Non-Profit and Housing Partner Resources

Apply Now - Housing Stability and Eviction Diversion Program

The SAFHR program is working to expand its services! Housing Stability Service Agencies (HSSAs) are already working across the state to help applicants complete applications and to provide additional supports to those in housing crisis. MHDC is working to expand these services and to provide eviction diversion services for households facing evictions.

Applications for funding are being accepted on a rolling basis, and will continue until all funds have been awarded.  The application is available below.

Non-profits, government, or other community organizations that provide housing-related services should read more in the below document. 

Apply Now - Mortgage Assistance Counseling Program

Housing Stability Service Agencies (HSSAs) are already working across the state to help renters through the HSED program (described above).  MHDC has created a similar program to prevent homeowner mortgage delinquencies, defaults, foreclosures, and displacements of homeowners experiencing hardships since January 2020.

Applications for funding are being accepted on a rolling basis, and will continue until all funds have been awarded.  The application is available below.

HUD-certified Housing Counseling Agencies, or Legal Aid Agencies, should read more in the below document. 

Documents for Existing HSSA Partners

For HSSAs already working with MHDC, find important documentation, including signature cards, eligibility guidelines, expense/payment forms, and more, on the MHDC site.

The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) is intended to: engage homeless individuals and families living on the street; improve the number and quality of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families; help operate these shelters; provide essential services to shelter residents, rapidly re‐ house homeless individuals and families, and prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless. ESG funds are intended to be used as part of a crisis response system using a low barrier, housing‐focused approach to ensure that homelessness is rare, brief, and non‐recurring.

As of March 27, 2020 the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, commonly referred to as the CARES Act was signed into law. The act provides emergency supplemental appropriations and other changes to help the Nation respond to the Coronavirus outbreak. The Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) is working as quickly as possible to make the additional funds from the CARES Act available. MHDC will continue to update its website as more information becomes available.

The purpose of the Missouri Housing Trust Fund (MHTF) is to provide funding for housing-related activities serving low-income individuals and families in the state of Missouri. The MHTF was created by the RSMo 215.034 Statute set forth by the 1994 Missouri State Legislature in order to help meet the housing needs of low-income households and is supported by a three dollar recording fee on all real estate documents filed in the state of Missouri. The Community Initiatives Department of the Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) administers the Missouri Housing Trust Fund (MHTF).

The Missouri Housing Innovation Program (“MoHIP”) has been designed as a flexible funding source in order to address evolving community needs. The program is designed to assist Missouri communities create the capacity to: quickly identify and engage people experiencing homelessness and those at risk of experiencing homelessness; intervene to prevent the loss of housing and divert people from entering the homelessness service system; provide immediate access to shelter and crisis services, without barriers to entry, while permanent stable housing and appropriate supports are being secured; when homelessness does occur, quickly connect people to housing assistance and services – tailored to their unique needs and strengths – to help them achieve and maintain stable housing; address service gap needs as they appear within a community’s systematic response to homelessness.

For additional programs, information, and contacts, please visit the main Missouri Housing Development Commission website at www.mhdc.com.