Are you a Missouri Renter financially impacted by COVID-19?
Learn more about programs that can help you with rent and utility payments.

Renter Applications Now Open


The State Assistance for Housing Relief (SAFHR) for Renters program provides rent and utility assistance for eligible Missouri residents who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Am I Eligible?

You are likely eligible if your income is <80% of your area's median income, and you're at risk of losing your housing due to a financial hardship brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.  

How Do I Apply?

Verify your eligibility, collect the required information, and complete the application.  Applications are open now, and expected to remain open until September 2022.

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The SAFHR Program is funded through the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, Pub. L. No. 116-260 (Dec. 27, 2020) (the “Act”) and provided to the State of Missouri from the U.S. Department of the Treasury for emergency rental assistance. This project is being supported, in whole or in part, by federal award number ERA-2101112507 awarded to Missouri Department of Economic Development by the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The Missouri Housing Development Commission is administering this project on behalf of the Missouri Department of Economic Development.

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