SAFHR For Renters And Landlords
Will No Longer AccepT NEW Applications After January 31, 2023.
Update: Newly submitted applications will be put on a waitlist.
The State Assistance for Housing Relief program (SAFHR) for Renters and Landlords will no longer accept applications after January 31, 2023. Applications submitted prior to January 31 will continue to be processed until all funds have been expended. Missouri will join more than 25 states who have distributed all the emergency rental assistance funding for housing stability allocated by the federal government.
Eligible Missouri tenants in need of assistance with past-due or up to three months of forward rent and utilities should apply before January 31 at mohousingresources.com/safhr. Remaining SAFHR funds will be awarded to eligible applicants in the order applications are received, or until all funding is expended.
More than 100 SAFHR team members are working around the clock to process applications, until all funding is expended. SAFHR’s Housing Stability and Eviction Diversion (HSED) partner agencies across the state are also available to help with SAFHR applications and legal needs. A list of HSED agencies can be found at mohousingresources.com/hsed.
Since spring 2021, SAFHR has helped more than 65,000 families in every Missouri county who have been impacted by the COVID pandemic to avoid eviction and foreclosure. SAFHR has provided more than $500 million in direct assistance.
Since early 2021, SAFHR has approved more than 116,000 applications for rental assistance.
Currently, SAFHR funds approximately 3,500-4,000 applications per week.
After SAFHR funds are exhausted, other jurisdictions such as Clay County, Greene County, Jackson County, Jefferson County, St. Louis County, Kansas City, and St. Louis City may have remaining rental assistance funds available. Contact local officials for the status of these programs.
Need help with case management? MHDC partner HSED agencies can connect Missouri families with legal and other services they may need to achieve housing stability.
MHDC warns Missourians to guard against scams. MHDC/SAFHR will never text you, ask you to log into any site other than the SAFHR Application portal, or require payment for application help.
SAFHR for Homeowners is still open to provide mortgage assistance to eligible applicants. Homeowners can apply at safhrforhomeowners.com.