STATE ASSISTANCE FOR HOUSING RELIEF:
applications ARE open
The State Assistance for Housing Relief (SAFHR) Program provides rent and utility assistance for households who have been impacted by COVID-19. Eligible tenants can apply for financial assistance to be paid directly to their landlord or utility provider. Financial assistance includes rent and utility arrears for the period beginning April 2020 and up to 3 months of forward rent and prepaid fuel utility assistance. The tenant must not owe rental arrears beyond any requested rental arrears through this program in order to apply for forward rent assistance. In order to receive utility assistance, tenants must have an invoice from the utility provider to support the request. Total assistance any tenant receives through SAFHR cannot exceed a period of 12 months.
SAFHR PROGRAM PRESENTATION
This presentation from February 4, 2021 provides information on the funding source, eligibility, and the SAFHR Program phases.
Click here to view the presentation.
The Missouri State Assistance for Housing Relief Program Application Packet is a comprehensive guide to the SAFHR program. The packet includes:
An overview of the SAFHR program and eligibility
Information on the application process
Click here to download the SAFHR Application Packet. Updated 2.28.21
The Missouri State Assistance for Housing Relief Program Application Worksheet can be used to gather all of the required information to complete a SAFHR application. Tenants should complete the worksheet to ensure they have all of the information needed for a SAFHR application.
Click here to download the SAFHR Application Worksheet. Updated 2.28.21
OTHER SAFHR PROGRAM MATERIALS
SAFHR Minimum Lease Requirements (.pdf) Added 2.27.21