Eligibility

Eligibility is based on where your tenant lives, their household income, and whether they're at risk of losing their housing due to a financial hardship.

 

Where your Tenant lives

The tenant must be a resident of Missouri, and renting their primary residence (or applying for a previous address).

Tenant Household Income

The tenant household's estimated income must be at or below 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) established by HUD - and based on the county and household size.

 

As part of the SAFHR application, landlords will select whether their tenant's household income falls in the 0-30% AMI range, 30-50% AMI range, or 50-80% AMI range.

 

Details on how to calculate household income, and how to look up your tenant's AMI range can be found here.  View the limits and more information here.

FINANCIAL HARDSHIP

One or more members of the tenant household must be receiving unemployment benefits, and/or experienced financial hardship as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Tenants do need not have been sick with COVID-19 - but they must have experienced a reduction in household income (as a result of a reduction in work hours, job loss, etc.), incurred significant costs, or other hardship.

 

Landlords and tenants must also attest to the tenant's risk of losing their residence (housing instability) or becoming homeless as a result of the financial hardship.

© 2021 Missouri Housing Development Commission.

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.

For more information: https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/cares/emergency-rental-assistance-program

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