Housing Partnership Inc. focuses on repairs. This can help renters or landlords. Main office is at 336 E Ripa Ave, St. Louis, MO 63125. Call (314) 631-9905

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paraquad is for the disabled. Government grants, assistive housing, financial aid for rent or medical needs and more. Call (314) 289-4200 for referrals. Or the main office is at 5240 Oakland Ave, St. Louis, MO 63110.

Rebuilding Together St Louis offers home repairs. This can help low income tenants that live in old, unsafe rental homes or apartments. The address is 357 Marshall Ave, St. Louis, MO 63119. Dial (314) 918-9918

Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service is a charity at 4116 McClay Rd, St Charles, Missouri 63304. The church pbased agency can help rehouse and stop homelessness. Phone: (636) 441-1302.

Cardinal Ritter Senior Services offers Affordable Independent Living Senior Apartments. Dial (314) 961-8000. The address is 7601 Watson Rd, St. Louis, MO 63119.

Saint Martha’s Hall, as part of Catholic Charities, offers domestic violence shelters and other services. Dial 314-533-1313. The address is confidential.

 

By Jon McNamara

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